What is Happ’s Homer the Cubs’ only two hits in game?
According to STATS, Happ is the first player in the modern era to hit a pair of multi-run homers for his team’s only two hits in a game. Happ’s homers had a few more layers of significance. When he took Matt Bush deep in the seventh inning, it broke up the Brewers’ combined no-hitter after 6 2/3 innings and gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead.
How did Ian Happ pull off MLB history?
Ian Happ powered the Cubs — literally — to a series-opening win over the Brewers Friday night in Milwaukee. And once the dust settled after the Cubs’ 4-3 10-inning win, Happ had pulled off MLB history. Happ hit a pair of two-run home runs, which turned out to be the Cubs’ only two hits Friday night.
What is Happ’s future with Cubs?
In a literal sense, Happ still is on a team as a member of the Cubs. But in another sense, he’s a man without a team as MLB’s trade deadline looms. With hours until the deadline, Happ can’t be certain what his future holds — if he’ll suit up for the Cubs Tuesday night in St. Louis or be on a plane to join a different club.