It’s another early solo homer for the Cubs tonight, which means they’re totally going to win again 1-0. (This joke is probably no longer accurate by the time you’re reading this.)
Tonight’s blast came from Kyle Schwarber:
No better way to start your weekend than with a SchwarBOMB!
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) August 18, 2018
That wasn’t a monster shot – just 93.1 mph off the bat, and 346 feet – but they don’t all have to be. This isn’t the Home Run Derby.
That was just Schwarber’s second homer of the month, but you may recall a couple shots this month that turned into surprising outs. That is to say, Schwarber is actually striking the ball much better lately than it might seem:
This is an amazing chart and paragraph: pic.twitter.com/SUUxVFyQln
— Brad (@ballskwok) August 17, 2018
After homer 21 for Schwarber, he’s hitting .244/.359/.468 (116 wRC+) on the season. His teammates were very excited for that one:
Is it … is it … get over … YES. pic.twitter.com/iD6wi3ww7X
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) August 18, 2018