After rocketing up the leaderboards with 19 blasts by June 15th, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hadn’t hit a home run in over a month. Until today. But you know what they say, good things come to those who wait.
Check out Rizzo’s two-out, opposite-field, go-ahead home run … his 20th of the year:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 19, 2019
That ball left Rizzo’s bat at 99 MPH and traveled 366 feet … just enough to wipe out the Padres 3-0 lead and give the Cubs a one-run lead of their own.
The Cubs now have four players with at least 20 homers: Kris Bryant (20), Javy Baez (22), Kyle Schwarber (21), and Rizzo (20). Willson Contreras (19), when he returns, should join the club shortly.
UPDATE: A shot from the crowd …
HARD HATS AND 2ND HALF SPANISH CUBS pic.twitter.com/M3wsiPbfGu
— Connor Pomering (@CPo__) July 19, 2019
Eric Lauer: I will now perform a magic trick
Wrigley Field: Ooooh what will you do?
Eric Lauer: I will make a 3-run lead disappear!
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) July 19, 2019