Well, it didn’t take long to get the Cubs bullpen up … and DANCING!
Yup, in the bottom of the first inning, Kyle Schwarber launched a no-doubter into the left field bleachers to give the Cubs an early 1-0 lead.
Check it out:
According to Statcast, that homer was 103 MPH off the bat and traveled 408 feet, giving the Cubs yet another 1-0 lead over the Dodgers early. Given Darvish’s fly ball tendencies and struggles against lefties, this is exactly what Maddon was hoping for. Hell yes.
Take another look at the one-handed bat flip:
One-handed bat tosses? Underrated pic.twitter.com/4g8BIr4GkS
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) October 18, 2017
#Cubs career postseason HR leaders:
6 Anthony Rizzo
6 Kyle Schwarber
5 Kris Bryant
5 Dexter Fowler
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) October 18, 2017
Let’s Go Cubs. 1-0 after one.