I guess that headline doesn’t really work, because, as the Cubs point out, Lake Michigan is the other direction. Also, it is a lake, not a sea. Also, it wouldn’t have reached quite that far anyway. Also, shut up and just enjoy David Bote crushing another ball.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 26, 2018
Technically, we didn’t see that ball land, so maybe he hit it so far that it reached the Pacific Ocean. You don’t know.
Man, my dude loves hitting in two-strike pitcher’s counts, doesn’t he? I guess you have to get him out before he gets to two strikes, because if not, that’s when he wrecks you.
Bote hit that one so hard and so far that it doesn’t currently show up in Statcast’s game feed. He broke Statcast.
Bote is now hitting .290/.376/.523 (138 wRC+) on the year through 125 plate appearances after that, his sixth homer of the year. That puts him at slightly better offensive production this season than Javy Baez, just for context.