Edmundo Sosa had seemingly taken over the role of shortstop for the season. On Friday afternoon, his take-over hit a bump as he exited the game in the sixth inning after being hit in the hand by a pitch from Tommy Nance.
Paul DeJong entered the game as his pinch-runner and retook his role at shortstop.
Luckily, DeJong shines at Wrigley Field.
In the third inning of Friday evening’s game, DeJong hit a 410-foot home run to right-center field off Michael Rucker. This was his 18th home run of the season.
On Saturday, DeJong hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Harrison Bader.
In the ninth inning, DeJong knocked his 19th home run of the season, a 425-foot blast to center field, allowing Nootbaar to score.
He hits so well at Wrigley, it’s awesome that he got a chance to shine.
While Sosa has been at great at shortstop during DeJong’s struggles it’s good to see DeJong has been prepared and stepped up to capitalize on his opportunity. Considering how well he did this weekend, don’t be surprised if we see more of DeJong.