Kris Bryant hit a home run for the fourth time in three games Tuesday afternoon at Principal Park and for the third time in three days a Kris Bryant longball gave the I-Cubs the lead.
Kris Bryant took Dodgers prospect, Zach Lee out to right in the first inning of Tuesday’s game with two outs and Ryan Kalish and Josh Vitters on the corners. Bryant’s three-run shot to right gave Tsuyoshi Wada all of the runs he would need in Iowa’s 6-2 win over Albuquerque.
Kris Bryant has five hits in an I-Cubs uniform, and all five have left the park. Bryant has hit two longballs to center, two to right and one to left. Bryant ended up 1-for-3 on the afternoon with a home run, three RBI, a four-pitch walk, Lee wanted nothing to do with Bryant in his second at bat, and a strikeout.
Kris Bryant is 5-for-21 in six games with five home run, nine RBI, three walks, nine strikeouts and a .238/.333/.952 slash line with a 1.286 OPS.
As of this writing, Kris Bryant was tied with the Rangers’ Joey Gallo for the most home runs in professional baseball this season. Bryant has gone yard 27 times in 74 games.
For the season, Kris Bryant is hitting .346/.449/.721 with 20 doubles, 27 home runs, 46 walks, 86 strikeouts, 67 RBI and eight stolen bases. Bryant’s OPS is 1.170 and he has 194 total bases on the season. For the proper perspective, Javier Baez had 299 total bases in 130 games last year.
MiLB.com pointed out Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo are on pace to hit 51 home runs this season. There has not been a 50-plus home run season in the minors since Ron Kittle hit 50 longballs for Edmonton in the Pacific Coast League in 1982.