About last night … #Cubs notes from the Bryant game
On Monday night, Kris Bryant became the first player in MLB baseball to ever hit two doubles and three homers in a game. The five hits were a career high for Bryant, who is the top vote getter among NL third basemen in the latest All-Star balloting.
With 16 total bases, Bryant set a new franchise record for the Cubs; the previous record was 14. Also, became the youngest player in Cubs history with three homers in a game (10 days younger than Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, who hit three in 1955).
He is the third player in modern Major League history to slug an extra base hit in each at bat in a game, with at least five at-bats and three home runs in that game. The others were Josh Hamilton (May 8, 2012, 5-for-5, 2B, 4 HR) and Joe Adcock (July 31, 1954, 5-for-5, 2B, 4 HR)
Bryant has hit safely in all five games at Great American Ball Park this year, batting .542 (13-for-24) with four doubles, five homers and 14 RBI.
This was Bryant’s second multi-homer game of the season, fifth of his career. Both multi-homer games this year have come at Great American Ball Park.
Bryant’s home run stats for the night:
Third inning: Solo homer off Dan Straily, 1-0 count. Distance: 410 feet to center field
Fourth inning: Three-run homer off Straily, 1-0 count. Distance 444 feet to left field
Eighth inning: Solo homer off Ohlendorf, 1-2 count. Distance 403 feet to left field
*With 21 home runs and 57 RBIs, Bryant is tied with the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado for most home runs in the NL and is third in RBIs behind Arenado (65) and the Reds’ Jay Bruce (59). Bryant does lead the league in runs scored (59). His slash line now is .278/.367/.567
And, Bryant did all this while playing three different positions in the game, playing third base, left field and right field.