Boy, oh, boy has this game taken a turn for the better.
After watching Jon Lester wiggle his way out of some trouble in the 7th – with some MAJOR help from his new teammate, Carlos Gonzalez – Javy Baez and Willson Contreras opened up the Cubs lead to 7 runs with a couple of solo shots in the bottom half of the inning.
First up: Javy Baez to left field …
That was Baez’s 14th homer of the season (105 MPH, 374 feet) and second hit of the game. If he starts to heat back up, I will be freakin’ ecstatic.
And speaking of heating back up, how about Willson Contreras?! He technically got his first hit (in over 20 ABs, I believe) when Mike Trout whiffed on an in-between error/hit to center field. But he decided to eliminate any confusion on the slump being over with an opposite field blast in the 7th.
(Bonus: You get to watch Javy’s homer again):
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 3, 2019
That homer was 104 MPH off the bat and traveled 361 feet. It was also Contreras’ 13th homer of the season. Boy am I feeling good.