The Chicago Cubs were trailing the Atlanta Braves 4-0 during Monday’s game, but it was all tied up on one swing by third baseman Kris Bryant.
The Chicago Cubs were coming off a lost weekend series to the rival Milwaukee Brewers, but had the chance to redeem themselves against the Atlanta Braves. Considering the Braves were limited to one hit in a Sunday doubleheader, the Cubs had to like their chances.
Early on in Monday’s game, the Cubs found themselves trailing 4-0 to the Braves. However, that changed in the top of the third inning, as Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant mashed a grand slam off starting pitcher Charlie Morton to left field to tie the game at four runs apiece.
All it takes is one swing to switch the momentum of an MLB game. It is a shame that the Braves immediately retook the lead in the bottom of the frame on a solo home run by Dansby Swanson. But hey, a one-run deficit is better than a four-run hole.
Kris Bryant increasing trade value by the game
Bryant has been the one constant in the Cubs lineup, and with the third baseman approaching free agency next winter, Jed Hoyer will continue to float his name in trade conversations. Cubs fans would prefer the Ricketts’ family make an effort to re-sign the 2016 NL MVP, but the feels more unlikely by the day.