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Kris Bryant goes deep four times in first five Triple-A games

OK, so at what point does this become ridiculous?

In five games since being promoted to Triple-A Iowa last week, former Bonanza High slugger Kris Bryant has socked four home runs. Between Double-A and Triple A, that gives him 26 homers this season — and it’s still only June.

That’s pretty ridiculous.

Bryant’s combined numbers in the triple crown categories: 346 batting average, 26 home runs, 64 RBIs.

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Cubs president Theo Epstein reiterated Bryant would not be promoted to the big club this season.

The four homers came in Bryant’s first 18 at-bats with the I-Cubs. They are his only hits in Triple-A so far, and he has struck out eight times, but Dave Kingman whiffed a lot when he played for the Cubs, too.

In 1979, Kingman also hit 48 homers for the Cubs. This is why a lot of Cubs fans are growing impatient with Theo Epstein.

On Monday night Bryant hit a long one in the fifth inning that broke a tie and lifted Iowa to a 4-3 victory over Albuquerque.

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