“We ended up proving a lot of people wrong — and that’s a little satisfying,” Kris Bryant said. “A satisfying piece to take into [next] season.”
Nearly two weeks into a third straight postseason, the Cubs are having a hard time lighting the fire. That’s not glass-half-empty. It’s just reality.
The Cubs will return home tied 1-1 with the Nationals after a 6-3 defeat Saturday in Game 2 of this best-of-five series.
It all came down in the sixth, when a fielding error by the Nats’ Anthony Rendon gave Cubs lumbermen Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo a chance to hit.
The Cubs took advantage of an error to score twice against a dominant Stephen Strasburg and steal the home-field advantage from the Nationals.
Sights seen around Nationals Park as Cubs prepared for Game 1 of the NLDS.
Harper often wears the glazed look of a celebrity being hounded by paparazzi. Bryant’s approach is decidedly different — he kills ’em with kindness.
Friday’s lineup included regulars Ben Zobrist in right field, Willson Contreras catching, Kyle Schwarber in left field and Ian Happ—at third base.
Where Bryant will be next is smack dab at the center of the division series against the Nationals — one of two leading men, along with Bryce Harper.
The reigning National League MVP has quietly put together a season that by some measures is as impressive as the MVP season.
Fans of both teams had to walk out of the park thinking the race is essentially over. The players themselves might be experiencing similar inklings.
Kris Bryant shared their fairytale experience on Instagram and the pictures and videos are truly magical.
Cubs third baseman and his better half are almost finished with their thank you cards from their wedding.
BY THE NUMBERS: Through Sunday’s games and with less than a month left in the season, there have been 5,189 home runs, or 1.27 per team per game.
Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez, Willson Contreras, Jake Arrieta — they’ve all done their share of carrying these Cubs.