The fans in new bleachers got a treat early Monday. (MLB.tv)
For the first time this season, the bleachers in left and center field in Wrigley Field were available to fans, so unsurprisingly it was full for Monday’s Mets–Cubs game. It didn’t take long for the Cubs to provide the fans with a gopher ball, either, as rookie sensation Kris Bryant went deep in the first inning:
Anthony Rizzo followed with a homer of his own, but it went to right field — where the renovations still aren’t done. So one home run to the fans, one to the empty concrete.
Bryant, 23, is hitting .265/.396/.410 with a pair of homers and 19 RBI through two plate appearances Monday (and 101 on the season). Now that he got the first homer out of the way — Saturday — he could really be getting into a groove.
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