Rizzo hit his 23rd and 24th home runs of the season Wednesday off Bartolo Colon in the Cubs win over the Mets. Rizzo easily shook off Tuesday's golden sombrero performance, coming back with a fury against the Mets. Overall, Rizzo has been quite hot of late, hitting .345/.436/.726 in his last 30 games. Both of Wednesday's homers travelled more than 435 feet, a testament to his incredible power. He now has 71 RBI on the season, tied for most in the NL with Nolan Arenado. Rizzo continues to prove he's one of the league's premier hitters.
Rizzo struck out four times Monday night for the first time in his career. Considering how well Rizzo has been hitting of late, he was bound to have a clunker eventually. For the year he's hitting .290 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI in 90 games.
Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Monday's victory over the Mets. Rizzo now has 22 home runs this season and two in his last seven games. The first baseman had a rough start to the season, but has watched his batting average rise from .238 to .293 since the start of June. His 68 RBI places him behind only Nolan Arenado in the National League.
Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Rangers. The slugging first baseman plated Tommy La Stella and Miguel Montero with a third-inning two-bagger, allowing the Cubs to overcome an early 1-0 deficit. The double, Rizzo's sixth over the last four contests, extended Rizzo's hitting streak to 11 games. Rizzo's recent stretch of success at the plate has raised his average 18 points since July 2.
Rizzo went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Pirates. After posting a huge .378/.467/.744 slash line in June, Rizzo's kept his momentum going in July, racking up a .400/.478/.700 line with two homers, five RBI and eight runs scored in 10 games. He's on pace for career highs in homers, RBI and runs as well as all three slash categories, and don't be surprised if he's in the MVP conversation at the end of the year.
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