With the exception of Javy Baez, if we wrote about your first half struggles over the break, you homered in yesterday’s win over the Orioles.
And, thanks to a bullpen implosion, the Cubs needed every last one of yesterday’s five homers, capped off by Addison Russell’s game-winner in the 9th inning.
Here are all five shots from the game, via @Cubs on Twitter:
On the right end of a slugfest. pic.twitter.com/31XdfdF8sP
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 15, 2017
A lotta missed spots in that sequence, and the Cubs took advantage, as you’d hope they would.
Per ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, Willson Contreras’s opening bomb was the longest of the night, traveling 442 feet. Kyle Schwarber’s was just behind, at 434 feet to nearly the very same spot in the Cubs’ bullpen.
Addison Russell’s shot also cleared 400 feet (401), and Jason Heyward’s shot went 390 feet. Ben Zobrist’s blast was the baby of the group, but at 375 feet well over the wall, it was hardly a cheapy – it would have left 27 other ballparks, too.