WATCH: Rafael Ortega smacks first pitch of game for 388-foot homer
|Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:15 PM- -|
This is the way to start a contest.
Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega saw the first pitch of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and smacked it into the right-field seats to put the Northsiders up 1-0.
It was his 11th homer of the season and it traveled an estimated 388 feet with an exit velocity of 106.9 MPH.
The homer was his second career lead-off homer.
Check out the homer below:
The best way to begin a game, in our opinion. pic.twitter.com/KFFdVI1s67— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 30, 2021