The Chicago Cubs defeated the Reds last night, June 27, by a score of 11-8. Jake Arrieta picked up his 12th win on the season, but was overshadowed by one of his younger teammates.
Kris Bryant did something last night that has NEVER been done in major league history! What did he do? Check this out!
— MLB (@MLB) June 28, 2016
It’s safe to say that Bryant was nothing short of outstanding last night. He became the first player in major league history to record three home runs and two doubles in the same game. Despite having his first three homer game, Bryant was more impressed by something else.
"I did it in college one time(hitting three home runs in a game)," Bryant said after the game. "I think that's the only time I hit three home runs in a game, and I've never had five hits in a game. I'll remember that for a long time."
Bryant’s night was so amazing that the visiting Cubs fans were roaring so loud because they wanted the 24-year old slugger to make a curtain call. Bryant decided to stay in the dugout.
"I've never been the type to show up the opponent or anybody," Bryant said. "I don't think that [a road curtain call] has ever happened in baseball, and I didn't want to be the first. I'm glad there were a lot of Cubs fans here, but I'm not that guy."
It’s safe to say that the humbled Bryant has a big future ahead of him. You can see him in action every day until the All-Star break as due to weather conditions, the Cubs are scheduled to play every day til then.