Rafael Ortega Blasts a Game-Tying, Two-Run Homer in the 8th!

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Rafael Ortega Blasts a Game-Tying, Two-Run Homer in the 8th!

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs trailed by two or three runs all day, but after Christopher Morel singled to put himself on base in the 8th, Rafael Ortega came up as the would-be game-tying run.

And he went boom to do just that:

That’s Ortega’s 4th homer on the year, and his season slash line is up to .269/.361/.395/115 wRC+ even after the very slow April. He’s a platoon bat, but he handles righties so well and can play all over the outfield. Just a really solid player.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.