Homer Party: Jason Heyward and Addison Russell Go Back-to-Back, David Bote Follows

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Homer Party: Jason Heyward and Addison Russell Go Back-to-Back, David Bote Follows

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Jon Lester gave up an early lead to the Astros with an earned run in the bottom of the first inning tonight, but Jason Heyward, Addison Russell, and David Bote did their best to pick him right back up.

In the top of the second inning, Jason Heyward led things off with his 8th homer of the season:

That’s as many homers as he had all of last year and he did it in 200 PAs as opposed to 489 PAs. It was also to the opposite field, which is nice. Heyward is slashing .238/.350/.417 after that one.

Addison Russell immediately followed with an opposite field blast of his own:

As the Cubs point out, that’s Russell’s third home run in four games and he’s clearly heating up right now. In fact, his season slash line is downright great through 50 PAs: .304/.347/.587 (144 wRC+).

But that wasn’t the end of the fun. Because after Russell’s homer, David Bote decided to jump in on the party with a solo blast of his own:

That was Bote’s 5th homer of the year and his slash line still looks good overall: .269/.356/.446 (113 wRC+). If he could heat up again, that would be just swell.

Now let’s play everyone’s favorite game … WHOSE WAS FURTHEST?!

Heyward: 97 MPH, 361 Feet
Russell: 99 MPH, 381 Feet
Bote: 99 MPH, 384 Feet

… None of them. None of them were furthest. I can’t believe the Cubs hit three homers and they were all under 100 MPH and 384 feet. That’s … not gonna happen often.

Here’s all of them back-to-back:



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami