WATCH: Contreras absolutely crushes baseball for 452-foot jack
|Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:33 PM- -|
CUMBERLAND, Georgia — Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras made quite the impression with his first home run of the season. Blasting a monstrous 2-run jack in the top of the sixth inning of the Cubs' matchup with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, Contreras put the Cubs ahead 3-2.
The tape measure was indeed warranted for the dinger, as it carried 452 feet for the second-longest home run of the backstop's career. Left fielder Kyle Schwarber, who walked in the previous at-bat, scored on the play. Contreras' blast, which left the bat at a blazing speed of 113 miles per hour, closely followed a Braves pitching change that worked in Chicago's favor.
[B5-0o]— Home Run Tracker (@DingerTracker) April 4, 2019
Willson Contreras homers (1): fly ball to CF (2-run)
Exit velocity: 113mph??
Angle: 24°?? pic.twitter.com/MfY5MCDvfw