Cubs shortstop Addison Russell hit a monster of a home run on Thursday afternoon against the Dodgers, driving a Hyun-Jin Ryu offering 429 feet onto Waveland Avenue. It’s his first homer of the 2017 campaign.
According to Statcast, Russell’s homer went 429 feet to left field. After Thursday’s outing, Russell is now hitting .256/.275/.436 with five RBI and seven runs scored. While he has otherwise gotten off to a slow start, the 23-year-old holds plenty of promise for the Cubs.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.