It took 92 plate appearances, but Chicago Cubs rookie star Kris Bryant clobbered his first Major League home run in the top of the third inning in Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The three-run shot came after a ground-rule double by Dexter Fowler that put runners at second and third for the rookie. Bryant, who hit more than 50 home runs during his minor league career that lasted a little more than a year, had come close to his first home run but he finally got it against the Brewers.
The Cubs hit four home runs Friday night, but surprisingly Bryant’s was Chicago’s first three-run shot of the season. The 23-year-old now has 17 RBIs in 20 games.
We’ve been all waiting for it and here it is, Bryant’s first career home run in the majors. Get used to it Cubs fans, there will be plenty more to come.
His teammates had a little fun afterward.