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Kris Bryant named National League Player of the Week

The Cubs star had an excellent week in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

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We don’t have much good news surrounding the Chicago Cubs these days, so let me present some to you.

Kris Bryant was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday.

During the week, Bryant hit 417/.500/1.042 with six runs scored, 10 hits, three doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI and four walks over six games played. He hit his sixth career grand slam April 26 in Atlanta, and Sunday in Cincinnati went 3-for-5 with two runs, a double, two homers and three RBI. The Sunday game was his second multi-homer contest of 2021, as he also did it April 17.

The last Cub to win NL Player of the Week honors was Alec Mills, who did it last September the week he threw his no-hitter against the Brewers. For KB it’s his second NL Player of the Week award; he also won it in September 2019.

Congratulations to Bryant, and keep up the good work!