WATCH: Javier Baez hammers 425-foot two-run tater
|Monday, August 24, 2020, 8:43 PM- -|
DETROIT — In the same inning that David Bote hit the longest home run of the Cubs' season thus far (455 feet), Javier Baez smashed a 425-footer that was nearly as impressive. Baez made perfect contact on a changeup thrown by Detroit Tigers reliever Tyler Alexander and crushed it 425 feet out to right-center for his first round-tripper since Aug. 1.
The two-run dinger at Comerica Park scored Anthony Rizzo, who hit an RBI infield single earlier in the fourth frame. Alexander gave up the blast not long after relieving Tigers starter Casey Mize. The Cubs plated four runs in the top of the fourth on Monday, with Baez's blast capping off the four-run output, and took a 6-1 lead. "Javy" now has four homers and 12 RBIs to his name this year.
LAAARGE to the opposite field. pic.twitter.com/gZcy22uGlu— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 25, 2020
Javy's first home run since August 1st had an expected batting average of ... 1.000 ????— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) August 25, 2020
That's good. pic.twitter.com/YpI8kR2CqL
How strong? ??? pic.twitter.com/mm9a2BoWXg— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 25, 2020