Chicago Cubs: Seeing how former players fared this postseason

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Chicago Cubs: “Bryzzo” had a chance to win another ring in new uniforms

Anthony Rizzo (Yankees)

.250/.250/1.000 with one home run, one RBI in one game.

Rizzo faced off against Kyle Schwarber’s Red Sox in the AL Wild Card game at Fenway Park. His one postseason hit was a solo home run to right off Nathan Eovaldi in the top of the sixth. He was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Yankees fell to Boston 6-2. Rizzo entered the Wild Card game hitting just .069 in his final three postseason rounds (2017 NLCS, 2018 WC game, 2020 WC series) with the Cubs.

Kris Bryant (Giants)

.472/.500/.647 with one home run, two RBI in five games.

Bryant’s Giants fell just short in five games against the defending champion Dodgers in the NLDS. The former NL MVP had himself a very nice series, racking up eight hits in 17 at-bats. His home run came in Game 1 off Walker Buehler in a 4-0 Giants win. Despite the Giants falling in the decisive game 2-1, Bryant had a solid night going 2-for-4 with two singles. He was entering this year’s NLDS on a 1-for-14 postseason slump dating back to the 2018 NL Wild Card game.

Tommy LaStella (Giants)

.333/.455/.333 with two walks and a run scored

Easy to forget “3 AM” was also part of the Giants’ division-winning team. LaStella appeared in all five games and collected three singles in nine at-bats. He started four of the five games he played in. It is worth noting that he has 11 career postseason hits with the Giants and Oakland Athletics and none with the Cubs (0-1for-3), but he was a big bench bat for the Cubs in the regular season from 2015-2018.