1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday. At the time, it gave the Cubs a 6-1 lead and seemed to be more important to Rizzo's fans than as crucial to the game. However, Pittsburgh hit HRs on consecutive pitches in the next half-inning and Rizzo's hit suddenly came in very handy as they prevented the Pirates from getting the tying run to the plate during the ninth inning in the 6-3 victory.
Rizzo is an extremely reliable top option at first base. Of some concern, Rizzo has now been hit six times already.
Anthony Rizzo scored on the Javier Baez ninth-inning HR Tuesday versus Cincinnati. He has scored at least once in each of the first five games he has played.
Of some concern, Rizzo has been hit five times already (counting the HBP Wednesday). Rizzo is an extremely reliable top option at first base.
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-2 with a walk and two hit-by-pitches. The lone hit was a solo HR, which was his third in the first four games of the season. Rizzo would come around to score three times.
Rizzo is an extremely reliable top option at first base. Of some concern, he has been hit four times already.
Anthony Rizzo continued his quality first series of the season by hitting another solo HR in the 9-1 victory. He also got hit by a pitch which is consistent with his propensity for HBP.
Anthony Rizzo getting hit by so many pitches is his main concern but you also need to monitor his back as it can act up sometimes. He is an extremely reliable top option at first base.
Anthony Rizzo reached base three times including a solo homer that helped make the ninth inning a little more comfortable in their season-opening 3-0 victory.
Anthony Rizzo is an extremely reliable top option at first base. He was hit by a pitch during the game but the home run he hit later helps relieve some of the concern.