GRAND BOOM: Cubs Load the Bases in the First, and Anthony Rizzo Unloads Them (VIDEO)

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GRAND BOOM: Cubs Load the Bases in the First, and Anthony Rizzo Unloads Them (VIDEO)

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After John Lackey managed to wriggle out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the top of the first allowing just one run (thanks in large part to a great throw to the plate by Kyle Schwarber), Homer Bailey decided to try his hand at the feat in the bottom of the frame.

He was not as successful.

That’s because Anthony Rizzo is very big and very strong:

Boom, baby. A pitcher named Homer and all that.

That was Rizzo’s 28th homer of the year, leaving him four shy of his career high with a lot of time left in the season.

Rizzo doesn’t go oppo with his homers very often, but they sure are lovely when he does:



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.