Willson Contreras Gets the Cubs On the Board With a Deep Homer Off Zack Greinke!

Well, things didn’t get off to a great start today, as the Diamondbacks piled on four runs in the top of the first inning against Cubs’ starter Jose Quintana.

With the wind blowing out, the D-Backs launched two homers (a three-run shot from Paul Goldshmidt and a solo shot that bounced off the left field video board from Brandon Drury … yeah) and jumped out to an early lead.

But after a lengthy rain delay and a 1-2-3 top of the second, Willson Contreras led off the bottom of the second with a monster shot of his own.

Check it out:

That was Contreras first at-bat of the day and 17th home run of the season. And, as you can tell, it was no cheapy: 106 MPH, 429 feet. If you’re keeping track at home, that was Contreras’ sixth homer since the All-Star break, which also makes him tied with Kyle Schwarber for the third most home runs on the Cubs this season.

As usual, Mr. Kamka has your interesting post-play stat:

That solo shot brought the Cubs within three runs with a whole lot of baseball left to play.

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