The Chicago Cubs homered four times on Saturday, which was enjoyable and incredible.
And somehow the Cubs topped it on Sunday.
Dexter Fowler led off the game with an opposite field blast, and the Cubs just kept going from there. Kris Bryant homered later in the inning (also opposite field), Kyle Schwarber did the oppo trick a couple innings later, Miguel Montero hit his own opposite field shot that same inning, and then Bryant topped it off with his second homer of the day:
There’s so much to love about that video. Four of five homers going to the opposite field. The way Schwarber goes with the pitch, almost slapping it, and it still goes out. Montero’s lean back. And Cameron Maybin disappearing into the ivy as he hopelessly tracks Bryant’s high fly to center.
Can you tell which of those bombs was the longest?
It was Bryant’s center field job, even though it was the closest one to not leaving the park. It went 412 happy feet, according to Home Run Tracker, and Schwarber’s was the shortest, at 368 feet. But, unlike the four homers on Saturday, each of the Cubs’ five blasts yesterday would have left a majority of the ballparks in baseball with Montero’s being the lone exception (it would have gone out in 12 other parks).
If it seems like the Cubs are hitting a ton of homers lately, they are. Their 36 homers to date this month lead all of baseball (by four over the Orioles and Blue Jays). Their .855 team OPS in August trails only the Red Sox (.873).