Results tagged ‘ Anthony Rizzo Home Run Video ’

Six is Good. The Cubs, and the NLDS Dingerpalooza (VIDEO)

Soler Dinger

Just watch the video, that’s it, I’m spent.  The Cubs are up 2-1 over the Cardinals in the best of five NLDS, and can close it out tomorrow at Wrigley.

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ICYMI: Rizzo With the Biggest Homer of the Year (VIDEO)


It was another frustrating night for the Cubs offense, until Anthony Rizzo took about two months of frustration out on a baseball.  Trailing 2-0 in the 8th, Rizzo smacked a three-run dinger to put the Cubs in front for good, and give them the biggest win of the season.

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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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Rizzo Powers Cubs to Comeback Victory (VIDEO)

What a win, and really great to see Jorge Soler with a big hit, and Anthony Rizzo with a career night.

Rizzo Crushes Game Winner

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LOL, Bye. Rizzo Crushes a Monster Shot (VIDEO)


Anthony Rizzo took a 2-0 fastball and beat the living crap out of it, that’s what you do with a 2-0 fastball.  The Cubs have extended their lead to 7-1 against the Pirates as the game moves to the sixth inning.

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Dingerpalooza! (VIDEO)

The Cubs barely hung on tonight in Milwaukee, and they did it with the long ball.  FOUR DINGERS!!  Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler, Starlin Castro, and Jorge Soler all left the yard with authority tonight, loud noises for sure.  I’ll add them as they become available from MLB.

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Rizzo Cracks His Fourth Dinger of the Year (VIDEO)


I have no idea how this ball gets out, oh yeah I do, Rizzo is strong.  Rizzo went down to get this one, and blasted it out to center to give the Cubs a 6-4 lead in the second inning, here’s hoping they can hang on tonight.

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About Last Night (Cubs Highlights)


Another night, and another close game, what else is new.  Jon Lester turned in his best start of 2015, his only issue was Billy Hamilton who reached base twice, stole three bases, and scored twice.  Other than that, Lester was brilliant as he struck out ten in his six innings of work.  The Cubs were paced offensively by an Anthony Rizzo two run dinger, and a huge game tying solo shot by Chris Coghlan in the seventh.  After watching Jason Motte get out of bases loaded trouble in the bottom of the tenth, Jonathan Herrera came up with a big hit in the eleventh.  Herrera lined a base hit to right which scored Rizzo, got Bryant to third, and Herrera took second on the throw.  Both of those guys scored on a bases loaded David Ross double which put this one out of reach.

Rizzo’s two run blast.

Addison Russell with a web gem.

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Wood Dazzles in Win Over Reds

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Travis Wood was dominant all night long as the lefty shut down the Reds, and led the Cubs to a 5-0 victory to take the series.  It didn’t take long for the Cubs to grab a lead as Anthony Rizzo blasted his first home run of the season in the first, a majestic two-run shot to right.  The Cubs flashed the leather all night behind Wood, Starlin Castro in particular, he made two outstanding plays to help preserve the shut out, and the lead.  The only bad news in this one was an injury to Neil Ramirez, the right-hander left after just three pitches in the ninth inning.  Ramirez will go for an MRI tomorrow, the initial diagnosis is right shoulder discomfort, that doesn’t sound great.  First place!

At the Plate:

  • Dexter Fowler is proving to be a solid lead-off hitter for the Cubs, he was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored.
  • Anthony Rizzo finally got on the board with a dinger, he was 1-for-4 with said homer, a walk, two RBI’s, and a run scored.
  • Jorge Soler continued his production, he was 1-for-3 with a walk, and an RBI.
  • Starlin Castro had an outstanding game, he was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored.

Rizzo goes way back!

On the Mound:

  • All Travis Wood tonight, stellar.  He worked seven scoreless innings, giving up just three hits while walking two and striking out seven.
  • Phil Coke worked a solid scoreless inning in relief.
  • Neil Ramirez got hurt in the ninth, so Brian Schlitter had to close it out, he worked a scoreless inning, giving up one hit while striking out one.

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Cubs Ride Homers From Rizzo and Alcantara to Fourth Straight Win

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Solid pitching?  Check.  Just enough hitting?  Check.

It seems simple, but the Cubs have played some solid baseball over the past 90 games (45-45 before tonight), and they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down with their latest win in Cincinnati tonight, their fourth straight.  Travis Wood found his 2013 magic against his former employer, he worked six scoreless Cubs 8-26 Pictureinnings, giving up just two hits, while walking one, and striking out five.  The Cubs pen shut, no, slammed the door once again, as Neil Ramirez, Pedro Strop, and Hector Rondon were lights out.  Wood picked up his eighth win of the season, and Rondon registered his 22nd save of the year.

Offensively the Cubs got started in the first, and that was all they needed.  Anthony Rizzo hit an absolute bomb off of Cy Young candidate Johnny Cueto in the first, it was his 30th home run of the season, that’s impressive.  Starlin Castro returned from the bereavement list tonight, and picked up right where he left off, he went 2-for-4 in the win.  Arismendy Alcantara joined the fun late, as he blasted a two-run shot to give the Cubs some insurance in the seventh.

Get ready for Jorge Soler, he debuts tomorrow!

Note:  Anthony Rizzo left the game late with some back tightness, he should be fine.

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