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Ian Happ and Anthony Rizzo Go Deep in Big Second Inning (VIDEOS)

Chicago Cubs Highlights

The Cubs are out to a huge lead early against the Diamondbacks tonight, thanks in no small part to two dingers in the second inning.


First, Ian Happ led off the frame with a rare right-handed shot, skying out into the left center bleachers:

That was Happ’s 14th homer in his rookie season, in which he’s now batting .250/.323/.509. It was high in the sky:

Later in the inning, after Jon Lester singled, Ben Zobrist reached on an error, and Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly, Anthony Rizzo stepped up. In his first at bat, Rizzo looked as bad as you’ll ever see him, swinging and missing at three straight breaking pitches out of the strike zone.


But you know Rizzo – he adjusts, and then he does this:

Rizzo stayed back on the pitch, and just went with it the other way for his 25th bomb of the year.

Oh, and Rizzo must’ve said to Happ, “That was a nice homer youngster, and I can hit in the exact same distance in the same direction, but mine’s gonna be even higher”:


Oh, and check it out – the new guy in the bullpen got to do something new:


Brett Taylor

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