After John Lackey managed to wriggle out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the top of the first allowing just one run (thanks in large part to a great throw to the plate by Kyle Schwarber), Homer Bailey decided to try his hand at the feat in the bottom of the frame.
He was not as successful.
That’s because Anthony Rizzo is very big and very strong:
Unpacking the bags. pic.twitter.com/rCVCNKeGvz
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 17, 2017
Boom, baby. A pitcher named Homer and all that.
That was Rizzo’s 28th homer of the year, leaving him four shy of his career high with a lot of time left in the season.
Rizzo doesn’t go oppo with his homers very often, but they sure are lovely when he does:
— Cubs Exit Velocity (@cubsexitvelo) August 17, 2017