George Springer has established himself as perhaps the best leadoff hitter in baseball over the past few years, and that clearly hasn't changed in 2019. The Houston Astros star even clubbed an absolute rocket of a home run before the Astros' TV announcers could even welcome the viewers to the broadcast of the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday.
“Ready to go on a Tuesday afternoon. Glad you could join us—“pic.twitter.com/mK3s5dWnHL— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 13, 2019
A Springer Dinger waits for no man.
It was his 33rd career leadoff home run and his 26th blast on the season overall. He got every piece of it, too, sending the ball 467 feet with an absurd exit velocity of 111.3 mph. Next time around, Dylan Cease will probably think twice before giving Houston's leadoff man a middle-middle fastball on the first pitch of the game.