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Jeimer Candelario Hit His First Big League Homer (VIDEO)

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Before he heroically took one off the knee to help the along in their comeback win, Jeimer Candelario gave the Cubs a lead in the 7th inning against the Nationals.

The Cubs didn’t have a lot of luck breaking through against Nationals starter Joe Ross, but Candelario helped end his day with this blast (via @Cubs):

Candelario, 23, has consistently raked at AAA, but has hit just .140/.245/.256 in 49 big league plate appearances across three brief call-ups. As we’ve said before in discussing Candelario, there’s really not much of anything there in the way of a sample – especially when you consider how inconsistently he was used in those call-ups – to tell you about what he could or could not be in the big leagues.


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So, then, for today, I’m just hoping the knee is fine, and it was good to see that flash of power. It’s a stretch that Candelario can be a long-term starter for the Cubs, given that he’s currently limited to third and first base, the spots that are extremely locked down on this team. But he’s got a little chance right now to show off what he can do, and I hope he does. Only good can come from it.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

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