Not only did Bryant kick off the scoring with a shot to right center, he went on to notch four hits on the day, including three extra-base hits. That’s not common:
Today is Kris Bryant's 5th career game with 3 or more extra-base hits. #Cubs
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 4, 2019
Bryant homered, doubled twice (one of them just missing a second homer by a foot), and singled. The big day, which continues a tradition of Bryant having huge games on our nation’s birthday, shot his season line up from .285/.393/.528 (140 wRC+) to .294/.399/.548 (146).
Although his teammate Willson Contreras had a really nice day, too, Bryant’s actually pushed him just ahead for the team lead in wRC+ (Contreras is at 145). The pair of All-Stars are now 9th and 10th in the NL.
Enjoy Bryant’s bashing: