WATCH: Javier Baez clobbers 422-foot blast, his 20th homer of season
|Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 10:40 PM- -|
CHICAGO — Going yard against the Philadelphia Phillies for the second straight game, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez hammered a lengthy leadoff blast on Tuesday. Baez took starter Aaron Nola deep for the Cubs' first home run of the night, trimming the Phillies' lead to 9-4.
The solo shot kicked off the bottom of the sixth, and it sailed 422 feet out to left-center at Wrigley Field. Marking the 20th dinger of the season for "El Mago," which leads the Cubs, the no-doubter served as Baez's second RBI of the contest and 54th RBI of the year, which also leads the Cubs.
Nola offered up a 79.1-mph knuckle curveball, and Javy was not fooled by it. Instead, Baez plowed a towering round-tripper off the bat at 105.5 mph and 26 degrees. The star middle infielder has now homered at least 20 times in four different seasons.
Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs (20) pic.twitter.com/8QpInc2qTF— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) July 7, 2021