You can imagine my grand confusion tonight when Daniel Descalso led off for the Cubs and did this wonderful thing.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 1, 2019
You see, Descalso usually only hits with two outs and/or runners in scoring position. He is the king of clutch. But this was leading off the game, so it definitionally is the only at bat in the entire game that cannot take place either with outs or with runners on base. HOW, I ask, did he do it?!?!?
I joke, obviously, but that *was* the first leadoff homer of his career. So, hey, who’s really joking, eh?
That bomb was 101 mph off the bat, and just far enough to right center – 386 feet – to get out. I’ll take it!