Cubs Homer Party: Bote Kicks It Off, Baez Shakes It Off, Rizzo Nets the Obligatory Solo Shot

If it feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve celebrated a Cubs Homer Party, that’s because it has been. And *that’s* because the Cubs haven’t had a three-homer game in forever. Heck, they hadn’t score more than a run in a week until last night, so

Anyway, let’s celebrate!

David Bote kicked things off by taking advantage of a meatball to give the Cubs their first non-solo-homer run-scoring play in 50 innings:

That was 110.5 mph off the bat, which is what David Bote does. He’s been in a mini-slump, but that was nice to see. He also looked especially confident at the plate last night, taking some tough pitches on his way to a couple walks.

Javy Baez gave the the Cubs their second homer of the night, but only after he dealt with a very personal blow:

I know that Baez does that kinda thing sometimes, but I still am over here hoping he doesn’t wake up feeling a lot of pain.

In the moment, at least, he was certainly feeling OK, because after the very next batter he did this:

Because Anthony Rizzo did this:

That was Rizzo’s 20th homer of the season, tying him for the second most such seasons by a Cubs lefty:

Watch them fly, gents.

(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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