Anthony Rizzo joined Heyward in blasting one at Salt River Fields, and his left the bat at an absurd and blistering 114 mph, and eyewitnesses said the ball went way, way out to center field. Statcast had the distance at 452 feet, according to Jon Heyman.
I can’t even imagine what such a rocket, deep, monster homer looks like.
Oh, wait – I don’t have to imagine!
Thanks to Jon Ferlise for grabbing some video and sharing it with the world:
Rizzo goes deeeeep to center field for a homer in too of third pic.twitter.com/9FWZMdInS2
— Jon Ferlise (@CubsKingdom) March 7, 2016
The crowd’s reaction on the homer is almost subdued by the fact that the ball went so far they could barely track it. That’s my read, anyway.
But Rizzo and Heyward weren’t the only Cubs homers yesterday. In the game at Sloan Park, Addison Russell provided the only offense with a towering homer, his second of the spring:
Just enough to get out, but, hey, we’ll take all kinds.