Kris Bryant no matter how you slice it is “Savage”. A World Series ring, Multiple individual awards and to top it off he delivered another offensive explosion on Friday at home in front of just under forty thousand Cubsessed Cubs fans. Yes Bryant’s numbers are down from last year and yes he has not been consistent as the Cubs Home Run and RBI leader Anthony Rizzo. But Kris Bryant went off on Friday and the feeling throughout the Cubsessed Cubs fans was pure jubilation! Bryant came to bat in the seventh inning a double short of “The Cycle” and in typical Kris Bryant fashion he delivered, not the double he hit his second home run of the game. With that blast Bryant continued to put his name in the record books as help his team win.
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Team Bryzzo were working overtime on Friday and it paid off. Bryant went 4 for 5 , 4 RBI, # Runs and is now batting .271.Bryant hit a solo shot in the sixth that cleared the left-field bleachers and added a two-run drive in the eighth. Bryant also had an RBI triple and finished with four hits. His partner in this very successful business venture (Bryzzo) Anthony Rizzo slugged his twentieth home run increasing his team leading RBI total to 56. This was a big victory who were coming off a beating the day prior by the NL Central leading Brewers.
A Kris Bryant home run will never get old. pic.twitter.com/Jht1lULqxf
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) July 7, 2017
“You can say he put the team on his back there” said Chicago Cub Eddie “The Eagle” Butler. Butler pitched 4 scoreless innings before being pulled for the eventual game winner Carl Edwards Jr (3-1) who threw 1 2/3 innings. Pedro Strop gave up an RBI single to Josh Bell in the seventh. But Koji Uehara retired the side in the eighth, and Wade Davis worked the ninth. Chicago Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (8-6, 4.33 ERA) versus Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (8-6, 3.24)
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 7, 2017