Kyle Schwarber falls rounding first base on his second HR of the game
Kyle Schwarber is making a habit of this whole multi-home run game thing. The rookie catcher/outfielder already had two two-homer games under his belt in just his first 50 career games entering play on Friday as the Cubs and Phillies were set to play two.
Schwarber didn't see any action in the first game, which the Cubs won, 5-1. But that's apparently because the Cubbies were saving his offensive potency for the second game of the evening (they won that one, too).
He used his first at-bat to once again prove that he's more than ready to handle big league pitching when he belted his 14th homer of the season. No. 15 came in his next at-bat:
For as impressive as Schwarber looked at the plate, he appeared to need some help on the bases. The rookie took a bit of a spill rounding first as he watched that second homer clear the wall:
The student may not yet be ready to become the master, but -- considering that Schwarber is on pace to hit 47 homers in his first 162 career games while maintaining a .271 average -- we're guessing that the Cubs aren't going to send him back to Triple-A Iowa to work on his home run trot.
But that wasn't all -- Schwarber might not be wholly graceful on the basepaths, but he more than made up for it with his fantastic catch of a Ryan Howard fly ball:
Hope you've got a hot dog, because that's dinner and a show.