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I am a freelance writer. I've covered the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals and others since 1992. I have a background in sales as well. I've sold consumer electronics, advertising and consumer package goods for companies ranging from the now defunct Circuit City to Procter&Gamble. I have worked as a stats operator for Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, the College of Mount St. Joe and Colerain High School.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kris Bryant Has Super NIght

Kris Bryant could do no wrong against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Bryant, the 24-year old from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the Cubs first choice and the second player taken in the 2013 draft.

"There are drafts that players like him or Bryce Harper or Steven Strasberg are just not available," Price said. "There could be 10 years before you see players like them."

When Josh Hamilton was taken by Tampa Bay with the first pick in the 1999 draft, he was thought to be the best player to come along in years.

Tonight at least Bryant had a rare night at the plate.

He hit three home runs and two doubles.  Bryant was the first Cub player to have 16 total bases in a game.  He is one of three players to have five extra base hits in a game.  The others were Hamilton, who had four home runs and a double on May 8, 2012 and Joe Adcock, who also hit four home runs and a double on July 31, 1954.

They totaled 18 bases.

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