Kris Bryant’s 13-game hitting streak ended Monday night and in what has become the norm for Bryant this season, he bounced back the next game with a multi-hit performance. Fifteen times this year, Bryant has followed an 0-for at the plate with at least two hits in the next game.
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 in Tuesday’s loss to Las Vegas at Principal Park with a home run and two RBI. Bryant hit a solo shot to right in the eighth inning that brought the I-Cubs to within one-run and Ryan Kalish tied the game three batters later. Iowa lost the game in the ninth inning.
Tuesday night’s home run was No. 17 for Kris Bryant at the Triple-A level and his 39th longball of the season. With Joey Gallo not going yard Tuesday, Bryant leads all of minor league baseball with 39 round trippers.
No. 17 with Iowa and No. 39 on the Season
Kris Bryant also hit the century mark in RBI with the solo home run in the eighth inning. Bryant has 100 RBI in 120 games between Double-A Tennessee (68) and Triple-A Iowa (52). For the season, Bryant is hitting .341/.448/.689 with 33 doubles, 39 home runs, 297 total bases and a 1.137 OPS.
Over his last 11 games, Bryant is hitting .368/.529/.737 with two doubles, four home runs and a 1.266 OPS with as many walks (10) as strikeouts (10). And in 52 games with Iowa, Kris Bryant is batting .322/.434/.672 with 13 doubles, 17 home runs, 30 walks, 58 strikeouts and a 1.106 OPS.
Felix Doubront made his organizational debut Tuesday night in his first rehab start with Iowa. Doubront gave up two runs while he was on the mound and ended up being charged with a third after Marty Pevey went to his bullpen.
Doubront retired Las Vegas in order in the first inning on 15 pitches, 11 for strikes, and gave up two runs in the second inning on a triple and a bunt single after he retired the first five batters he faced in the game. Doubront threw 22 pitches in the second inning, 16 for strikes.
After working his way around two walks in the third inning (25 pitches, 13 for strikes), Felix Doubront pitched a 1-2-3 fourth inning with two strikeouts. Doubront started the fifth inning after throwing 78 pitches, 50 for strikes, in four innings and gave up a single to Noah Syndergaard. Pevey went to the bullpen for Carlos Pimentel at that point and Syndergaard scored on a single by Josh Satin that closed the book on Doubront.
Felix Doubront’s final line in his first rehab start: three runs, four hits, two walks, seven strikeouts in four-plus innings. Doubront threw 80 pitches, 52 for strikes, and five of his seven strikeouts were on called third strikes.