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VIDEO: Jorge Soler hits two long home runs in third major league game

Aug 30, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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We saw Cubs rookie outfielder Jorge Soler go deep in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday night. Well, last night, the 22-year-old delivered his first career multi-homer game. He first hit a game-tying solo homer off Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller in the seventh inning before launching a two-run blast in the eighth.

Check out the impressive power display below:

The sound off Soler’s bat on that second home run was something special. Just in case you were curious (and I know you are), the first one traveled an estimated 420 feet to dead-central while the second went even further, at an estimated 438 feet.

Soler finished the night 3-for-3 with a walk. He’s hitting .636 (7-for-11) over his first three games in the majors. The Cubs might have something here.

  1. hoopmatch - Aug 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Soler power is the future!

  2. peddealer - Aug 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM


    • Ren - Aug 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      Go back to deliverin PED’S, sir.

    • thatsnuckinfuts - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      You speak from experience huh?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 30, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      Wow, Ped, you are evidently so extremely uncomfortable with normal variations in human sexuality that on a baseball story you feel compelled to comment on a football player. I’ll bet you don’t realize how badly you need counseling.

  3. bigmeechy74 - Aug 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    I’m pretty excited to be a Cubs fan right now. Now I know how yankees fans feel. They got some young guns of their own on the pitching staff. The trio of McCarthy-Greene-Capuano is dominating and don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon

    • jwbiii - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      You know that “young gun” Chris Capuano is older than C.C. Sabathia, right?

      • Paper Lions - Aug 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

        Obvious sarcasm is obvious.

  4. phillysports1 - Aug 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM


  5. capsboy - Aug 30, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Calico Jo!

  6. thatsnuckinfuts - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Last player to have 3 HR in his first 3 games

    Where’s those Cubs fans who have been complaining about Theo’s plan all season?
    Hell the Cubs might end in a position to get Brady Aiken next draft if he decides to go to a JC or CC next year.

    • bigmeechy74 - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      I’m a cubs fan and I think people complaining about theo’s plan are complete morons. Also, I don’t want them to get aiken. I want them to keep drafting hitters only

      • thatsnuckinfuts - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM

        The Cubs should drop massive offers on Lester and Scherzer in the offseason

  7. pkswally024 - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Wow. What a swing! That there is a thing of beauty. Wish the phillies made a better move for him. Cubs deserve this though.

  8. ud1951 - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    He will be special if he keeps doing this once he starts getting a steady diet of offspeed pitches and fewer fastballs in the strike zone. Not sure how a pitcher can look at that guy and think, oh, I can blow a 91 mph fastball past him. Even if Shelby Miller couldn’t get a fairly high 94 mph fastball by him. I would think if you want to throw the guy a fastball you’d want to throw it in off the plate.

    • jwbiii - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Soler’s minor league walk rate (66 in 621 PAs) suggest that he is able to ignore the garbage.

  9. miguelcairo - Aug 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Those were BOMBS.

  10. hammerhead5573 - Aug 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    His bat speed is what’s impressive. Only time will tell though, this is just a very small sampling.

  11. moogro - Aug 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Two Soler shots to go along with en earlier Soler flare.

  12. apeville - Aug 30, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    I swear the Cubs will not break my heart next year. This is not giving me false hope, but just kinda normal hope. Feels strange.

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