No matter how you slice it, runs will be hard to come by against Phillies ace Aaron Nola tonight.
So, then, it was nice of Anthony Rizzo to ensure at least one by absolutely destroying a ball off the right field video board to start the second inning:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 7, 2018
That was 106.7 mph off the bat, and 415 feet way, way out to right. Anthony Rizzo has absurdly quick hands, even up and in. Nola didn’t locate that pitch poorly – it looks so tempting to attack Rizzo there – but Rizzo just beat him.