1 CUBS VS. WHITE SOX The Cubs and White Sox play four games this week, starting with two games at Wrigley Field before heading to Guaranteed Rate Field for two games starting Wednesday the teams have split the last two season series, 3-3 in 2015 and 2-2 last season the Cubs last won the season series in 2013, going 4-0 against the White Sox that year Overall: At Wrigley Field: At Guaranteed Rate Field: Overall: At Wrigley Field: At Guaranteed Rate Field: All-Time Since 1997: At Wrigley Field: At Guaranteed Rate Field: CUBS ON DISABLED LIST (1) Player Date Date Games (Injury) On Elig. Missed LHP Brett Anderson 5/7 7/6 69 (Low back strain) 60-Day UPCOMING MILESTONES Milestone:... Player (No. Needed) 500 extra-base hits... Ben Zobrist (1) 1,000 Hits... Jason Heyward (8) 2,000 strikeouts... Jon Lester (13) MOST HOME RUNS, N.L. STARTING IN Giancarlo Stanton Anthony Rizzo Nolan Arenado Paul Goldschmidt Jay Bruce MOST REGULAR SEASON WINS SINCE START OF Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago Cubs Washington Nationals Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals MOST STRIKEOUTS BY PITCHERS, NL, Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks Washington Nationals Chicago Cubs New York Mets MOST WALKS BY BATTERS, Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Minnesota Twins Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians LOWEST BULLPEN ERA, NL, Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals MOST HOME RUNS, CUBS ROOKIES PRIOR TO ALL-STAR BREAK 1. Geovany Soto (2008, 88 G) Ian Happ (2017, 51 G) Kris Bryant (2015, 78 G)...12 Mike Olt (2014, 70 G)...12 Tyler Colvin (2010, 80 G,)...12 Billy Cowan (1964, 71 G)...12 Chicago White Sox (39-57) vs. Chicago Cubs (51-47) July 25, 2017 Wrigley Field Game No. 99 Home Game No. 49 LHP Carlos Rodon (1-3, 5.75) vs. RHP John Lackey (6-9, 5.04) CROSSTOWN CLASSIC CONTINUES: The Chicago Cubs today close out a five-game homestand with the second and final game against the Chicago White Sox after beginning this stand by taking two-of-three from the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cubs yesterday dropped the first game of this set against their South Side neighbors, 3-1. This is day five of an 18-day stretch without a trip to the airport, as the next road trip features two games at the White Sox (this Wednesday and Thursday) and three games in Milwaukee (beginning Friday), a bus ride, followed by a six-game homestand August 1-6. The Cubs have 33 games remaining at home and 31 games left on the road Chicago has more home games remaining than any other team in the N.L. Central. Of the 64 games remaining for the Cubs this season, 43 are against teams currently owning a record that is below.500, or 67 percent of them. This is also the fifth day of a stretch in which the Cubs play 18 of 29 games at Wrigley Field through August 20. SINCE THE BREAK: The Cubs have emerged from the All-Star Break with an 8-2 record (.800), tied with the Dodgers for the best record in baseball the Nationals are third (7-2/.778) followed by the Pirates (8-3/.727). Chicago began the season s second half with a 5.5-game deficit in the N.L. Central Division behind Milwaukee the Cubs now sit a half game back of the Brewers. Four of Chicago s eight wins since the Break have been of the come from behind variety all told, the Cubs 27 come from behind wins this season rank tied for third-most in the N.L. with the Dodgers Arizona leads with 30. Chicago batted.337 (28-for-83) with runners in scoring position in the first nine games coming out of the Break prior to going 0-for-10 with RISP yesterday. INTERLEAGUE INTERLUDE: Chicago yesterday had its four-game interleague winning streak snapped the Cubs are 5-7 in interleague play this season after going 15-5 against the A.L. last season. Chicago is hitting.259 (119-for-459) in interleague play this season with 20 homers and 65 runs scored Cubs pitching has a 3.99 ERA (51 ER/115.0 IP) against the American League. Anthony Rizzo s 58 interleague RBI are second-most in franchise history Sammy Sosa leads with 100 interleague RBI for the Cubs. IT S A START: Cubs starting pitchers have posted a 2.39 ERA (16 ER/60.1 IP) while going 7-0 with a.197 opposing batting average in the first 10 games since the All- Star break, including seven quality starts the 2.39 ERA and.197 opponent average both rank second among major league rotations in the season s second half behind only the Nationals (2.33 ERA,.180 AVG). This season, the Cubs are when Cubs starting pitchers go at least 6.0 innings, including a 23-7 record the last 30 times it happened Chicago s starting pitchers have a 2.74 ERA (97 ER/318.2 IP) and a overall individual record in those starts. CUBS RECORD 2017 Overall: At Wrigley Field: On the Road: April: May: June: July All-Time Since 1876:... 10,762-10,235 At Wrigley Field (since 1916):...4,244-3,732 Leading Entering 6th: Tied Entering 6th: Trailing Entering 6th: Leading Entering 7th: Tied Entering 7th: Trailing Entering 7th: Leading Entering 8th: Tied Entering 8th: Trailing Entering 8th: Leading Entering 9th: Tied Entering 9th: Trailing Entering 9th: Scoring First: One-Run Games: Two-Run Games: Extra-Inning Games: Scoring Four or More: Scoring Fewer Than Four: Out-Hitting Opponents: Hit Totals Equal: Out-Hit by Opponents: Hit at Least One HR: Hit Two or More HR: Playing Errorless Ball: Committing at Least One Error: WORTH THE WAIT: John Lackey makes his first start against the White Sox since July 28 of last season when he earned the 3-1 win at Wrigley Field that victory was his first against the White Sox in nearly 11 years since September 11, 2005 in between victories, he had posted a 3.27 ERA but an 0-5 record with a complete game in nine starts against the White Sox. Among active pitchers, Lackey ranks third in starts, wins (182) and innings pitched (2,773.1), fifth in strikeouts (2,232) and ninth in complete games (18). Lackey is one of three active pitchers with at least 400 starts and 2,500 innings pitched, joining Bartolo Colon and CC Sabathia. Lackey is also one of 17 active pitchers to have at least one win against all 30 major league teams. CENTRAL CASTING: Of Chicago s 64 games remaining, more than half (34) are against N.L. Central foes the Cubs are against teams from the N.L. Central this season, a.571 winning percentage and the best record any N.L. Central team currently has against its own division (Cincinnati is next closest with a.528 winning percentage within the division). FIRST THINGS FIRST: The Cubs have allowed 80 runs in the first inning this season covering 98 games yet have enjoyed a scoreless first each of their 10 games after the All-Star Break the Cubs allowed a total of 71 first-inning runs in their 162 games last year. THAT S EITHER HERE OR THERE: The Cubs are at home compared to a road mark this season Chicago started 4-6 at the Friendly Confines, but has gone in its last 38 games at Wrigley Field since May 2 conversely, the Cubs began their road schedule by winning eight of their first 11 games through April 25, but have since gone just away from home, a stretch that included their first nine-game road losing streak since The Cubs are one of just five N.L. teams with.500 or better records both at home and on the road they join the Nationals (26-19 home, road), the Brewers (28-24, 25-24), the Dodgers (42-13, 27-18) and Rockies (31-19, 27-24). WHERE THERE S A WILL : Willson Contreras on Sunday belted his 15th homer of the season, the most for any N.L. catcher and secondmost among all major league backstops behind Kansas City s Salvador Perez, who has 20 home runs this season. Contreras leads the club with both 14 go-ahead RBI and eight game-winning RBI this season, including his two-run homer Sunday. Since making his debut on June 17 of last year, Contreras has produced an.831 OPS that s the third-highest of any N.L. catcher behind the Dodgers Yasmani Grandal (.858) and the Giants Buster Posey (.845). Elias notes that, including Sunday night s homer, Contreras has eight homers in 63 at-bats against St. Louis, an average of one homer every 7.9 at-bats the only players with a higher home run rate against one team since 2016 (min. 60 AB) are Yasmani Grandal against San Diego (one HR every 7.3 AB) and Khris Davis against Texas (7.8). THERE S A WADE: With his save Sunday night, Cubs closer Wade Davis has set the single-season franchise record for consecutive save chances converted, as he s been successful in his first 20 opportunities this year that surpasses Flash Gordon in 2001, Ryan Dempster in 2005 and Carlos Marmol in 2012, all of whom had 19-straight successful save chances in a single campaign. The franchise mark for consecutive save chances converted is held by Dempster (26 straight in the seasons) Davis 20- straight save conversions are tied for fourth-longest in club history overall. 20 X 5: Anthony Rizzo this season already has become just the fourth Cubs left-handed batter to reach the 20-homer mark at least five times he joins: Hall of Famer Billy Williams (13 times), Bill Nicholson (six times) and Leon Durham (five times). Additionally Rizzo is just the third Cub to rack up five 20-homer seasons prior to his age 28 campaign, joining Hall of Famers Ron Santo and Billy Williams. UPCOMING SERIES INFORMATION Date Opp. Time (CT) TV Radio Probable Pitchers Tue., July 25 CWS 1:20 p.m. CSN 670 The Score RHP John Lackey (6-9, 5.04) vs. LHP Carlos Rodon (1-3, 5.75) Wed., July 7:10 p.m. ABC The Score RHP Jake Arrieta (9-7, 4.11) vs. RHP James Shields (2-2, 5.79) Thurs., July 7:10 p.m. CSN 670 The Score LHP Jon Lester (7-6, 3.95) vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-7, 4.46)
2 JULY 25, 2017 PAGE 2 Today s Cubs Starter #41 RHP John Lackey (6-9, 5.04) W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2016 CUBS CUBS MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS Last Time Out John returned from the 10-day disabled list (plantar fasciitis) with a victory, July 18 at SunTrust Park held the Braves to just one run (solo homer) over 5.0 IP. Date Opp. Dec. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left W Season John today makes his 19th start of the season, and ninth at home is holding righthanded batters to a.248 average (53-for-214) while lefties are hitting.283 (53-for- 187). Allowed three or fewer hits in back-to-back starts, June marked the third time in his career he has accomplished the feat. Has thrown first-pitch strikes to 66.8 percent of the batters he has faced, the second-highest rate in the N.L. Has surrendered 2.17 homers per nine innings this season, the highest rate in the N.L. and more than double his career average of 1.00 HR/9 allowed just 0.97 HR/9 from Won three-straight games, April 29-May 16, posting a 3.86 ERA (10 ER/23.1 IP) in four starts during the stretch. Opponents are batting.333 (26-for-78) in the first inning and.248 (80-for-323) from the second inning on. Has gone at least 6.0 innings in 11 of his 18 starts, and at least 5.0 innings in all 18 starts. Was placed on the disabled list July 6 with right foot plantar fasciitis did not miss a turn in the rotation thanks to the All-Star Break. Tossed quality starts in each of his first two outings, including one run in 6.0 innings, April 12 vs. the Dodgers struck out a season-high 10 batters Season John went 11-8 with a 3.35 ERA (70 ER/188.1 IP) in 29 starts in his first season with the Cubs... recorded 20 quality starts and logged a 1.06 WHIP, his lowest single-season mark in his career and sixth-lowest in the N.L. Held opponents to a.218 average, by far the lowest mark of his career... previous best mark was a.246 opponent average in 2006 with the Angels his.645 opponent OPS was also the lowest mark of his career. Allowed a.189 average (21-for-111) with runners in scoring position. Went 7-4 with a 2.62 ERA (32 ER/110.0 IP) in 16 starts at Wrigley Field... was 4-4 with a 4.37 ERA (38 ER/78.1 IP) in 13 road starts. His 2.76 ERA (22 ER/71.2 IP) following the All-Star break was almost a full run lower than his 3.70 ERA (48 ER/116.2 IP) in the season s first half. Held righties to a.201 batting average (79-for-393), while lefties batted at a.242 clip (67-for-277). His 3.35 ERA was second-lowest among starting pitchers above the age of 35 this season... the Dodgers Rich Hill, age 36, posted a 2.12 ERA. Career vs. Chicago (A.L.) John today makes his 18th-career start vs. the White Sox and second as a member of the Cubs last season, held the White Sox to just one run on four hits as he tossed his 12th quality start against the club has pitched at least 6.0 innings in 15-straight starts vs. the White Sox, the longest active streak in the majors. W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO Career vs. White Sox Batters (AVG-AB-H-HR-RBI): Abreu ( ) Cabrera ( ) Garcia ( ) Anderson ( ) Sanchez ( ) Career Notes John is one of three active pitchers with at least 400 starts and 2,500 innings pitched, joining Bartolo Colon and CC Sabathia signed a two-year deal with the Cubs December 8, 2015 has gone with a 3.92 ERA (1,208 ER/2,773.1 IP) in 435 appearances across 15 major league seasons with the Angels ( ), Red Sox ( and 13-14), Cardinals ( ) and Cubs ( ). Has gone 11-8 with a 2.59 ERA (51 ER/177.1 IP) after the All-Star Break since the 2015 season. A three-time World Series champion (2002 with Angels, 2013 with Red Sox and 2016 with Cubs), he owns an 8-6 record with a 3.27 ERA (51 ER/140.1 IP) in 26 career post-season games, including 23 starts... the eight victories are tied for third-most among active pitchers, trailing only CC Sabathia and Jon Lester s nine victories... his 23 starts and innings pitched lead active pitchers. Is one of 17 pitchers with at least one regular season win against every major league team. His 2,773.1 innings pitched and 434 starts since the start of the 2002 campaign are third-most in the majors, his 182 victories rank fourth and his 2,232 strikeouts rank fifth. Earned All-Star honors in 2007 and has twice finished in the top-10 of the Cy Young voting, finishing third in 2007 and ninth in Has 13 double-digit win seasons since 2003, tied for the most in the majors with Mark Buehrle (13), and has posted 10 or more wins in every full season he has pitched since Game-by-Game Starts No. Date Opp. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left Notes 1. W, First start of 2017 season 2. 4/12 LAD L, nd-career double-digit strikeout game 3. 4/17 MIL L, Allowed home runs in first three innings 4. L, Third-straight defeat 5. W, Cubs scored three runs in the seventh APRIL: 2-3, 5.10 ERA (5 starts) /4 PHI ND, W, 6-5 (13) , 2 on Did not walk a batter for first time in W, Second-ever visiting pitcher w/ 7.0 IP, 0 R, 10 K at Coors Field 8. 5/16 CIN W, , 1 on Third-straight win 9. 5/22 SF L, Snapped three-game winning streak 10. L, Allowed four runs in the fifth inning MAY: 2-2, 5.27 ERA (5 starts) /2 STL ND, W, Did not surrender a hit after the second inning 12. 6/7 MIA L, Second start without issuing a walk 13. L, Allowed three home runs 14. W, Season-low two hits allowed 15. L, Second-straight start allowing three or fewer hits 16. L, , 1 on Season-high eight runs allowed JUNE: 1-4, 5.35 ERA (6 starts) /5 TB ND, W, Snapped streak of nine-straight games allowing HR 18. W, Return from 10-day disabled list (plantar fasciitis) At the Plate AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB SO SB CS Career LAST HIT: NYM (single off Jacob degrom)... at-bats since then 9 HOME RUNS: N/A MOST HITS: 2 (5x) last, St. Louis MOST RBI: 1 (8x) last, Colorado Last Time and Career Highs and Lows Last Win: 5-1 (5.0,5,1,1,2,1) Last Loss: WSH, 8-4 (5.1,9,8,8,2,2) Last CG: KC, 3-2 L (5.0,6,3,3,2,2) *Rain-Shortened Last Shutout: 9/10/09 vs. SEA, 3-0 (9.0,5,0,0,1,7) Low-Hit Complete Game: 1 OAK Most Strikeouts: 12 (2x) last, 6/26/13 vs. COL... also has six 11-K games and K games (23 total double-digit strikeout games). Most Hits Allowed: 15 TEX Most Runs Allowed: 10 (2x) last, COL Longest Winning Streak: 6 games 7/9-8/12/11 Longest Losing Streak: 5 games 6/20-7/23/16 Wednesday s Starter at Chicago (A.L.) RHP Jake Arrieta (9-7, 4.11) Jake tonight makes his 21th start of the 2017 season, and his 14th away from home... left his last start, July 21 vs. the Cardinals, after 6.0 innings of two-run ball and in line for the win before the Cardinals rarely-seen nine-run eighth-inning rally did not walk a batter for the third time this season. Has gone 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA (6 ER/25.1 IP) in his last four starts. Has allowed six or fewer hits in 12-straight starts, tied for the third-longest stretch of his career had a 12-game stretch last season (July 19-September 23). Will make his eighth-career start against the White Sox, all but one of which have come at Guaranteed Rate Field has posted a 5.01 ERA (18 ER/32.1 IP) in the Southsiders ballpark tossed a two-hitter (9.0 IP, 1 ER) in his lone home start against the club on July 12, 2015.
3 #5 ALBERT ALMORA JR. OF (.278, 4 HR, 18 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-0), RBI, SF Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-1) Multi-Hit Games (9): 2-hit (7), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 1; GW RBI 1; 2-Out RBI 6 Last HR: BAL (Wade Miley) Career Bests: H 3 (4x), last NYM; RBI 2 (8x), last BAL; R 2 (5x), last NYM Albert had a career-high tying six-game hitting streak July 4-18 (.471/8-for-17) July 15 in Baltimore hit a solo homer as part of a 2-for-5, 2-RBI effort batted.276 (16-for-58) with a.373 OBP in June went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and three runs June 13 had a hit and run scored in three-straight games, June 4-6 went 2-for-3 with a solo homer June 5 is batting.391 (9-for-23) with six RBI as a pinch-hitter has played 57 games in center field (43 starts) and one start in left the Cubs are when he starts in center field is batting.361 (22-for-61) off lefties and.235 (28-for-119) off righties. #9 JAVIER BÁEZ INF (.272, 12 HR, 39 RBI) Homestand:.200 (2-10), R, BB Current Streak: 1 game (1-3) Multi-Hit Games (22): 2-hit (16), 3-hit (5), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 3; GW RBI 2; 2-Out RBI 15 Last HR: ATL (Jose Ramirez) Career Bests: H 4 (3x), last 5/2/17 vs. PHI; RBI 6, PIT; R 3, CIN Javy had his five-game hitting streak (11-for-20) snapped Sunday hit a three-run homer July 19 to complete a strong road trip, batting.500 (10-for-20) with two homers and six RBI homered in consecutive games July is batting.340 (32-for-94) with 10 doubles in his last 29 games had three hits July 15 in Baltimore went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI July 2 after going 1-for-16 in his previous five games had a career-high eight game hitting streak, June (.419/13-for-31) went 2-for-4 with three RBI June 24 vs. Miami, including an eventual gamewinning two-run double in the sixth that broke a 3-3 tie is batting.283 (36-for-127) at Wrigley Field compared to.262 (38-for-145) on the road went 3-for-4 with a two-run run homer May 22 his second three-hit effort in a three-game span as he went 3-for-3 with his third-career grand slam and five RBI May 19. Had a career-day May 2, going 4-for-4 with a triple, homer, two runs and three RBI vs. Philadelphia the four hits tied a career-high and the three RBI marked a season-high homered in consecutive games, May 1-2, for the third time in his career after going 2-for-4 with a homer May 1. #17 KRIS BRYANT INF (.280, 19 HR, 42 RBI) Homestand:.385 (5-13), 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB Current Streak: 5 games (7-16) Multi-Hit Games (22): 2-hit (13), 3-hit (7), 4-hit (2) GA RBI 9; GW RBI 3; 2-Out RBI 18 Last HR: BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez) Career Bests: H 5 (2x), last 8/18/16 vs. MIL; RBI 6 (3x), last CIN; R 4 (5x), last 5/21/17 vs. MIL Kris has hit safely in five-straight games went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI Saturday and Sunday doubled Wednesday before departing with a sprained right pinky injury (missed Friday s game) went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer July 16 and 3-for-5 July 15 has nine games with three or more hits this season led the team in OBP (.399), runs scored (57), walk (59) and stolen bases (6) before the Break went 4-for-5 with a triple, two homers, three runs and four RBI July 7 was his 10th multi-homer game (third this season) with a season-high four RBI ninth-career game with at least four RBI first Cubs player with 3B and two HR in a game since Todd Walker in 2004 drew a season-high three walks June 9 collected his second multi-hr game of the season (ninth of his career) May 21 reached base five times and tied a career-high with four runs reached base in 18-straight games, April 18-May 7 with a.461 OBP during that span. Leads the club in runs (63) and walks (63) has seven three-hit games and two four-hit games. #20 VICTOR CARATINI C (.176, 0 HR, 1 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-1) Current Streak: Hitless last 2 games (0-5) Multi-Hit Games (1): 2-hit (0), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 0; GW RBI 0; 2-Out RBI 1 Last HR: N/A Career Bests: H 3, 7/9/17 vs. PIT; RBI 1, 7/9/17 vs. PIT; R 1, WSH Victor started at catcher July 19, going 0-for-4 went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a RBI July 9 marked his first hits in the majors was recalled June 28, joining his first major league roster has made three starts at catcher grounded out in his first big league plate appearance as a pinch hitter in the ninth June 28 batted.343 (84-for-245) with 20 doubles, two triples, eight homers and 54 RBI in 68 games for Iowa this season at the time of his call-up, he ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League in average, tied for sixth in doubles and seventh in RBI. Acquired by Chicago at the 2014 trade deadline from Atlanta for INF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell, Caratini in 2016 was named a Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star with Double-A Tennessee. #40 WILLSON CONTRERAS C (.267, 15 HR, 52 RBI) Homestand:.176 (3-17), 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, BB Current Streak: 2 games (2-9) Multi-Hit Games (16): 2-hit (11), 3-hit (4), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 14; GW RBI 8; 2-Out RBI 25 Last HR: 7/23/17 vs. STL (Michael Wacha) Career Bests: H 4, BAL; RBI 4, CIN; R 3, CIN Willson hit a game-winning two-run homer Sunday is 14-for-28 (.500) with five doubles and five homers with RISP since June 10 leads all catchers with 10 homers since June 19 is one of two Cubs with at least 50 RBI is batting.328 (22-for-67) with four doubles, six homers, 14 RBI and a OPS in July, hitting safely in 14 of 17 games has a career-high 15 homers this season notched his first-career four-hit game Sunday in Baltimore is batting.294 (20- for-68) in 16 games out of the clean-up spot this year hit a leadoff homer in his first-career start there June 26 in Washington is batting.294 (58-for-197) with 13 doubles, 13 homers and 40 RBI since May 9 has thrown out 17 baserunners aiming to steal recorded his first-career multi-homer game with two solo blasts in St. Louis May 12 has nine catcher pickoffs since 2016, the most in the majors. Threw out three baserunners April 16 (two caught stealing, one pickoff) became the first Cubs catcher since Jody Davis May 14, 1986 to record a caught stealing and catcher pickoff in the same inning. #8 IAN HAPP INF/OF (.252, 13 HR, 34 RBI) Homestand:.111 (1-9) Current Streak: Hitless last 3 games (0-5) Multi-Hit Games (12): 2-hit (10), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 7; GW RBI 3; 2-Out RBI 20 Last HR: 7/8/17 vs. PIT (Ivan Nova) Career Bests: H 4, MIA; RBI 4 (3x), last CIN; R 2 (3x), last CIN Ian went 2-for-5 with a two-run double July 16 to start Chicago s eight-run outburst his 13 homers before the All- Star Break were second-most by a Cubs rookie all-time leads the team with three games with four+ RBI led the Cubs with eight homers in June had a seven-game hitting streak (.429/12-for-28) June is batting.287 (29- for-101) with three homers since June 22 June 22 in Miami notched his first-career four-hit game, including a tworun double, as part of a 4-for-5 effort 20 of his 34 RBI have come with two outs hit his first grand slam June 13 vs. the Mets notched his first-career multi-homer game June 4 reached base safely in his first eight games. Was selected from Triple-A Iowa May 13 to join his first big league roster has started games in center field (28), right field (5), left field (6) and second base (13). #22 JASON HEYWARD OF (.263, 7 HR, 38 RBI) Homestand:.176 (3-17), 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-5) Multi-Hit Games (12): 2-hit (11), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 7; GW RBI 3; 2-Out RBI 19 Last HR: BAL (Kevin Gausman) Career Bests: H 5 (2x), last 7/18/15 vs. NYM; RBI 4 (8x), last PIT; R 4, CHI Jason had a double, run and RBI Sunday is hitting.325 (13-for-40) with a homer, two triples, two doubles and eight RBI in his last 11 games on July 16 recorded his third-straight multi-hit game and recorded an RBI for the fourthstraight game slugged a two-run homer July 14 as part of a 2-for-4 effort with a double his homer landed on Eutaw St., just the 92nd blast ever to do so hit a pair of RBI doubles June 6 in his first three-hit game of the season has hit safely in 18 of his last 22 home games had 11 RBI in a four-game stretch, April tied his career mark with four RBI April 24, thanks in part to a three-run homer in the first also matched the mark with four RBI April 22 in Cincy, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. Has missed time due to two D.L. stints: May 8-20 (right finger sprain) and June 22-July 4 (left hand abrasion). #30 JON JAY OF (.304, 2 HR, 18 RBI) Homestand:.714 (5-7), 2B, R Current Streak: 3 games (6-12) Multi-Hit Games (11): 2-hit (8), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 4; GW RBI 3; 2-Out RBI 10 Last HR: 7/5/17 vs. TB (Erasmo Ramirez) Career Bests: H 5, 6/2/16 vs. SEA; RBI 4 (2x), last CHI; R 3 (10x), last 6/16/14 vs. NYM Jon had a season-high four hits yesterday, including a double made his first-career pitching appearance July 6 (1.0 IP, 1 H) hit a pinch-hit, game-tying three-run homer July 5, his second in three games on July 4 hit his first home run as a Cub as part of a 2-for-4 effort was his first homer since May 24, 2016 at San Francisco with San Diego hit a two-out, two-run double in the ninth June 29, erasing a 4-3 deficit and led the Cubs to a 5-4 win in Washington. Is 11-for-29 (.379) with one homer and seven RBI as a pinch-hitter this season. JULY 25, 2017 PAGE 3 CUBS VS. WHITE SOX LHP CARLOS RODON Kris Bryant Jason Heyward Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell CUBS AT WRIGLEY FIELD Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Victor Caratini Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS WITH BASES LOADED, 2017 Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Victor Caratini Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS WITH BASES LOADED, CAREER Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Victor Caratini Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS PINCH-HITTING, 2017 Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Victor Caratini Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS PINCH-HITTING, CAREER Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Victor Caratini Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist
4 JULY 25, 2017 PAGE 4 #44 ANTHONY RIZZO INF (.252, 23 HR, 62 RBI) Homestand:.214 (3-14), 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB, 2 HBP Current Streak: 1 game (1-3) Multi-Hit Games (21): 2-hit (18), 3-hit (3), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 13; GW RBI 6; 2-Out RBI 26 Last HR: ATL (Ian Krol) Career Bests: H 4 (8x), last SD; RBI 6 (3x) last, ARI; R 4, 6/23/13 vs. HOU Anthony reached three times yesterday had a game-winning RBI single Saturday on July 17 slugged his teamleading 23rd home run homered in three-straight games July for the second time this season (also April 21-23) is batting.282 (46-for-163) with 11 homers, 32 RBI and a.966 OPS in 46 games since the start of June led the team in hits (82), total bases (161), homers (20) and RBI (56) in the first half is already one of four Cubs lefties alltime with five 20-homer campaigns had a career-high 14-game hitting streak (.420/21-for-50) June 6-20, the longest streak by a Cub this season his leadoff HR June 19 was his third of the season homered to lead off each of his first two games at leadoff June in New York drove in a season-high tying four runs June 6, including a GW three-run homer recorded his 14th-career multi-homer game and first three hit game of the season May 24. Is batting.302 (51-for-169) at home and.207 (39-for-188) on the road has a.433 OBP at home is batting.321 (36-for-112) with eight HR and a.458 OBP in his last 33 home games. #27 ADDISON RUSSELL INF (.238, 9 HR, 34 RBI) Homestand:.182 (2-11), 2B, R Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-1) Multi-Hit Games (16): 2-hit (12), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (3) GA RBI 8; GW RBI 7; 2-Out RBI 16 Last HR: BAL (Wade Miley) Career Bests: H 4 (3x), last ATL; RBI 4 (2x), last 4/19/17 vs. MIL; R 3 (5x), last BAL Addison doubled and scored a run Sunday tied a career-high with four hits July 19, including two doubles and two RBI is batting.292 (31-for-106) with 10 doubles and six homers in his last 34 games batted.409 on the most recent road trip July 15 went 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the second night in a row and matched his career high with three runs his solo homer in the ninth inning July 14 snapped an 8-8 tie and led the Cubs to the 9-8 win was part of a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI and 2 runs scored June 22 in Miami matched his career highs with four hits and three runs as part of a 4-for-5 effort with a solo homer and two doubles homered in back-to-back games June April 24, recorded a career-high four hits and tied his career mark with three runs. Hit a three-run walk-off homer April 19, his second-career walk-off RBI and first walk-off homer. #12 KYLE SCHWARBER C/OF (.182, 15 HR, 31 RBI) Homestand:.286 (4-14), HR, R, RBI Current Streak: 2 games (2-7) Multi-Hit Games (11): 2-hit (10), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 8; GW RBI 6; 2-Out RBI 13 Last HR: 7/23/17 vs. STL (Michael Wacha) Career Bests: H 4 (2x), last CIN; RBI 4 (3x), last 6/3/17 vs. STL; R 3 (4x), last PHI -2 Kyle hit a game-tying, moonshot homer Sunday with a exit velocity of 110 mph singled twice Friday scored twice Wednesday hit a solo homer July 14 and has hit safely in eight of 11 games with three homers and three doubles since his return from Triple-A on July 6 went 2-for-4 with a homer and walk July 8 batted.343 with four homers in 11 games during his stay with Iowa hit a two-run homer June 14 measured at 467-feet and his first-career pinch-hit homer June 11 notched his first three-hit game of the season June 7, including two doubles and a homer hit a game-winning grand slam in the seventh inning June 3, his first-career grand slam hit his longest-career homer according to Statcast May 23, a 470-foot blast onto Sheffield. Hit a three-run homer May 2, his 20th-career home run is the fastest Cubs player since 1913 to 20-career homers (97 games), thanks STATS Inc. #18 BEN ZOBRIST INF (.219, 8 HR, 30 RBI) Homestand:.308 (4-13), 2 2B, 3 R, RBI, SB, BB Current Streak: Hitless last 2 games (0-4) Multi-Hit Games (11): 2-hit (9), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 4; GW RBI 2; 2-Out RBI 9 Last HR: BAL (Kevin Gausman) Career Bests: H 5, 6/10/13 vs. BOS; RBI 8, MIN; R 4 (4x), last MIA Ben hit a RBI single and scored the game-tying run Saturday had three hits Friday his two-run single Monday night in the fifth gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double and two runs July 14 batted leadoff and went 2-for-5 with a run scored July 8 returned from the 10-day disabled list July 1 (left wrist inflammation) played two games with Double-A Tennessee, going 3-for-6 with a pair of walks was 5-for-49 (.102) since May 26 before landing on the shelf on June 16 had a 25-straight game on-base streak, April 28-May 30 had an eight-game hitting streak May (13-for-28/.464) hit his fourth-career leadoff home May 21 had a 10-game hitting streak, April 28-May 7 was his sixth-career streak of at least 10 games. Has batted.236 (17-for-72) with two doubles, two triples, four homers and 12 RBI in 18 games in the leadoff spot this season the Cubs are 11-7 in those games. CUBS HOME RUNS, LAST TIME IT HAPPENED Game Opening HR: Willson Contreras, Washington (Gio Gonzalez) Walk-Off HR: Addison Russell, 4/19/17 vs. Milwaukee (Neftali Feliz) Pinch-HR: Jon Jay, 7/5 vs. Tampa Bay (Erasmo Ramirez) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam: David DeJesus, Milwaukee (Kameron Loe) Inside-The-Park HR: Anthony Rizzo, Cincinnati (Cody Reed) Three-Homer Game: Kris Bryant, Cincinnati Pitcher Hitting Homer: Mike Montgomery, Atlanta (R.A. Dickey) Homer in 1 st M.L. At-Bat: Willson Contreras, 6/19/16 vs. Pittsburgh (A.J. Schugel) Homer in 1 st Cubs At-Bat: Willson Contreras, 6/19/16 vs. Pittsburgh (A.J. Schugel) Switch-Hitter, HR Both Sides of Plate: Dioner Navarro, 5/29/13 vs. Chicago (A.L.) 2017 HOME RUN HIGHLIGHTS 2-Homer Games (7): Bryant, 4/15 vs. PIT, 5/21 vs. MIL & 7/7 vs. PIT; Contreras, STL; Rizzo, 5/24 vs. SF; Happ, 6/4 vs. STL & CIN 3-Homer Games (0): N/A Grand Slams (4): Contreras, CIN; Baez, 5/18 vs. CIN; Schwarber, 6/3 vs. STL, Happ, NYM 3-Consecutive Games with a Homer (2): Rizzo, 4/21-23; Rizzo, 7/15-17 Pinch-Homers (2): Schwarber, 6/11 vs. COL; Jay, 7/5 vs. TB Back-to-Back Homers (4): Russell and Schwarber, 6/11 vs. COL; Rizzo and Happ, NYM; Happ and Schwarber, 7/8 vs. PIT; Contreras and Schwarber, BAL Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers (0): N/A Pitchers Hitting Homers (1): Arrieta, PIT Game-Opening Homers (5): Zobrist, 5/21 vs. MIL; Rizzo, NYM; Rizzo, NYM; Rizzo, 6/20 vs. SD; Contreras, WASH Walk-Off Homers (1): Russell, 4/19 vs. MIL CUBS CATCHING CORPS CS/ATT % PICKOFFS PB ERA Caratini 0/4 0.0% (8 ER/31.2 IP) Contreras 17/ % (279 ER/623.0 IP) Montero 0/31 0.0% (104 ER/215.1 IP) Schwarber 0/0 0.0% (2 ER/5.0 IP) Pitcher Pickoffs (4): Hendricks, Arrieta, Lester, Montgomery CUBS HOME RUNS, 2017 Batter (Total)... Solo 2-Run 3-Run GS Albert Almora Jr. (4) Javier Baez (12) Kris Bryant (19) Victor Caratini (0) Willson Contreras (15) Ian Happ (13) Jason Heyward (7) Jon Jay (2) Anthony Rizzo (23) Addison Russell (9) Kyle Schwarber (15) Ben Zobrist (8) CUBS MULTI-RBI GAMES, 2017 Batter... 2-RBI 3-RBI 4-RBI 5+-RBI Albert Almora Jr. (4) Javier Baez (11) Kris Bryant (8) Victor Caratini (0) Willson Contreras (17) Ian Happ (9) Jason Heyward (11) Jon Jay (3) Anthony Rizzo (19) Addison Russell (7) Kyle Schwarber (7) Ben Zobrist (6) HOME RUNS IN Season... Solo 2-Run 3-Run GS Cubs (136) Opponents (118) CUBS LINEUP BREAKDOWNS 1 Schwarber 36 (17-19), Zobrist 19 (12-7), Jay 16 (8-8), Rizzo 13 (6-7), Happ 6 (3-3), Baez 2 (1-1), Contreras 2 (2-0), Heyward 3 (1-2), Szczur 1 (1-0) 2 Bryant 75 (40-35), Happ 10 (5-5), Schwarber 7 (3-4), Almora 2 (1-1), Jay 1 (1-0), Rizzo 1 (1-0), La Stella 1 (0-1), Zobrist 1 (0-1) 3 Rizzo 73 (39-34), Bryant 14 (7-7), Contreras 4 (4-0), Happ 4 (0-4), Schwarber 3 (1-2), 4 Zobrist 37 (17-20), Russell 15 (9-6), Happ 13 (7-6), Contreras 16 (11-5), Rizzo 9 (4-5), Candelario 3 (1-2), Montero 2 (0-2), Heyward 2 (2-0), Bryant 1 (0-1) 5 Russell 26 (13-14), Heyward 18 (10-8), Happ 13 (8-5), Contreras 9 (6-3), Montero 8 (1-7), Schwarber 13 (8-5), Jay 3 (0-3), Candelario 2 (2-0), Zobrist 2 (1-1), Baez 1 (1-0), La Stella 1 (0-1), Almora 1 (1-0) 6 Heyward 30 (13-17), Contreras 18 (6-12), Almora Jr. 10 (8-2), Baez 9 (5-4), Russell 8 (6-2), La Stella 5 (1-4),Montero 4 (4-0), Happ 6 (5-1), Schwarber 2 (1-1), Jay 2 (0-2), Candelario 2 (2-0), Caratini 1 (0-1), Zobrist 1 (0-1) 7 Baez 34 (16-18), Contreras 20 (7-13), Montero 13 (8-5), Heyward 13 (8-5), Almora 6 (4-2), Russell 7 (5-2), La Stella 2 (1-1), Schwarber 1 (1-0), Caratini 1 (1-0), Jay 1 (0-1) 8 Russell 15 (7-8), Baez 17 (10-7), Lester 12 (6-6), Lackey 11 (5-6), Arrieta 10 (6-4), Hendricks 7 (5-2), Butler 6 (4-2), Almora 6 (1-5), Anderson 5 (2-3), Montgomery 4 (1-3), Montero 1 (1-0), Schwarber 1 (0-1), Zagunis 1 (1-0), Caratini 1 (1-0), Jay 1 (1-0) 9 Jay 20 (10-10), Almora 18 (11-7), Baez 10 (4-6), Lester 9 (6-3), Arrieta 8 (3-5),Schwarber 6 (3-3), Lackey 6 (3-3), Butler 5 (2-3), Hendricks 4 (1-3), Zagunis 3 (2-1), Russell 2 (2-0), Anderson (1-0), Szczur (1-0), Candelario 1 (0-1), Montgomery 3 (1-2), Quintana 1 (1-0) C Contreras 67 (35-32), Montero 28 (14-14), Caratini 3 (2-1) 1B Rizzo 96 (50-46), Bryant 1 (1-0), Candelario 1 (0-1) 2B Baez 46 (27-19), Zobrist 36 (18-18), Happ 13 (6-7), La Stella 3 (0-3) 3B Bryant 82 (43-39), Candelario 7 (5-2), La Stella 6 (2-4), Baez 3 (1-2) SS Russell 74 (42-32), Baez 24 (9-15) LF Schwarber 64 (31-33), Jay 17 (9-8), Zobrist 8 (4-4), Happ 6 (5-1), Contreras 2 (1-1), Bryant 1 (1-0) CF Almora Jr. 43 (26-17), Happ 28 (16-12), Jay 16 (5-11), Heyward 10 (4-6) RF Heyward 56 (30-26), Zobrist 16 (8-8), Jay 9 (5-4), Bryant 6 (2-4), Happ 5 (1-4), Zagunis 4 (3-1), Szczur 2 (2-0) P Lester 21 (12-9), Arrieta 20 (10-10), Lackey 18 (9-9), Hendricks 12 (6-6), Butler 11 (6-5), Montgomery 8 (3-5), Anderson 6 (3-3), Quintana 2 (2-0) DH Schwarber 5 (3-2), Jay 1 (1-0) RUNS SCORED BY INNING INNING TOTAL CUBS OPP OUTFIELD ASSISTS (14) Jason Heyward (6), Albert Almora (3), Jon Jay (2), Kyle Schwarber (2), Ian Happ (1)
5 Cubs Pitching JULY 24, 2017 PAGE 5 TEAM PITCHING W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER HR BB SO Starting Pitchers Relievers SEASON TOTALS / CUBS BULLPEN LAST APP. IP,H,R,ER,BB,K LAST WIN LAST SAVE LAST HOLD SV/OPP 1BF IR/IRS Wade Davis 7/23 vs. STL-SV 1.0,1,0,0,0,1 4/19/17 vs. MIL 7/23/17 vs. STL CLE 20/20 35/25 1/1 Brian Duensing 7/24 vs. CWS 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 TOR CWS BAL 0/1 39/31 20/4 Carl Edwards Jr. 7/23 vs. STL-H 1.0,0,0,0,1,1 7/7/17 vs. PIT CIN 7/23/17 vs. STL 0/1 43/30 15/4 Justin Grimm 7/24 vs. CWS-L 1.2,1,1,1,1,3 4/18/17 vs. MIL 8/8/15 vs. SF BAL 0/1 34/23 21/8 Mike Montgomery ATL-W 6.0,2,1,1,1,5 ATL 6/5/17 vs. MIA PIT 2/2 18/13 7/0 Hector Rondon 7/23 vs. STL-H 1.0,1,0,0,1,1 6/19/17 vs. SD MIL 7/23/17 vs. STL 0/3 41/32 16/9 Pedro Strop 7/24 vs. CWS 1.0,0,0,0,0,2 7/5/17 vs. TB 9/19/15 vs. STL 7/21/17 vs. STL 0/2 44/30 27/11 Koji Uehara 7/24 vs. CWS 1.0,1,1,1,0,1 BAL 6/4/17 vs. STL ATL 2/5 37/24 9/ TOTALS 24/35 (.686) 304/217 (.714) 125/48 (.384) #71 WADE DAVIS RHP (2-0, 2.12 ERA, 20 SV, 0 Holds) CAREER: 57-37, 67 SV MOST IP, 2017: 1.0, last 7/23 vs. STL MOST IP, CAREER: 9.0 (3x) last, 9/9/11 vs. BOS LAST WIN: 4/19/17 vs. MIL (7-4) LAST SV: 7/23/17 vs. STL (5-3) Wade, named to the N.L. All-Star Team, has converted a single-season franchise record 20-straight save chances to begin his Cubs career has converted his last 26 since September of last year with Kansas City. Sunday, recorded his 20th save preserved the 5-3 win vs. the Cardinals (1 H, 1 SO). Recorded his 19th save Saturday vs. St. Louis pitched around two walks with two strikeouts for a scoreless ninth to save the 3-2 win. #32 BRIAN DUENSING LHP (0-0, 2.57 ERA, 0 SV, 3 Holds) CAREER: 42-37, 2 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.2, NYM MOST IP, CAREER: 9.0 (2x) last, 7/4/11 vs. TB LAST WIN: TOR (3-2) LAST SV: CWS (6-0) Brian has walked 10 and struck out 49 in 39 games (42.0 IP) in his last 33 contests since April 24, has pitched to a 1.47 ERA (6 ER/36.2 IP) and averaged 10.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (42 SO) has spun 10.0-straight shutout frames since June 22. Yesterday tossed a scoreless ninth inning vs. the White Sox (1 SO). July 14, recorded his third hold of the year, inducing a Chris Davis pop out to strand two inherited runners and maintain Chicago s 8-6 edge. #6 CARL EDWARDS JR. RHP (3-2, 2.75 ERA, 0 SV, 14 Holds) CAREER: 3-3, 2 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.0 2x, last 5/2 vs. PHI MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (4x) last, 5/2/17 vs. PHI LAST WIN: 7/7/17 vs. PIT (6-1) LAST SV: CIN (7-4) Carl has held opponents to a.131 average (17-for-130) and a.276 OBP has walked 25, struck out 57 in 39.1 innings has not allowed a run in 37 of 43 outings, and has not allowed a hit in 28 of 43 outings. Picked up his 14th hold Sunday night vs. St. Louis pitched around a leadoff walk to toss a scoreless eighth. Tagged with Friday s loss vs. the Cardinals allowed a hit and two walks to his three BF to start the eighth all came around to score. #52 JUSTIN GRIMM RHP (1-1, 5.40 ERA, 0 SV, 3 Holds) CAREER: 19-19, 3 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.2, 7/4 vs. TB MOST IP, CAREER: 7.2 6/14/13 vs. TOR LAST WIN: 4/18/17 vs. MIL (9-7) LAST SV: 8/8/15 vs. SF (8-6) Justin was recalled May 29 from Triple-A Iowa for his third stint with the team has held the opponent scoreless in 14 of his last 20 outings posted a 0.73 ERA (1 ER/12.1 IP), a 0.41 WHIP and a.051 batting average against (2-for-39) in 13 appearances in June. Has stranded eight of 19 inherited runners has walked 20 and struck out 42 in 34 outings struck out 34 in his last 31.1 IP since April 22. Stranded an inherited runner in yesterday s fifth inning, but allowed a solo homer to Adam Engel in the sixth and was tagged with the loss. #38 MIKE MONTGOMERY LHP (2-6, 3.83 ERA, 2 SV, 0 Holds) CAREER: 10-17, 2 SV MOST IP, 2017: 6.2, CIN MOST IP, CAREER: 9.0 (2x) last, SD LAST WIN: ATL (8-2) LAST SV: 6/5/17 vs. MIA (3-1) Mike returns to the bullpen after making eight starts in place of Kyle Hendricks from June 9-July 19 went 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA (23 ER/40.1 IP) in those eight starts has a 2.50 ERA (11 ER/39.2 IP) with two saves and a 0-3 record in 19 relief outings. Recorded the save June 5, tossing 3.1 shutout innings to preserve a 3-1 win vs. Miami. Had a stretch of 39.2-consecutive innings without a homer snapped May 28 when he allowed an Austin Barnes solo homer. #56 HECTOR RONDON RHP (2-1, 4.42 ERA, 0 SV, 8 Holds) CAREER: 16-13, 77 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.0, 6/8 vs. COL MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (18x) last, 6/8/17 vs. COL LAST WIN: 6/19/17 vs. SD (3-2) LAST SV: MIL (6-5) Hector has made 41 appearances, allowing 32 hits in 143 at-bats (.224) while walking 16 and striking out 48 posted a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP) in 13 games from June 18-July 19 prior to allowing four runs in 0.0 IP (4 BF) Friday vs. St. Louis was tagged with a blown save. Picked up his eighth hold of the season, spinning a scoreless seventh inning Sunday night vs. Cardinals (1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO). Struck out the side in Wednesday s perfect ninth inning in Atlanta. #46 PEDRO STROP RHP (3-2, 2.65 ERA, 0 SV, 13 Holds) CAREER: 18-22, 9 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.0, 5/7 vs. NYY MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (10x) last, 5/7/17 vs. NYY LAST WIN: 7/5/17 vs. TB (7-3) LAST SV: 9/19/15 vs. STL (5-4) Pedro has held opponents to a.199 batting average (27-for-136) has walked 16 and struck out 40 in 44 games (37.1 IP) is 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA (5 ER/25.1 IP) in his last 28 outings starting May 17, including a 0.61 ERA (1 ER/14.2 IP) in his last 16 contests. Yesterday vs. the White Sox, pitched a scoreless seventh inning (2 SO). Earned his 13th hold Friday, tossing a scoreless seventh inning (1 BB, 1 SO). His 97 holds are the most in Cubs franchise history, surpassing Carlos Marmol s 82 holds from #19 KOJI UEHARA RHP (3-4, 3.27 ERA, 2 SV, 13 Holds) CAREER: 22-26, 95 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.0 IP, 6/11 vs. COL MOST IP, CAREER: 7.0 BOS LAST WIN: BAL (9-8) LAST SV: 6/4/17 vs. MIA (7-6) Koji has pitched scoreless ball in 29 of his 37 outings has walked 10 and struck out 36 this season, holding opponents to a.224 batting average (28-for-125). Yesterday allowed a solo homer to Matt Davidson in the eighth inning struck out one. Earned his 13th hold July 17 with a perfect eighth inning in Atlanta CUBS HIGHS AND LOWS CUBS OPPONENTS 11 (2x), last NYM (14-3)... Largest Winning Margin... 11, 7/9 vs. PIT (13-4) 5, 4/18 vs. MIL (0-5, 9-7)... Largest Come Behind W... 4, 4/15 vs. PIT (0-4, 2-6, 8-7) 14 (2x), last NYM... Most Runs... 14, 7/9 vs. PIT 7, NYM (2nd)... Most Runs, Inn , 7/9 vs. PIT (1st) 17 (2x), last PIT... Most Hits (2x), last COL 6 (3x), last PIT (9th)... Most Hits, Inn.... 7, 7/9 vs. PIT (1st) 2 (5x), last WSH... Fewest Hits... 3 (5x), last 7/22 vs. STL 5, (2x), last BAL... Most Home Runs... 4 (2x), last LAD 2 (5x), last ATL (3rd)... Most Home Runs, Inn (5x), last 7/22 vs. STL (8th) 6 (3x), last PIT... Most Doubles... 5 (2x), last 7/21 vs. STL 2 (3x), last 5/22 vs. SF...Most Triples... 2, PIT 10, 5/21 vs. MIL... Most Extra-Base Hits... 7 (2x), last 5/22 vs. SF 10 (2x), last SD... Most BBs By Batters... 10, 5/19 vs. MIL 22, 5/7 vs. NYY... Most Ks By Pitchers...26, 5/7 vs. NYY 3, ATL... Most Stolen Bases... 7, WSH 3 (3x), last 5/6 vs. NYY... Most Double Plays Turned... 4 (2x), last 6/19 vs. SD 3 (3x), 7/7 vs. PIT...Most Errors Committed... 4, BOS 18, 5/7 vs. NYY... Most Left On Base (2x), last 5/4 vs. PHI Longest Winning Streak: 6 games...7/14-19 Longest Losing Streak: 6 games...5/26-31 Most Runs, Both Clubs: 20 (Cubs 12, Reds 8)... CIN Most Hits, Both Clubs: 28, 2x last (Cubs 15, Brewers 13)... 5/21 vs. MIL Most Home Runs, Both Clubs: 7, 4x last (Cubs 5, Orioles 2)... BAL Most Strikeouts By Pitchers, Both Clubs: 48* (Cubs 22, Yankees 26)... 5/7 vs. NYY Most Left On Base, Both Clubs: 29 (Cubs 18, Yankees 11)... 5/7 vs. NYY Fewest Left On Base, Both Clubs: 2 (Cubs 1, Giants 1)... 5/23 vs. SF Consecutive Games With a Home Run: /2-8 Consecutive Games Without a Home Run: 3...6/23-25 Consecutive Errorless Games: /31-6/5 Consecutive Games With An Error: /6-13 Shortest Game, Time: 2: /23 vs. SF Longest Game, Time: 6: /7 vs. NYY (18 innings) Most Innings: /7 vs. NYY Largest Wrigley Field Crowd: 42,186; 7/21 vs. STL Largest Road Crowd: 48,322; LAD Series Sweeps: 4 (3 G, 5/16-18 vs. CIN, 6/2-6/4 vs. STL, BAL, ATL) *Major League Single-Game Record BATTING HIGHLIGHTS Longest Hitting Streak: 14 games, Rizzo... 6/6-20 Most Runs Scored: 4, Bryant... 5/21 vs. MIL Most Hits: 4 (9x), last Jay... 7/24 vs. CWS Most Total Bases: 12, Bryant... 7/7 vs. PIT Most Extra-Base Hits: 3 (3x), last Bryant... 7/7/ vs. PIT Most Doubles: 2 (14x), last Russell... ATL Most Triples: 1 (18x), last Heyward... 7/22 vs. STL Most RBI: 5, Báez... 5/18 vs. CIN Most Stolen Bases: 1 (31x), last Contreras, Bryant, Lester... ATL Most Walks: 3 (9x), last Almora... WSH Most Strikeouts: 4 (4x), last Happ... NYM 2-Hit Innings: N/A... N/A PITCHING HIGHLIGHTS Longest Winning Streak: 3 (2x), Arrieta & Lackey... 4/4-22 & 4/29-5/16 Longest Losing Streak: 4, Lackey... 5/22-6/12 Complete Game Shutouts: N/A... N/A 9.0-Inning Complete Games: 1, Lester... 5/23 vs. SF Low-Hit Complete Game: 4, Lester... 5/23 vs. SF Longest Outing, Reliever: 4.1, Floro... COL Most Strikeouts, Starter: 12, Quintana... BAL Reliever: 5, Floro... COL Consecutive Strikeouts: 5, Arrieta and Lester... MIL & STL Consecutive Scoreless Innings, Starter: 13.1, Hendricks... 4/30-5/10 Reliever: 18.0, Montgomery... 4/17-5/13 Consecutive Save Opportunities Converted: 20, Davis... 4/4-current Consecutive Batters Retired: 17, Lester... 7/22 vs. STL Most Runs Allowed: 10, Lester... 7/9 vs. PIT Most Hits Allowed: 10 (2x), last Arrieta... BOS Most Homers Allowed: 3, Lackey... 4/17 vs. MIL, NYM & WSH Most Walks Issued: 6 (2x), last Arrieta... WSH Longest No-Hit Stretch, Start of Game: 5.2 IP, Lester... 7/22 vs. STL MISCELLANEOUS INFO Come-From-Behind Wins: 27 High-Water Mark: 5 games (51-46) Losses after Leading: 24 Low-Water Mark: 2 games (25-27, 43-45) Games Won in Last At-Bat: 9 No. of Times at.500 Mark: 21 (1-1, 2-2, 6-6, 7-7, 16-16, 17-17, 18-18, 19-19, 25-25, 27-27, 30-30, 31-31, 32-32, 33-33, 34-34, 39-39, 40-40, 41-41, 42-42, 43-43, 45-45) Walkoff Wins: 3 (4/10 vs. LAD, 4/19 vs. MIL, 5/4 vs. PHI)