WATCH: Bryant discusses ferocious winds at Wrigley


by - Senior Writer -

On Friday at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 while dealing with some rather nasty wind. Blowing directly into the ballpark at nearly 20 miles per hour, the gusts actually aided the Cubs in their pursuit of victory, as a 2-run double hit by Kris Bryant came to be because of the wind.

In the bottom of the second, a 2-out pop fly by Bryant fell safely into shallow right-center after four different D-back defenders were fooled by the wind, which had its way with the baseball and changed its trajectory multiple times. Bryant spoke about the effect that the wind had on the game in a postgame interview.

"When the wind's blowing right in your face, as a hitter, sometimes you go up there defeated," Bryant said. "We've been here so long that we know how to play in the wind and the weather, and I think we always use it to our advantage."

Bryant went 2-for-4 on the afternoon, and his 2-run double provided the Cubs with a lead that they did not relinquish. When asked about turning what initially appeared to be nothing more than a routine popout into a 2-bagger, Bryant mentioned the wind potentially playing a factor as something that he considered off the bat.

"I just put my head down and ran," Bryant said of the wind-induced double. "You never know what's going to happen."

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