Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
2 days ago

Rizzo is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo started the last 10 games at first base after receiving back-to-back days off, but manager Joe Maddon decided to hold him out Thursday in order to rest. Javier Baez will cover first base for the Cubs on Thursday night.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
1 week ago

Rizzo went 3-for-5 with an RBI double, another two-bagger and a run in Friday's 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman now has hits in seven straight, with four multi-hit efforts over that span. Rizzo has smacked three doubles and five homers overall in September as well, after notching only a pair of round-trippers in August. His 104 RBI are a new career high and he remains just a homer short of equaling the career-best 32 he posted in 2014.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
2 weeks ago

Rizzo is not in the lineup Saturday against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

As was the case Friday, Rizzo will get the day off as the Cubs continue to rest a number of regulars after clinching the division. Kris Bryant will get the start at first base and hit in the No. 2 spot Saturday.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
2 weeks ago

Rizzo is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon is resting his star players, as the team plans to celebrate, win or lose, after Friday's day game. Chris Coghlan will get the start at first base and hit fifth Friday.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
2 weeks ago

Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The two homers were Rizzo's 30th and 31st of the season. He needs just two more to set a new career high. Rizzo also has a .290 average, .938 OPS and 101 RBI, all of which are either career bests or tied with previous career highs.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
3 weeks ago

Rizzo went 2-for-4 with his 29th homer Wednesday, accounting for the Cubs' only run in a 2-1 loss to Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

The next long ball Rizzo delivers will give him his third consecutive 30-homer season, and he's just three short of racking up 100 RBI for the second straight year as well. Indeed, it's been another fantastic year for the lefty-hitting slugger -- yet he still has only the second-best set of stats on his own team, thanks to the star turn Kris Bryant's taken.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
4 weeks ago

Rizzo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, according to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo will get a day off with the Cubs using a lineup full of right-handed hitters against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner. Rizzo tallied two hits Friday, but a day off Saturday may not be the worst thing, given that he is 3-for-16 (.188) with seven strikeouts lifetime against Bumgarner. Kris Bryant will fill in at first base in Rizzo's place.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
1 month ago

Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo's first-inning blast was his 26th of the season, but just his second this month and first since Aug. 14. Despite the dip in power, the first baseman has been racking up the hits this month, going 36-for-108 (.333) in August to raise his season's average to .294.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
1 month ago

Rizzo went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman plated Dexter Fowler with a run-scoring single in the first, his 89th RBI of the season. Rizzo now has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and has thrived in August overall, but has only one homer during the month. However, he's enjoyed a stellar season at the plate overall, slashing .300/.397/.558 with a whopping 66 extra-base hits (37 doubles, four triples, 25 round-trippers) in 464 at-bats.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
1 month ago

Rizzo is in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo had a rare day off Wednesday, so it's no surprise to see him return to the lineup Friday evening. Rizzo has continued his phenomenal performance at the plate recently and is hitting .362/.383/.500 over his last 14 games. He'll hit third against Bud Norris and the Dodgers.