With the lefty Jose Quintana on the mound for the Cubs, Dodgers’ outfielders Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo found themselves on the bench at the outset of Sunday’s ball game. During the game — and series for that matter — Cubs second baseman Addison Russell had trouble holding onto his bat.
— orangecrush68 (@hvera33) June 17, 2019
No seriously, it was a thing even in game 2 of the 4 game series.
Addison Russell has now lost his bat swinging at 3 different pitches in this series. It's only the 4th inning of game 2.
— Rick Krajewski (@Rick_K21) June 15, 2019
After seeing this happen enough during the series, Joc Pederson came up with an invention/solution for Russell’s issue.
Anyone need tape? pic.twitter.com/w0XtajomUP
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 17, 2019
Enlisting teammate Alex Verdugo, Pederson taped a bat into Verdugo’s hands as both a helpful option for Russell, as well as a subtle plead to stop send projectiles into the Dodger dugout.
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