|Apr. 24 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 14-3 victory on Monday night.
Analysis: Heyward, who didn't hit his third homer of 2016 until June 6, has 11 RBIs in the last four games - all on the road. He is hitting .316 with 15 RBIs in nine road games this season, however, he is just 3 for 20 lifetime against Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh's scheduled starter for Tuesday.
|Apr. 23 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Heyward knocked in two more runs while finishing 1 for 4 in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Heyward ended the three-game series 4 for 13 with two homers, seven RBIs and three runs scored, and he's hitting a very respectable .297 through his first 17 games. Though still a small sample size, the high-priced outfielder seems on the way towards atoning for last year's disappointing season.
|Apr. 22 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Heyward went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs in the Cubs' 12-8 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Analysis: Heyward is hitting .300 and has homered in back-to-back games for the first time as a Cub.
|Apr. 19 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Heyward had two hits Tuesday against Milwaukee and has hit safely in seven straight games.
Analysis: Heyward is batting .300 (15 for 50) after 13 games this season. He hit .188 (9 for 48) at that point last season.
|Apr. 17 10:47 AM PT11:47 AM MT12:47 PM CT1:47 PM ET13:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE12:47 PM CT-Heyward went 1 for 4 and scored the Cubs' lone run in Sunday's 6-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: After having a tough time adjusting during his first season in Chicago, Heyward has been among the Cubs' steadiest hitters thus far in 2017. The high-priced outfielder has hit safely in 10 of his 11 games, producing a .286 average and five RBIs.
|Apr. 9 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Heyward went 3 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs in the Cubs' 7-4 win over the Brewers on Sunday.
Analysis: Heyward has hit safely in his first five games of 2017, so maybe there's something to salvage from that contract after all.