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