WATCH: Anthony Rizzo hammers first-inning homer in second straight game
|Monday, July 26, 2021, 8:41 PM- -|
CHICAGO — For the second day in a row, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo swatted a first-inning home run at Wrigley Field. After skying a solo shot against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, Rizzo put the Cubs up 2-0 over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.
Rizzo's two-run blast off starter Wade Miley plated right fielder Kris Bryant, who hit a two-run dinger in the first-inning at-bat immediately preceding Rizzo's on Sunday. Bryant collected an infield single via a comebacker that ricocheted off Miley's glove, and Rizzo went yard on the very next pitch.
The first-pitch two-run bomb sailed 411 feet out to right-center field. A towering blast, the hard-hit dinger sported a launch angle of 33 degrees after getting scorched off the bat at 105.1 mph. Miley gave it up on a 84.9-mph cutter, his specialty pitch. Rizzo now has 13 homers and 38 RBIs on the season.