You know you're hot when a pitcher who is one of the worst hitting pitchers in baseball is smacking doubled 400 feet to dead center. Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks provided his own offense when he crushed a two-run double off of Cincinnati Reds starter Tanner Roark to give the North Siders a 2-0 lead on the banks of the Ohio river.
Keep in mind, Hendricks is a career .090 hitter with 24 hits and just three extra base hits in his entire career. That double was just the second two-RBI hit of his career, with the last one coming in 2017.
Forget Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs might have just found a new cleanup hitter. We kid, of course.
That's the second 2-run hit of Kyle Hendricks' MLB career.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 14, 2019
Also August 26, 2017 at Philadelphia - a 2-run double off Jesen Therrien
With a 3.19 ERA this season, Hendricks has established himself as one of the most consistent pitchers in the league.