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Addison Russell Puts the Exclamation Point on Opening Night

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There was a buzz all day around Wrigley, the renovations on display, the excitement of a team favored by many to win a World Series, celebrating an NLCS appearance from last year, there was no possible way the Cubs could match that buzz right? Wrong. For the majority of the night it seemed like the Cubs were destined to fall flat, in fact they were getting no-hit deep into the seventh inning before a David Ross single gave them some life. Brandon Finnegan kept the Cubs off balance all night but ran out of gas after 7 and 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball; it was a brilliant performance, but ultimately a no decision. After the David Ross single in the 7th, Matt Szczur followed with a walk, and two batters later Jayson Heyward had his first big moment in a Cubs uniform. Tony Cingrani left an 0-2 fastball out over the plate and Heyward laced it into right for a two-run single and the once flat Cubs seemed to have grabbed all the momentum heading to the 8th.

Ben Zobrist walked with one out in the 8th, and Jorge Soler was then hit by a pitch to set the stage for the youngest player of the group, Addison Russell. Russell wasted no time as he launched the first pitch he saw deep into the night to give the Cubs a 5-3 lead, and that’s how this one would end. A season that has exceeded even the highest of expectations so far just added another chapter. Lost in the late game heroics was the work of Jon Lester, he clearly didn’t have it last night, but was able to keep the Cubs within three through six innings as he picked up another quality start. No baseball today as we all recover from what was a long day of excitement yesterday; the Cubs are 6-1.

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Addison Russell Crushes a three-run Dinger to Put Cubs in Front! (VIDEO)

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Addison Russell Destroys Two-Run Bomb (VIDEO)

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Addison Russell came up with a huge two-out, two-run dinger into propel the Cubs to a 3-0 win against the Angels today.  Not much doubt about this one, enjoy.

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Russell and Rizzo Bring the Thunder (VIDEO)

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The Cubs are teeing off on the Indians tonight, it’s currently 10-0 in the 8th.  Addison Russell, and Anthony Rizzo played a big part in getting that lead as each guy blasted a two-run dinger in the second inning.

 

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Addison Russell’s First Major League Dinger! (VIDEO)

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Addison Russell got the Cubs on the board this afternoon with an absolute bomb, I love that noise off his bat.  Congrats, kid, the first of many.

 

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About Last Night: Cubs Minor League Highlights (VIDEO)

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Kris Bryant with a laser to right center, dinger.

Christian Villanueva lines a base hit scoring two.

Chris Denorfia with a rehab double.

David Bote with a slick play.

Addison Russell shows off his power.

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Addison Russell Rips First AAA Dinger (VIDEO)

Thanks to Keating Elrod on twitter for grabbing this video, that ball jumped out of there, looked like a line drive.

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Addison Russell Takes King Felix Deep!

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.

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Addison Russell Continues to Show Off His Power (VIDEO)

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.

 

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Addison Russell is Stronger Than Me, Blasts Another HR (VIDEO)

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.

 

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