WATCH: Kris Bryant powers out 409-foot blast in first inning
|Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12:54 PM- -|
PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs wasted little time in taking the lead on Thursday, as first baseman Kris Bryant smoked a 409-foot home run out to straightaway center field in just the second plate appearance of the game. The dinger at PNC Park provided the North Siders with a 1-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the top of the first.
Bryant's 11th long ball of the season, the bomb came on an 81.6-mph changeup thrown by starter Tyler Anderson, a pitcher Bryant has experienced plenty of success batting against in his career. Sporting a launch angle of 37 degrees, the towering blast left the bat at 100.3 mph. Bryant now has 31 RBIs on the year.
KB's fourth career home run against Tyler Anderson gives the Cubs the lead! pic.twitter.com/8UQ2NOjbyZ— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) May 27, 2021