Ian Happ got things started on Monday with a leadoff home run against the Angels as the Cubs entered the final stretch of the Cactus League schedule. More impressive than just the leadoff home run, Happ’s blast came after falling down 0-2 in the count and then working it full.
Here’s the home run:
What an AB by Ian Happ to lead off the game.
Goes down 0-2, works the count full, and then blasts a home run. pic.twitter.com/AdGCB8j996
— Cubs Insider (@realcubsinsider) March 22, 2021
And the full six pitch AB:
Chopped up the six pitches from Ian Happ's AB to start today's game.
Goes down 0-2, lays off three straight to run the count full, and then blasts a homer.
That's my leadoff hitter. pic.twitter.com/IrEVbvrtL3
— Corey Freedman (@corey_cubs) March 22, 2021