Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Saturday's 9-8 extra-inning loss to the Tigers. It's been a relatively slow start for Rizzo, but he's shown more signs of life in May, as he has an .870 OPS this month compared to the .768 mark he posted in April. Those numbers aren't too far off from the .756 OPS Rizzo recorded in the shortened 2020 season, but he had a .925 OPS in his last full season back in 2019. Still just 31 years old, the slugging first baseman is certainly capable of upping his production the rest of the way.
Rizzo went 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI in Wednesday's 6-5, extra-innings win over the Dodgers. Rizzo didn't start the game but he was able to finish it, delivering a walkoff hit against Garrett Cleavinger in the bottom of the 11th inning. After the heroics, the first baseman should be back in the starting lineup for the Cubs' next game Friday, as this was his first day off this season. Rizzo is slashing .231/.336/.444 through his first 108 at-bats.
Rizzo isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. Rizzo will be on the bench for the first time this season after he went 3-for-13 with a home run, a triple, two runs, two RBI and three strikeouts in the last three games. Kris Bryant will shift to first base while Matt Duffy starts at third.
Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Reds. Rizzo is now up to five home runs through 28 games though he's batting only .222 with a .765 OPS, so he's not reached his usual level of production quite yet. Fantasy managers will just want to remain patient, as the first baseman's track record suggests that he'll heat up as the season progresses.
Rizzo went 3-for-6 in Thursday's 9-3 win over Atlanta. All three hits were singles, and Rizzo was unable to score any of the Cubs' nine runs, but it was still a solid night. He also hit leadoff for the second straight game, which could quickly become a more regular thing if he continues to excel in that spot. Ian Happ, who started the season as the team's leadoff hitter, was out of the lineup for the second straight day. When he returns, it will be interesting to see how the Cubs' batting order shakes out.
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