Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit a huge home run against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, and flipped his bat for good measure.
The Chicago Cubs-San Diego Padres series has been circulating around the battle of the shortstops between Javier Baez and Fernando Tatis Jr. The Padres were looking to get back in the win column following their loss to the Cubs on Monday. But catcher Willson Contreras had other plans.
In the bottom of the fifth-inning, the Cubs were down 3-2 with pitcher Kyle Hendricks on base. Contreras stepped up to the batters box and launched a massive two-run home run to give the Cubs a 4-3 lead. After staring at the homer, Contreras looked back at Padres catcher and former teammate Victor Caratini before flipping his bat.
Cubs: Willson Contreras’ savage bat flip following home run vs. Padres Tuesday
That bat flip from Contreras was absolutely cold. As it turns out, that blast to left-center field was the game-winning hit for the Cubs.
Hendricks was credited for the win on Tuesday, as he struck out four batters in six innings of work, despite surrendering three earned runs on seven hits. Ryan Weathers got the loss for the Padres, as he surrendered all four Cubs runs on seven hits in five innings of work.
Chicago will look to get the sweep against San Diego on Wednesday afternoon