The Cubs are havin’ themselves a day, and more on that in a bit.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of all so far – in a game that has already featured two homers by Addison Russell and an Anthony Rizzo grand slam – is Javier Baez’s first homer of the year.
It’s not just that he hit a homer, it’s that it came on an 0-2 pitch, he toned down his swing for the count, and he still obliterated the ball:
That was Baez’s third hit of the day, too. Plus a walk.