A scary, but then kinda-funny moment from yesterday’s game, as Javy Baez lost the grip on his bat, sending it hurtling toward the Cubs’ dugout.
Welcome to the big leagues, Albert Almora:
Thank goodness for the fence protection there, or Almora would have had a fat bruise on his hindquarters as a souvenir from his first week in the big leagues.
All was well, as the pair teamed up for a bunch of runs later in the game, though, when Almora stroked a pinch-hit up the middle to score a run, and Baez followed with a three-run homer:
Through 10 big league plate appearances, Almora is hitting .300/.300/.400, which is humorously about the kind of line you’d expect from Almora right now – a fair number of hits, no walks, and not a lot of power (86 wRC+). Since it’s 10 plate appearances, I’m not actually going to deconstruct the numbers – I just though it was fun to point out, since we were already having fun with these two guys.