While there were good individual performances in some of those games, there were other games where individual players had outstanding days that I think are worth remembering.
Again, these are my subjective choices and I’m listing them in chronological order. You’ll note that two games that accounted for all of these performances.
This was the Cubs’ only five-hit game of the season. There’s a bit of an asterisk on Morel’s homer, as he hit it off Reds infielder Max Schrock in the eighth inning. That was his fifth hit of the night.
Here’s a view of that homer from beyond the bleachers:
This was the biggest RBI day for any Cub this year. I noted Wisdom’s grand slam in the second inning of this game in the “best games” article.
Wisdom missed quite a bit of time in September with a hand injury, but still managed a 25-homer season.
The Cubs won this game 15-7.
Suzuki was on quite the hot streak in July after returning from his finger injury. From his return July 4 through this game: .400/.444/.600 (20-for-50), a double, three home runs in 14 games.
That one went a long way:
Here are Happ’s four hits in this game, including two RBI singles [VIDEO].
Showing off some of the power that got him to the big leagues, Velázquez didn’t even start this game but drove in a third of the Cubs’ 15 runs:
Nelson Velázquez entered the game in the 8th as a pinch hitter. He's now 2-for-2 with 2 home runs, one off Phillies catcher Garrett Stubbs.— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) July 23, 2022
Cubs lead the Phillies 15-1 in the 9th.
Tomorrow: The five best Cubs pitching performances of 2022.
The best individual Cubs hitting performance of 2022 was...
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June 30: Christopher Morel, 5-for-5, three runs scored, a double, a home run
June 30: Patrick Wisdom, 3-for-6, two home runs, six RBI
July 22: Seiya Suzuki, 4-for-5, a home run, two runs, two RBI
July 22: Ian Happ, 4-for-6, two RBI
July 22: Nelson Velázquez, 2-for-2, two home runs, five RBI
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