WATCH: Cubs' Addison Russell blasts two-out walk-off homer to sink Brewers
The Brewers are finding it exceedingly difficult to put away the defending World Series champions
For the second straight day, the Cubs mounted a comeback against the visiting Brewers (CHC 7, MIL 4). On Tuesday, the Cubs came back from down 5-0 to win, and on Wednesday they found themselves down 4-1 at one point.
The Cubs, though, worked their way back, and it was 4-4 when Addison Russell stepped in with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth. Forthcoming: action-sports footage ...
That's a walk-off, and that's two straight wins for the Cubs after losing four in a row. That also nudges their record back above the .500 mark.
Now for some digits on that homer ...
Russell doesn't yet hit for high averages, and he doesn't draw enough walks to lift his OBP into plus territory. But that kind of power from standout defensive shortstop? That makes him a special player, and bear in mind he's still just 23 years old.
That was his first walk-off home run, but it surely won't be his last. You can