The Chicago Cubs are playing the Washington Nationals right now and it’s a beautiful day at Wrigley Field. But when the weather’s nice at Wrigley Field that means just one thing: home run time.
And home run time it has been indeed, because the Cubs have hit four today off of the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, through just five innings of play.
The four home runs belong to Tommy La Stella, who stays hot and in the lineup, Anthony Rizzo, who is now tied for the third most home runs in baseball (10) and Ben Zobrist who has now hit one in three straight games and two today. Hot, hot, hot.
Tommy La Stella’s home run led off the bottom of the second inning and came on the first pitch in the at bat, tying the game up for the Cubs. It’s not available for embedding yet, but you can watch it right here at Cubs.com.
Then, one inning later, Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs the lead with a solo shot (that was almost overturned on review) and it was followed up immediately by Ben Zobrist. Who doesn’t love back-to-back jacks?
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And just for kicks, Ben Zobrist hit ANOTHER home run, this time of the 3-run variety off of Scherzer in the bottom of the fifth inning. Like La Stella’s this one isn’t embeddable, but you can watch it here on Cubs.com. Zobrist now has four homers and eleven RBI in his last three games. Dude is absolutely locked in right now. That was four home runs allowed by Max Scherzer (the most in any one game in his career), and nine for the season. Today’s multi-homer game was the tenth in Scherzer’s career.
The Cubs have now out homered their opposition 35-19, in 2016.
And just as a bonus, how about an awesome catch by Dexter Fowler in deep right center field at the wall.
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Tell @DexterFowler how you feel about him.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 6, 2016