Anthony Rizzo turned a fly ball with a 1 percent hit probability(!) into a leadoff homer
Heading into the Cubs' game with the Rockies on Tuesday night, manager Joe Maddon was looking for a spark -- so he put first baseman
He hit first for the Cubs a few times in 2017, and as you may recall he was quite good at it.
You see, Rizzo's homer only had a 1 percent hit probability. That's ... not ideal, and yet it worked:
Anthony Rizzo hit a ball 95.5 mph with a 44-degree launch angle. It had a 1% hit probability. It carried out of Wrigley Field.— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 2, 2018
Friendly Confines, indeed.
Gotta give credit to the wind whipping around Wrigley Field, but definitely also to Rizzo for taking full advantage and adding another homer to his ledger.
Here's how you react to hitting a homer like that:
Chicago has now been on the receiving end of some good offensive fortune two times in this series, after
Hey, it all counts!