Willson Contreras Begins the Comeback with a Solo Shot in His First At-Bat After the Break!

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Willson Contreras Begins the Comeback with a Solo Shot in His First At-Bat After the Break!

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs went down early this afternoon, when Matt Carpenter and the Cardinals poured on 5 runs before the second inning was over.

But they’ve dug themselves out of a million holes this season, including, most recently, yesterday against these very Cardinals …

… And they’ll try to do it again today, starting with this monster blast from Cubs catcher and 2018 NL All-Star Willson Contreras:

Contreras homered in the first Major League at-bat of his career, his first at-bat of his first All-Star game, and now in the first at-bat after the break. It was only his eighth home run of the season, but it brought his season slash line up to .281/.371/.461 (125 wRC+) which is absolutely brilliant for any catcher, let alone one as talented behind the plate as Contreras.

The Cubs still have a deficit to overcome, but they’ve done it before. Maybe it’s starts right here.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami