As we discussed earlier today, despite a recent long 0-fer streak, Kyle Schwarber has actually performed relatively well during that stretch – tons of walks, almost no strikeouts, and a whole lot of hard contact without the results you’d expect.
Tonight, he had some more hard contact. So much hard contact that the wind didn’t really matter, the previous results didn’t matter, and the presence of a league-best defense didn’t matter. Nobody was catching this ball.
Check out Schwarber’s blast:
There’s got to be a better way to measure that. pic.twitter.com/OZkEDG3Q82
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 17, 2017
Sometimes when a ball doesn’t go out onto Waveland or Sheffield, it doesn’t *feel* like it was a monster blast. But those homers you see way up there in the right center bleachers like that one? They are deceptively deep. Extremely deep. The ball almost never gets up there.
— Cubs Exit Velocity (@cubsexitvelo) May 17, 2017
462 feet! That’s how far you’ve gotta jack one to get it up there.
What a blast by Schwarber.