VIDEO: Javier Baez Gives Cubs Early Lead with Monster 2-Run Homer


You just can't do that. St. Louis Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas was ahead of Javier Baez with an 0-2 count, but then he forgot who he was facing and threw a center-cut fastball that was deposited deep into right field to give the Chicago Cubs an early 2-0 lead. Take a look:

If you're going to go up with a fastball, it better be WAY up against Baez. If not, you will pay dearly.

The addition of closer Craig Kimbrel is getting the headlines in Wrigleyville, but the straw that stirs the drink is shortstop Javy Baez. This oppo taco was Baez's 16th homer of the season and he tallied his 41st and 42nd RBI of the season with one swing.

There might not be a better shortstop in baseball than Baez. Don't @ me.