Simple approach leads to career-first for Frank Schwindel
Frank Schwindel has tried to keep his approach simple — and it’s been working. Schwindel had his first career multi-homer game in the Cubs 11-4 win in Cincinnati.
“Just swing hard in case I hit it,” Schwindel told Taylor McGregor. “It worked out today. It was just getting good pitches to hit and not missing them. That’s what went well today.”
He demonstrated his ability to drive the ball the other way Tuesday in Cincinnati. That led to a 3-hit game for Schwindel, who hit a 2-run home run to right field in the 1st inning and a solo home run in the 5th to right.
Schwindel was originally scheduled to start the game at first but moved to the designated hitter spot when Yan Gomes was a late scratch due to left oblique tightness. Alfonso Rivas started at first base.
“I think [Gomes] doesn’t feel like it’s something major, but I hadn’t talked to the trainers since right before the game,” manager David Ross told reporters in Cincinnati.