Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's division-tiebreaking loss to the Brewers. Rizzo provided all of the offense that the Cubs could muster with his solo shot. For Rizzo, it was nice to see him hit his first homer since Sept. 3 to give him 25 on the year to go with 101 RBI. The Cubs will hope that he continues to show more power as they look to advance out of the wild-card round.
Rizzo went 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored Sunday against the Cardinals. Rizzo reached base in all of his plate appearances Sunday, highlighted by his 28th and 29th doubles of the season. His lone RBI gave him exactly 100 for the season, marking the fourth straight campaign he's reached that plateau. On the other hand, Rizzo struggled to hit for power by his lofty standards, failing to record at least a .500 slugging percentage for the first time since 2014.
Rizzo went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Friday's win over the Cardinals. Rizzo delivered an RBI single to kick off the scoring in the first inning and plated a run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. He's batting .279 with two home runs and 13 RBI through 26 games in September and hopes to carry that success over into the postseason.
Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 6-1 win over the White Sox. Rizzo filled the stat sheet in this one, and he's up to 69 runs scored and 96 RBI this year. If he can collect four RBI in the final week of the season, the slugger will reach 100 for the fourth straight year.
Rizzo will bat atop the order and man first base against the Nationals on Thursday. Manager Joe Maddon is looking to shake things up with the Cubs' offense in a little bit of a rut, as the team only managed six runs versus the Brewers during a three-game set this week. In addition, Daniel Murphy went 0-for-11 as the leadoff hitter, so Maddon will attempt to jolt him out of his mini-slump by placing the second baseman in the three hole while Rizzo hits first.