Jorge Soler collects two more hits, launches tape-measure three-run homer
Jorge Soler had another big night at the plate in the 6-1 victory over the Brewers. Soler went 2-for-4 and his three-run bomb in the first inning capped the scoring in the five-run first inning.
Soler crushed a 2-2 pitch from Jimmy Nelson in the first inning. With an exit velocity of 106.9 mph, Soler’s ninth longball of the season traveled an estimated 450 feet.
Jorge Soler has now hit two of the Cubs three longest home runs of the season (Soler: 461 feet; Rizzo: 451 feet; Soler 450 feet). Anthony Rizzo launched his blast off Bartolo Colon last month at Wrigley. Jorge Soler dented the left field video board in late-May with the longest home run hit by a Cubs’ player this season.
In 10 games since returning from the disabled list, Jorge Soler is 11-for-29 with a double and four home runs (.379/.478/.828) for a 1.265 OPS. And Soler has three walks, six runs scored and 10 RBI. Over his last 15 games, Soler has a .400/.467/.750 slash line.
Jorge Soler’s four home runs leads the Cubs in August.
For the season, Jorge Soler is hitting .252/.342/.459 with six doubles and nine home runs for a .802 OPS in 60 games.