All anybody wants to talk about is the fact that each Cubs outfielder hit 2 home runs in yesterday's 10-1 romp over the Reds in Cincinnati.
That's 2 from Ian Happ, 2 from Jason Heyward and 2 from Kyle Schwarber.
All in the same game.
The first time in baseball history that's been done.
So like... no team has done that even once, and the game began back when Ulysses S. Grant was president and, coincidentally, around the same time that the tape measure was invented.
The very tool one could use to discover that Kyle Schwarber's 2nd home run traveled 444 feet.
Oh yeah, and that one was a grand slam, and he hit it so hard I was reminded of the one he hit vs the Brewers last year.
The one that broke the Statcast records, and Jordan Bastain reacted with this: "Schwarber's grand slam was unlike any other in the five years Statcast has been tracking data. The blast off Brewers righty Zach Davies checked in at 473 projected feet, making it the longest slam in Statcast history."
Some people call that a "Grand Salami".
Did you know that..."Various newspaper accounts show players used the term "grand salami" for a grand slam at least as early as 1966. "When Ernie Banks hits a grand slam he always calls it a 'grand salami,'" reportedJack Lang. "'In that way I always manage to get a nice big salami delivered to my home by the Hebrew National salami people,' Banks laughed."
At least that's what it says on Wikipedia.
And Schwarber's Salami added 4 RBIs to the one he knocked in in the 4th inning, which was the first run of the game.
So Heyward, Happ and Schwarber not only hit 6 home runs, but they did it all in the last 5 innings.
Those 6 home runs accounted for all the scoring the Cubs did yesterday.
I was going to say something about the infield, but I forgot what it was so... here's a painting of our cat, Roo:
Anyway, cool game.
Cubs have today off and will play in Pittsburgh next - the first two games starting at 6:05 but the Thursday game will be a luncheon affair starting at 12:35.