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More Fun With Ian Happ’s Big Night

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If there was going to be any let down after he signed his new three-year, $61 million extension, Ian Happ certainly wasn’t going to show it last night in L.A. The 28-year-old outfielder was perfect at the plate last night, logging a single, two doubles, a homer, and a walk. He stole a base, too, just for good measure.

Overall, it’s been an incredible start to the year for Happ:

The stretch reminds me of the period in 2020 when Happ was playing at an MVP caliber level until he fouled that ball off his eye.

Happ’s night wasn’t just tremendous on the production side, but there was a bit of early-season mark-setting in the process:

Happ’s final double was a measly 103.1 mph off the bat, so clearly he was wearing down. In all seriousness, I wonder how many guys have a game so far this year with at least four hits of 103 mph+. Can’t be too many.

The night was also a rare one in Cubs history, where Happ joined just a few other guys to pull off what he did:

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.