WATCH: Anthony Rizzo, Patrick Wisdom hit back-to-back towering blasts
|Monday, June 14, 2021, 9:46 PM- -|
NEW YORK — After getting shut out for 6 1/3 innings, the Chicago Cubs hit back-to-back solo blasts in the top of the seventh on Monday. New York Mets reliever Trevor May got taken deep by first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Patrick Wisdom, making the score 5-2 in favor of the Mets.
First, Rizzo put the Cubs on the board by crushing a moonshot into the upper deck beyond right field, with the ball carrying 418 feet at Citi Field. Five pitches later, Wisdom smashed a 392-footer out to center. Rizzo now has eight homers and 30 RBIs on the year, and Wisdom, who has hit a slew of dingers in recent weeks, has nine homers and 13 RBIs on the year.
May gave up the long ball to Rizzo on a 96.1-mph four-seamer and was taken deep by Wisdom on an 84.1-mph slider. Rizzo's rainmaker exited the yard at 104.4 mph and 30 degrees, while the other round-tripper was launched off Wisdom's bat at 101.5 mph and 35 degrees. Wisdom, who currently leads all MLB rookies in home runs, has hit all nine of his home runs since May 27.