When he’s not getting hit by pitches – yes, he got hit by another one today – Willson Contreras is doing the hitting. He’s quietly been heating up in between HBPs, and he just crushed one that bounced out onto Waveland.
The fun thing is, it came right after he assisted on a strike-em-out-throw-em-out to end the top of the 5th, and then boom:
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And that was like 17 mph winds coming in from left, too, so he crushed that thing.
Oh, and here’s that assist in the top of the frame: