Cubs Explode with 7-Run Inning, Including Ian Happ Grand Slam (VIDEO)

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Cubs Explode with 7-Run Inning, Including Ian Happ Grand Slam (VIDEO)

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Well, if you were looking for the Cubs’ offense to break out in the wake of a deep, long, team-wide slump, they’ve certainly done it tonight.

It wasn’t just the leadoff homer by leadoff-man-of-the-night Anthony Rizzo, it was a SEVEN-run second inning by the team. More than that, all the run-scoring started after there were already two outs.

Kyle Schwarber walked with one out, and then Willson Contereras grounded into a fielder’s choice. So, then, with two outs: Jon Lester singled, Albert Almora Jr. walked, Anthony Rizzo walked, Ian Happ hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant singled, Jason Heyward singled, Addison Russell doubled, and then Schwarber struck out to end the inning.

Yo. That’s a nice inning.

Here’s the Ian Happ grand slam (via @Cubs):

That, by the way, is why you don’t tell hitters to AUTOMATICALLY take pitches just because the opposing pitcher has been wild. Sometimes, he’s wild in the zone, too.

A very well-struck ball for Happ, and I love seeing it go the opposite way:

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