Although you could point to last year’s walk-off grand slam, the three-hit-three-RBI-winner, or even Game Seven of the World Series solely because of The Speech, it’s possible that Jason Heyward had his best game as a Chicago Cub last night.
Heyward reached base all five times he came to the plate, homered twice, and stole two bases for good measure. That’s a fantastic game, and also a unique game right there:
Per Play Index, Jason Heyward is the first Cubs player on record with 2 walks, 2 steals and 2 homers in a game.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 7, 2019
Jason Heyward last night became the first #Cubs player since 1900 to record multiple home runs and multiple steals in the same game.
— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) April 7, 2019
Bonus on the stolen base part: the two steals last night were twice as many as Heyward had all of last season.
The big night pushed Heyward’s early-season line up to a whopping .370/.419/.704, with a 176 wRC+. Ironically, he’s rating as a negative defensive player right now. Small samples are funny … good ole big-bat, no-glove Jason Heyward, AMIRITE?
In all seriousness, this is pretty awesome:
Jason Heyward in an honest moment, when informed that Joe Maddon said its the best the manager has seen him hit the ball as a Cub: "That's not hard to say."
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 7, 2019
Enjoy a big day, Jason:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 7, 2019