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Rockies 3, Cubs 1: Home runs, and not much else

You could have left after the first inning and not missed any scoring.

It was suddenly summer in Chicago Tuesday, with temperatures in the mid-80s and the wind blowing out strongly at Wrigley Field at 16 miles per hour at game time. And after I saw this tweet:

Cubs and Rockies combine to hit 16 baseballs on Waveland Ave. in batting practice including these 3 pearls ! #wrigley @PatandRon670 @cubs pic.twitter.com/redB62KrWn

— BALLHAWK.NET (@Super_Dave) May 2, 2018

… I figured we’d be in for a high-scoring affair with lots of home runs.

After the first inning, there was nothing to disabuse me of that notion. 10 pitches into the game, the Rockies had a 2-0 lead on solo homers by Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl off Kyle Hendricks.

Remember when Anthony Rizzo led off a few games in the summer of 2017 and homered to lead off? He did it again Tuesday:

.@statcast alleges a 1% hit probability, but our internal metrics gave it a 100% chance of leaving the yard. #GLHOAT #TeamRizzo pic.twitter.com/YBXIUEJcMx

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 2, 2018

That was Jon Gray‘s first pitch. So …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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