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.