Willson Contreras had a good showing in the Chicago Cubs' defeat of the Chicago White Sox on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, finishing seven fastest times in their career.
In the first round, he hit a Grand Slam inning, a principle double in the fourth and a solo home run in the sixth. Contreras struck with the bases reloaded in the seventh inning, but this time he sat on a double in the first baseline and drove two more home.
Contreras had nine RBI in 30 games before Friday, nearly doubling his total.
But his hot series actually started in the last game of the Cubs, on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. He hit two triples and a double in this game, the first catcher with two triples in a game since Nick Hundley in 201
Along with Contreras Friday, Contreras has seven extra base hits in his last two games. 19659006] Since 1913, Contreras is the first #Cubs player with 7 additional base hits in a two-game span (STATS Inc.)
– Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 11, 2018
Since 1908, only five catchers have had two straight games with at least three extra base hits. Contreras is the first since the immortal Bobby Estalella in 2002.
Because we are still pretty early in the season, such a hot series can do wonders on a player's seasonal stats. After Monday, Contreras hit .230 / .315 / .354. Now he beats .268 / .343 / .488. His OPS rose 162 points in just two games.