Offensive Slump

Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have been almost non-existent in 3 playoffs games batting 0-21 with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts combined. ┬áIf the Cubs plan on having success this postseason they’ll need Rizzo and Bryant to produce offensively. Luckily other Cubs have been able to pull through while these guys have not.

Maybe tomorrow will be the ending of the offensive slump for Bryant. There is something about Wrigley Field that Kris Bryant loves. He is hitting .311 with 21 home runs and 59 RBIs at Wrigley. While away from Wrigley he is hitting .243 with 5 home runs and 40 RBIs. Bryant is putting up All-Star level numbers at Wrigley and bad numbers away from it. This is a good sign as the Cubs host the Cardinals in games 3 and 4 of the NLDS.

Now, what about Rizzo? Well, Anthony Rizzo is a tough one, because he hits better away than at home but not big of a difference as Bryant. Rizzo is hitting .269 with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs at Wrigley. While away from Wrigley he is hitting .286 with 20 home runs and 64 RBIs. It looks like Rizzo slump will continue be he is average at best offensively and has some clutch hits at Wrigley. His home OBP is higher than his road OBP which is a positive sign.

Expect both of these hitters to break out of their slumps soon and be a force in the Cubs’ lineup at Wrigley.

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2 comments

  1. Liz

    Interesting, they’re opposites. Bryant isn’t really good on the road when Rizzo does best on the road. Bryant is amazing at Wrigley, and Rizzo not as much. But do you think that these guys will score tomorrow? Do you think the Cubs will win tomorrow? :O

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