CHICAGO – Michael Hermosillo’s weekend is off to a great start.
The Ottawa native and Chicago Cubs outfielder has singled, doubled and homered in his first three at-bats Friday afternoon in the Cubs’ National League Central game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Batting leadoff for Chicago, the 2013 Ottawa High School graduate led off the bottom of the first inning with a double against Pirates starting pitcher Steven Brault. He then drove a line-drive, two-run single to left field in the second and made it 3-for-3 against Brault with a tape-measure, 425-foot solo homer to left-center on a 3-2 pitch to lead off the fourth.
Hermosillo came up for his fourth plate appearance in a tie, 5-5 ballgame leading off the home half of the sixth against reliever Shelby Miller, flying out to the warning track in left.
Through his first three-at-bats Friday, Hermosillo is batting .219 on the season with three home runs and seven runs batted in since being called up to the major-league Cubs roster from Triple-A Iowa last month.
Source: The Daily Chronicle