The Cubs are getting some solid swings in today against Felix Hernandez. First Bryant went deep, now the last minute replacement Addison Russell just went yard, Russell was a late addition to the lineup after Castro was scratched with a tight groin. All sorts of awesomeness happening today.
It was an exciting day for the prospects yesterday, and Addison Russell made sure to join the fun. Russell belted his 12th home run of the season with the Smokies (175 at bats), after a slow start, Russell has dominated Double-A pitching.
One night after hitting a grand slam, Russell belted a two-run shot… I know, underwhelming. The kid can hit, and I love watching him play shortstop, enjoy his dead center blast from last night.
A line drive, that went over 400 feet.
I don’t know about you, but I could watch Addison Russell hit all day. Russell went deep again yesterday, his 8th home run for the Smokies, and is not showing any signs of slowing down. Russell started slow after the trade from Oakland, but is hitting .364 in his last ten with five home runs. Tasty.
Addison Russell has been swinging a hot bat as of late, and last night he blasted his seventh home run of the season. He got all of that one, just another exciting prospect doing exciting things on a nightly basis.