The Chicago Cubs’ offense has been struggling mightily against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ elite pitching in the NLCS, with just four runs through the first three games of the series. But the bats certainly showed some signs of life in the second inning of Game 4.
Willson Contreras mashed an absurd dinger off the Wrigley Field videoboard that was estimated at a distance of 491 freakin’ feet to give the Cubs an early 1-0 lead.
And just a few minutes later, Javy Baez crushed this homer down the left field line.
The Cubs have hit 928 feet of homer in the last 5 minutes.
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) October 19, 2017
But in the top of the third, Cody Bellinger got the Dodgers on the board with this solo rocket shot to right off Jake Arrieta:
The ball is certainly flying out of Wrigley tonight.
The Cubs hit a home run early to take the lead in the first three games of the series, only to see the Dodgers come back to win every time. Chicago can’t let that happen tonight, or else their season is over and the Dodgers will go to their first World Series since 1988.
UPDATE: Baez jacked another to left field in the bottom of the fifth, on a tough pitch as well. Not a bad night for a guy who was 0-for-20 this postseason entering Wednesday.