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It’s an NLCS HOMER PARTY! Contreras, Javy, and Javy Make Three

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Through the first four games of the NLCS, the Chicago Cubs have scored a total of just seven runs. And, if you can believe it, every single one of those runs came off a homer.


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Albert Almora hit a two-run shot in Game One, Addison Russell hit a solo shot in Game Two, Kyle Schwarber sent one out by himself in Game Three, and Willson Contreras/Javy Baez teamed up for three total dingers last night.

The difference between last night and the first three games, of course, is that yesterday’s homers actually led to a Cubs win. And you know what that means: it’s time to party, homer-style.

Starting with Contreras’ MONSTER shot in the bottom of the second inning (with the bonus Spanish call):

Dude. that was absolutely destroyed, and, as I mentioned yesterday, the furthest postseason homer tracked in the Statcast era (491 feet). Which, like, wow. Way to go, dude. Also, go back and watch Alex Wood’s immediate reaction … I have a feeling he knew that one might break some records.


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Two batters later, Javy Baez sent one of his own out to left, and it was no cheapy either (437 feet), it just looked a lot shallower, because Contreras literally hit the video board in left. And Baez launched another one in his next at bat in the fifth.

Here’s a look at both:

Although the second one didn’t get nearly as far out as his first (heck it was over 100 feet shorter than Contreras’), Baez made up for it by taking a pitcher’s pitch, which was nearly on the ground, out over the fence in left.

Seriously look at the location of this one:

Deservedly, Javy came for the curtain call because the fans asked for it:

After the game, Baez’s manager gave him some love, given the tough October he’s had.

“Just give him [Javy] credit for sticking with it,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said via Cubs.com. “Very difficult start to the postseason for him, and that’s what he can do.”


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Later, Kyle Schwarber lobbed some even greater praise, saying Baez is, more so than others, a baseball player. “You guys can label him as flashy. You guys can label him as whatever. But that guy to me is a baseball player. He cares. He makes the stellar plays, he makes the routine plays and he finds a way to come up with big hits.”

He certainly did last night.

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

And finally, because of their big night’s at the plate, each of Contreras and Baez got a little media-attention postgame … and I had a little fun with it:

Way to go, guys. Now get back out there and do it again tonight.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.