WATCH: Rizzo pounds 444-foot two-run dinger as part of five-run inning for Cubs


by - Senior Writer -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Anthony Rizzo Photo
Pos: 1B   Height: 6-3   Weight: 240   Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

CHICAGO — During a five-run outburst in the second inning that featured four consecutive two-out hits by the Chicago Cubs against San Diego Padres starting pitcher Walker Lockett, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went yard for a two-run long ball that put the Cubs ahead 4-0.

Scoring shortstop Addison Russell, the two-run dinger was hit off a 92-mile-per-hour fastball thrown at the outside edge of the strike zone. Hammering a no-doubter to straightaway center field, Rizzo drove the ball 444 feet onto the awning beyond center field.

Having now homered five times in his last nine games, Rizzo, who has been thriving in the leadoff spot as of late, is third on the team with 17 home runs. He is in second place in terms of RBI, though, as he boasts 73 runs driven in on the year.

The two-run shot was a milestone homer for Rizzo, as it moved him past Alfonso Soriano for sole possession of 11th place on the Cubs' all-time home-run leaderboard. Rizzo has clubbed 182 four-baggers in his Cubs career.

Comment on this story
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
Vegas odds on Cubs winning 2019 World Series
WATCH: Russell discusses his suspension, apologizes to former wife
WATCH: Russell discusses his suspension, apologizes to former wife
The Hot Corner: Morrow’s rehab, Machado waiting on $300 mil, and more
The Hot Corner: Morrow’s rehab, Machado waiting on $300 mil, and more
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
Cubs insist new TV network won't have right-wing bias
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3: The Cubs Rotation; perhaps MLB's best
CubsHQ 2019 Preview, Part 3: The Cubs Rotation; perhaps MLB's best
Dan's Take: MLB Network is #1, PECOTA projections, and more
Dan's Take: MLB Network is #1, PECOTA projections, and more
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
It's official: Cubs sign lefty specialist
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Cubs single-season tickets go on sale Friday
Maddon's response to PECOTA's last place projection for Cubs
Maddon's response to PECOTA's last place projection for Cubs
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest