Kris Bryant offers promising quote after Cubs sweep
The Chicago Cubs are really starting to get things going, and Kris Bryant is too.
Bryant put the exclamation point on a Chicago Cubs weekend sweep of the St Louis Cardinals with an 8th-inning grand slam on Sunday that put the Cubs up 13-2. He’s homered three times since April 26 and has 11 RBIs in the eight-game span.
After Sunday’s 13-5 win, Bryant said he’s feeling “really good” at the plate and hitting the ball hard, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.
Bryant: “I’ve been feeling really good at the plate. (In) Az, Sea, I feel like I’ve been hitting the ball so hard.”
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) May 6, 2019
Bryant hasn’t exactly opened the season on fire. Instead, he’s hitting .243, though his OPS is .820. Last year he was bothered by a shoulder injury that many ascribed to his drop in power. If he’s starting to see the ball well and feeling good at the plate as he says, that means he could start regaining his MVP form.
The team is already getting great hitting from Willson Contreras, Javy Baez and Jason Heyward, with David Bote swinging a nice bat as well. The starters are pitching well too. If Bryant starts crushing the ball again, the Cubs could have enough to run away with the division.