Fun With Kyle Schwarber's Second Homer and Baserunning Wipeout (VIDEO)

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Fun With Kyle Schwarber’s Second Homer and Baserunning Wipeout (VIDEO)

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Last night, Kyle Schwarber not only sent one 448 feet to center in his first at bat, he also hammered one the opposite way in his next at – two homers in two pitches, to be precise. Here’s that second homer:

As you could see, because he’s a hustler (the good kind), Schwarber wasn’t taking anything for granted, and ran hard around first base. Oopsie doodle:

As long as he didn’t hurt himself, it’s all good fun.

Which his teammates definitely had:

Even the batboy couldn’t help himself:

And the GIF of Schwarber rounding first was absolutely perfect for this:

No one was laughing about the two homers, though. Well, I was kind of laughing about this, but in a very good way:

This was also fun:

The game boosted Schwarber’s season line with the Cubs up to .267/.362/.570 (151 wRC+) over 51 games and 199 plate appearances. The guy already has 15 homers, which is absolutely nuts if you extrapolate it over a full season.

Schwarber also sports a bizarre and unique .179/.286/.512 line over his last month or so. He has just 15 hits in that span, but 9 of them are homers. His .143 BABIP in that time isn’t all his fault, though the strikeout rate has been elevated (34.7%). You can’t assume he’ll always homer this much when going through a rough stretch, but, hey, if he generally keeps the power and the patience (13.3% BB rate) during the rough patches, he’s going to be a fantastic big league hitter.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.