Schwarzzo? Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo Hit Monster, Notable Dingers (VIDEOS)

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Schwarzzo? Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo Hit Monster, Notable Dingers (VIDEOS)

Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Highlights

I wasn’t able to properly celebrate yesterday’s two huge dingers, and I wanted to remedy that this morning to get our Sunday mornings going. Consider it your Sunday morning church of baseball.

Kyle Schwarber kicked off the scoring in yesterday’s game with a mammoth shot to right center:

That was 107 eeeeeeasy mph off the bat, and 405 feet way out. And believe it or not, that wasn’t even Schwarber’s only barrel on the day:

In any other park, that’s a two homer day for Schwarber. But, alas, the wells in right and left field. Still a huge shot, and brought his season line up to .250/.369/.487 with a 124 wRC+.

The homer was Schwarber’s 20th of the year, making him the first Cubs outfielder to have back-to-back 20+ homer seasons since Alfonso Soriano six years ago (Muskat). That’s wild. Not a lot of power out there in recent years.

Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo one-upped Schwarber by hitting a multi-run shot quite a bit further:

That one was 108 mph off the bat and 444 feet out to center. Oh, and like Schwarber, it wasn’t Rizzo’s only barrel of the day either:

Rizzo has now homered five times in his last nine games, and we are reminded that, for as consistent has he’s been in end-of-the-season numbers, the guy is incredibly streaky. Keep that hot streak going, my dude.

For Rizzo, it was homer number 17, and pushed his season line up to .264/.361/.450 with a 115 wRC+. Think he knew it was gone?

(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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Author: Brett Taylor

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