Anthony Rizzo breaks Budweiser sign with monster homer

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Last night the Phillies were in Chicago to face the Cubs. The lead in to the game was all about how Cole Hamels was facing his former team. As I mentioned in the recaps this morning that sort of fizzled — Hamels got a no-decision after pitching four middling innings — but there was something pretty spectacular in the game all the same.

The spectacular thing: Anthony Rizzo‘s third inning homer off of Phillies’ starter Cole Irvin. In addition to erasing a 3-0 Philly lead, it was an absolute moon shot that hit off the Budweiser sign up above the right field scoreboard. Even better: it broke the dang sign. Watch the “d” when the ball gets there:

Statcast says it only went 437 feet, but if it hadn’t hit the sign the thing would probably still be flying.

The big takeaway here, though: do not throw 87 m.p.h. fastballs to a guy like Anthony Rizzo.