Let’s see …
Reds pitching in Great American Ballpark, check.
Solo homer, check.
First homer of the year, check.
23-degree bullet sent out at 107 mph, check.
Nope. I’m talking about Javy Baez’s blast, which was basically identical to Heyward’s, just the other direction:
— Matt Clapp (@TheBlogfines) April 22, 2017
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 22, 2017
Javier Baez celebrates having one of the best selling jerseys in baseball by going yard. pic.twitter.com/aQXI9AMQtu
— Luis M. (@lcm1986) April 22, 2017
That was another bullet, with the same launch angle and exit velocity as Heyward’s. And, like Heyward’s, it came on a pitch dead straight in the middle of the strike zone. Guys won’t always make that mistake, but you love seeing Cubs hitters crushing it when they do.