No. 3: June 27, 2016 — Kris Bryant goes 5-for-5, 3 HR, 2 2B vs Reds
Most of us are expecting Kris Bryant to remain the last one standing when it comes to N.L. MVP honors at the end of the year. Bryant entered the league in April of last season and made a name for himself right off the bat.
We all knew how special Kris was going to be. The man can play multiple positions on the field and will provide the Chicago Cubs with enough firepower to walk away with a win. He is someone who compliments Anthony Rizzo‘s presence in the lineup.
Well, to us, they are both known as Bryzzo. Two men launching souvenirs into the stands for happy baseball fans. What more could someone ask for? That’s exactly what Kris did against the Reds to begin the series.
Kris became the first player in big league history to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game. Think about that, the first player ever. Bryant’s first hit was a double out to left, putting the Cubs up 1-0.
He later followed that up with his 19th home run of the campaign. Just an inning later, Kris swatted his 20th big fly, scoring Jake Arrieta and Jason Heyward to make it 7-3 in favor of the visiting team.
Most noteworthy, Arrieta went yard for his second homer of the year. Bryzzo would strike the eighth as Kris hit his 21st and Rizzo launched his 18th.