Anthony Rizzo proudly announces the birth of his twin homers, Deep Center and Upper Deck, each weighing at about 5.2 oz, and measuring 420 and 413 feet.
To celebrate, the Chicago Cubs continued their two game winning streak, beating the Miami Marlins 4-2.
I actually had to look up how much a baseball weighs, and it's on the Official Rules page at MLB.com:
The ball shall be a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or similar material, covered with two stripes of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together. It shall weigh not less than five nor more than 5 1/4 ounces avoirdupois and measure not less than nine nor more than 9 1/4 inches in circumference.
Yeah whatever...so Rizzo came into the game at what turned out to be the end of a 1 for 20 slump because he went 3 for 4 with the 2 dingers and a single.
He cliamed the single was his favorite hit of the day because "that's my swing there."
The 2 homers put him up on the homer leader board tied for 2nd with some guy named Bryce Harper at 8 homers apiece.
Kind of strange in that almost half of Rizzo's 17 hits are homers, but there you go.
Scott Feldman gets his first win as a Cub, Darwin Barney goes 3 for 3 (doubling his season total hits), and Kevin Gregg gets the save.
Tonight it'll be Travis Wood and his NL #11 ranked 2.08 ERA taking on the Marlins, and tomorrow is Carlos Villanueva and his NL #4 ranked 1.53 ERA for the final game.
Can't quite say it.
That word that means one team wins every game in a series against another team.