1 CUBS VS. CARDINALS The Cubs and Cardinals play 19 games, spanning six series, this season this is St. Louis second visit to Wrigley as the teams split a rain-shortened two-game series at Wrigley to open the season since then, the Cubs have dropped six of seven at Busch Stadium the Cubs are aiming for their first season series win vs. the Cardinals since 2010 (9-6) Overall: At Wrigley Field: At Busch Stadium: Overall: At Wrigley Field: At Busch Stadium: All-Time Since 1892:...1,191-1,144 At Wrigley Field: At Busch Stadium (since 2006): UPCOMING MILESTONES Milestone:... Player (No. Needed) 800 Hits... Dexter Fowler (4) 358 GP w/cubs*... James Russell (11) *To tie Rick Reuschel for 10th on the club s all-time appearances list CUBS CURRENTLY ON DISABLED LIST (6) Player Date Date Games (Injury) On Elig. Missed INF Tommy La Stella 4/9 4/24 75 (right rib cage inflammation) 60-Day INF Mike Olt 4/15 4/30 73 (hairline fracture in his right wrist) 60-Day C David Ross 7/2 7/9 3 (mild concussion) 7-day LHP Zac Rosscup 6/17 7/2 18 (left shoulder inflammation) 15-day RHP Jacob Turner 3/27 4/11 80 (right shoulder inflammation) 60-Day LHP Tsuyoshi Wada 6/23 7/8 12 (left deltoid inflammation) 15-Day MOST HITS, MLB ROOKIES 1. Billy Burns, OAK Kris Bryant, CHI Yasmany Tomas, ARI Matt Duffy, SF MOST HOME RUNS IN N.L. SINCE Giancarlo Stanton Paul Goldschmidt Todd Frazier Anthony Rizzo Justin Upton MOST HITS BY SHORTSTOPS, SINCE Starlin Castro Elvis Andrus Alexei Ramirez MOST STRIKEOUTS BY PITCHING STAFF, NL 1. Los Angeles Dodgers San Diego Padres Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals RECENT CUBS ALL-STARS 2015: Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo 2014: Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and Jeff Samardzija 2013: Travis Wood 2012: Starlin Castro, Bryan LaHair 2011: Starlin Castro St. Louis Cardinals (54-28) vs. Chicago Cubs (44-37) Information 2015 Chicago Cubs Media Relations Office July 7, 2015 Wrigley Field Game Nos. 82 & 83 Home Game Nos. 40 & 41 Game 1 (12:20 p.m. CT) - LHP Tyler Lyons (2-0, 5.09) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (8-5, 2.80) Game 2 (7:05 p.m. CT) - LHP Tim Cooney (0-0, 5.40) vs. RHP Dallas Beeler (Season Debut) IN THE WORDS OF ERNIE BANKS : The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals today play two in a split doubleheader the first game is a make-up of April 7 s washout the Cubs last night dropped a 6-0 game that included a one hour, 16 minute rain delay following the top of the eighth Jon Lester had a no-hit effort through 6.1 innings and eventually allowed two unearned runs in 7.0 innings. These are the fifth and sixth games of a 10-game homestand that leads Chicago into the All-Star break after going 2-1 vs. the Marlins, the Cubs now play four games in three days against the Cardinals following a day off Thursday, Chicago plays a three-game set vs. the White Sox to close out the first half. Chicago has plated three or more runs in just two of their last 13 games dating to June 23 (26 runs total) the Cubs scored six runs Thursday in New York against the Mets and plated seven runs Saturday vs. the Marlins. DOUBLE DIPS: Today marks Chicago s first twinbill since splitting two games at Busch Stadium against the Cardinals, August 30 of last season its Chicago s first at home since June 28 of last year vs. Washington, both Cubs setbacks. The Cubs have played 1,815 doubleheaders all-time, posting a 1,795-1, record in 3,630 games Chicago has swept 455 twinbills, been swept 440 times, split 867 and had 53 end with at least one tie game thanks to Ed Hartig for his research assistance. HEY NOW, YOU RE AN All-STAR!: The Cubs will be represented at next week s MLB All-Star Game by rookie third baseman Kris Bryant (named to the team by manager Bruce Bochy) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo (named via the player vote). Bryant is the first rookie third baseman to represent the Cubs at the All-Star Game and the first overall since catcher Geovany Soto and outfielder Kosuke Fukudome did so in Rizzo becomes only the second first baseman in franchise history to earn All- Star honors in consecutive seasons and the first in nearly 70 years, joining Phil Cavarretta from WHAT IS THIS LEFTY YOU SPEAK OF?: The Cubs have faced just four left-handed starting pitchers in the team s last 46 games, spanning nearly two months, since May 16 Chicago will face two southpaw starting pitchers today, and will potentially face lefties in five of their final six games heading into the break. Chicago s hitters have had 537 plate appearances against left-handed pitching, by far the fewest in the majors this season Pittsburgh has the second-fewest at 606 plate appearances while Cleveland has had the most (1,202). ARMED AND READY: Cubs pitching has recorded a 1.25 ERA (9 ER/65.0 IP) in the team s last seven games, walking 13, striking out 65 and holding the opposition to a.177 batting average (41-for-232) starters have a 0.92 ERA (5 ER/48.2 IP) while relievers have a 2.20 ERA (4 ER/16.1 IP). Cubs starters have held the opponent to two or fewer runs in 12 of the team s last 16 games since June 20 in the other four games, the starters have allowed exactly four runs each game. CUBS RECORD 2015 Overall: At Wrigley Field: On the Road: April: May: June: July All-Time Since 1876:... 10,555-10,102 At Wrigley Field (since 1916):...4,135-3,671 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: The Cubs bullpen had spun 22.1 consecutive scoreless innings dating to the sixth inning, June 27 in St. Louis, before the Cardinals last evening played four runs in the ninth. THIS IS ON THE RECORD: The Cubs on Sunday recorded their 44th victory in their 80th game of the season last year, the Cubs did not record their 44th win until July 29 in their 105th game of the season. Overall, the Cubs record through 81 games puts the club on pace for 88 wins this season this marks the club s best record through 81 games since starting off in 2008 last season the club was through 81 games, with the 2015 season representing a nine-game improvement year-over-year. The Cubs are in their last 51 contests, 32 of which have been against teams above.500 Chicago is in the 32 games against the above.500 clubs and 10-9 against the sub.500 teams. DAY BY DAY BY DAY: Chris Coghlan owns Major League Baseball s longest current consecutive games played streak, which stands at 145 games dating to July 23 of last season Kansas City s Kendrys Morales is second at 116 the closest player in the N.L. is New York s Curtis Granderson at 106 games. WHOA, WE RE HALFWAY THERE!: The Cubs have reached the halfway point of the 162-game regular season schedule, having played 81 games thus far here s a look at their season numbers compared to the first 81 games of 2014: Season AVG AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SLG OBP ERA IP ER BB SO OPP AVG 2015 (81 G) (81 G) RIGHT AT HOME: Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has reached base safely in 24 of his last 25 home games dating to May 11, hitting safely in 22 of those contests he s batted.376 (32-for-85) at the Friendly Confines during this stretch, including a.476 OBP and a.788 slugging mark, good for a OPS. Thanks to six RBI Saturday night Bryant now has 49 RBI on the season that s the second-most for any Cubs rookie prior to the All- Star break, usurped by only Geovany Soto, who collected 56 RBI in the 2008 season s first half. YOU DOWN WITH OPS?: Anthony Rizzo ranks fourth in the N.L. with a.942 OPS, trailing only Bryce Harper, Paul Goldschmidt and Giancarlo Stanton Rizzo is third in the N.L. with a.403 on-base percentage and is sixth with a.539 slugging percentage. CLOSE COUNTS IN HORSESHOES AND CUBS GAMES: The Cubs have seen 33 of their first 81 games decided by one run this season the Cubs are in one-run games, with their 19 wins and 33 games both representing the most in the majors conversely, the Cubs have played only seven games decided by two runs, including Sunday s 2-0 victory vs. Miami. ON THE DOUBLE: Anthony Rizzo is tied for the National League lead with 24 doubles this season (with Todd Frazier) overall, Anthony s 41 extra-base hits rank fourth in the N.L. A MIGHTIER PEN: The Cubs bullpen has collectively posted a 1.78 ERA (25 ER/126.1 IP) and a.193 batting average against in the last six-plus weeks starting May 23 the 1.78 bullpen ERA and the bullpen s.193 average are best in the majors the bullpen s 10 wins in this span are tied for the most in the majors with the Dodgers. UPCOMING SERIES INFORMATION Date Opp. Time (CT) TV Radio Probable Pitchers Tue., July 7 1 vs. STL 12:20 p.m. WGN WBBM RHP Jake Arrieta (8-5, 2.80) vs. LHP Tyler Lyons (2-0, 5.09) Tue., July 7 2 vs. STL 7:05 p.m. CSN WBBM RHP Dallas Beeler (Season Debut) vs. LHP Tim Cooney (0-0, 5.40) Wed., July 8 vs. STL 7:05 p.m. CSN WBBM RHP Jason Hammel (5-4, 2.89) vs. RHP Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.66)
2 Today s Game 1 Starter #49 RHP Jake Arrieta (8-5, 2.80) JULY 7, 2015 PAGE 2 W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2014 Tennessee-AA# Daytona-A# CUBS CUBS MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS CUBS TOTALS Last Time Out Jake collected his eighth win of the season last Thursday at the Mets third start this season of at least 8.0 innings has allowed two earned runs in his last three starts combined (24.0 IP/0.75 ERA). Date Opp. Dec. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left W W, Season Jake today makes his 17th start of the season and just his second at home since the start of June has gone 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA (2 ER/24.0 IP) in his last three starts, striking out 21 batters and walking two has allowed one or zero runs while pitching at least 7.0 innings in three-straight starts for the first time in his career the Cubs have scored zero runs with Jake in the game in each of his five losses. Has held opponents to a.222 average (86-for-388). Has a 3.35 ERA (17 ER/45.2 IP) in seven home starts compared to a 2.39 ERA (16 ER/60.1 IP) in nine road outings Lefties are hitting.211 (34-for-161) off Jake, while righties are hitting.229 (52-for- 227) opponents are batting.131 (29-for-222) with two strikes. Has limited opponents to a.156 average (7-for-45) in the seventh inning and later. Has surpassed the 100-pitch mark in 10 of his 16 starts. Tossed 7.0-shutout frames in his season debut April 8 vs. St. Louis, the ninth time in his career he has shut out the opponent in at least 7.0 innings. Collected back-to-back wins April at Pittsburgh and at Cincinnati, allowing three earned runs in 13.0 innings also earned back-to-back road wins June 4-10 at Washington and Detroit, fanning 16 batters in that stretch. Finished April with a 2.03 ERA (6 ER/26.2 IP), his best ERA in the opening month led all Cubs starters in April in ERA, wins (3) and innings pitched (26.2). Recorded his fifth-career double-digit strikeout game May 12 vs. New York (N.L.), fanning 10 batters, as the Cubs won, 6-1 faced the minimum through 7.0 innings thanks to two double plays. May 17 vs. Pittsburgh, became the first Cubs pitcher since Jeff Samardzija in May, 2013 to take a loss despite allowing one or no runs in at least 7.0 innings of work. Ranked fifth in the N.L. in strikeouts in the month of May with 42. June 21 at Minnesota, became the first Cubs pitcher to shut out an opponent on four or fewer hits while striking out at least seven and walking none on the road since Rick Sutcliffe turned the trick at Shea Stadium against the Mets, September 8, 1984, according to Elias. Led the team in ERA in June, going 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA (9 ER/33.0 IP) in five starts. Career vs. St. Louis Jake today faces St. Louis for the fourth time this season and the ninth time in his career has the lowest ERA (1.48) among active pitchers with at least eight starts against the Cardinals has held fellow TCU alum Matt Carpenter hitless in 16 at-bats is 3-0 with a 0.56 ERA (2 ER/32.1 IP) in five starts against St. Louis at Wrigley Field. W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO Career vs. Cardinals Batters (AVG-AB-H-HR-RBI): Bourjos ( ) Grichuk ( ) Peralta ( ) Carpenter ( ) Heyward ( ) Reynolds ( ) Garcia ( ) Molina ( ) Wong ( ) Career Notes Jake today makes his 51st start with the Cubs is in his second full season with the Cubs after a breakout 2014 campaign in which he went 10-5 with a 2.53 ERA (44 ER/156.2 IP) in 25 starts for Chicago. Has appeared in 119 career games (113 starts) in six big league seasons with Baltimore ( ) and the Cubs ( ). Has posted a 2.41 ERA (43 ER/160.1 IP) in 25 starts at Wrigley Field the 2.41 ERA is the 10th-lowest for any pitcher with at least career innings at the Friendly Confines since the franchise moved into the digs in Has struck out 591 hitters compared to 247 walks in career innings, an average of 7.91 strikeouts per nine innings. Has reached the innings pitched mark in five of his first six big league seasons, having passed the mark this year on July Season Jake tied his career-high with 10 wins, including a 6-1 mark in 12 starts at Wrigley Field his 1.46 ERA (13 ER/80.0 IP) in home games was the lowest in the majors for any starter with at least 12 outings, and the lowest mark by a Cubs starter (min. 12 starts) since Mike Morgan in 1992 (1.38 ERA). Recorded 10-straight quality starts, June 8-July 31, becoming the first Cub to do so since Frank Castillo had 11-straight quality starts in Became the first Cub since 1950 to carry three no-hit bids into the seventh inning in a single season, including in back-to-back starts on June 24 vs. Cincinnati and June 30 at Boston Game-by-Game Starts No. Date Opp. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left Notes 1. 4/8 STL W, Third-straight start allowing zero earned runs dating to /14 CIN L, , 1 on Dealt his first loss of the season 3. W, Retired 16-straight batters from 1st to 6th innings 4. W, Retired the first 11 batters allowed his first home run APRIL: 3-1, 2.03 ERA (4 GS) /2 MIL L, Tossed a season-low 5.0 innings 6. L, , 2 on Allowed season-highs in runs and hits 7. 5/12 NYM W, Faced minimum through 7.0 IP 8. 5/17 PIT L, First-career loss when allowing one or zero runs 9. ND, 9-6 W Career-high three unearned runs allowed 10. 5/29 KC ND, 8-4 L Allowed a career-high tying three home runs (all solo shots) MAY: 1-3, 3.99 ERA (6 GS) W, Third-career start of eight-plus strikeouts and zero walks. 12. W, Earned second consecutive win on the road 13. 6/16 CLE L, Tied a career-high with six walks allowed 14. W, Tossed second-career complete game shutout 15. ND, 3-2 L (10) Did not allow a run over his final five innings; left with lead JUNE: 3-1, 2.45 ERA (5 GS) W, Third start of at least 8.0 innings At the Plate AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB SO SB CS Career LAST HIT: 6/26/15 at St. Louis (single off John Lackey) at-bats since then - 4 HOME RUNS: N/A MOST HITS: 1 last, 6/26/15 at St. Louis MOST RBI: 2 9/24/14 vs. St. Louis Last Time and Career Highs and Lows Last Win: NYM, 6-1 (8.0,5,1,1,0,7) Last Loss: 6/16/15 vs. CLE, 6-0 (5.0,3,4,4,6,6) Last CG: MIN, 8-0 (9.0,4,0,0,0,7) Last SHO: MIN, 8-0 (9.0,4,0,0,0,7) Low-Hit Complete Game: 1 9/16/14 vs. CIN Most Strikeouts: 13 9/16/14 vs. CIN also has one 11-K game and three 10-K games Most Hits Allowed: 13 COL Most Runs Allowed: 9 (2x) last, COL Longest Winning Streak: 4 games (2x) last, 6/13-30/14 Longest Losing Streak: 6 games 5/8-6/8/12
3 Tonight s Game 2 Starter #32 RHP Dallas Beeler (Season Debut) JULY 7, 2015 PAGE 2 W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2014 Iowa-AAA CUBS Iowa-AAA MINOR LEAGUE TOTALS Last Time Out Dallas allowed four runs (two earned) in 6.2 innings last Tuesday against Round Rock threw a season-high 95 pitches in Iowa s 6-4 setback. Date Opp. Dec. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left 6/30 RR ND L, , 1 on 2015 Season Dallas has posted a 1.78 ERA (5 ER/25.1 IP) with 26 strikeouts and just two walks in his last five starts at Iowa since June 8 has tossed quality starts in his last two outings, including a season-high 6.2 innings pitched in his last start, June 30 vs. Round Rock. Started the season on the 15 day D.L. with right shoulder inflammation reinstated May 18 after five rehab starts with Iowa (April 25-May 17) and optioned to Iowa. Went 1-5 with a 9.82 ERA (36 ER/33.0 IP) in his first eight starts of the season, including the five rehab starts. Has walked one or zero batters in each of his last five starts after walking two or more batters in each of his first eight outings. Went 0-1 with a 2.67 ERA (9 ER/30.1 IP) in six June starts. Collected his only win of the campaign, May 23 vs. Tacoma tossed 6.0 innings, allowing just one unearned run in the Cubs 13-7 triumph. Tossed 6.0-scoreless innings, June 8 vs. Memphis, allowing just one hit, no walks and fanning six batters in Iowa s 2-1 victory. Career vs. St. Louis Dallas will be making his first career appearance against the Cardinals. vs. Cardinals Batters (AVG-AB-H-HR-RBI): Has yet to face any Cardinals batters in the majors. Career Notes Dallas tonight makes his first start of the season for the Cubs is in his sixth pro season with the Cubs organization and made his major league debut last year, making two starts. Owns a career minor league record with two complete games and a 3.90 ERA (211 ER/486.2 IP) in 99 games (91 starts). Has struck out 324 batters compared to 137 walks in innings of work in the minors. Was selected by the Cubs in the 41st round of the 2010 Draft out of Oral Roberts University Season Made two spot starts with the Cubs after having never pitched above Double-A prior to the year... spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Iowa, going 9-6 with a complete game and a 3.40 ERA (47 ER/124.1 IP) in 20 starts. At Iowa, righties were just 49-for-235 (.209) against him compared to a.283 mark (63-for-223) against lefties. Made his major league debut, June 28 vs. Washington (game one) allowed an unearned run on four hits while fanning six in 6.0 innings of work also started July 9 at Cincinnati pitching lines from his two major league outings below: Date Opp. Dec. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left 6/28 (G1) WAS L L, L L, Game-by-Game Starts No. Date Opp. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left Notes Triple-A Starts (Iowa) ND, 9-8 L /1 OKC L, L, /11 COL ND, 13-7 L L, /23 TAC W, L, L, /8 MEM ND, 2-1 W /14 COL ND, 8-7 (10) W ND, 1-0 L /25 OMA ND, 3-2 (10) W /30 RR ND, 6-4 L At the Plate AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB SO SB CS Career LAST HIT: 6/28/14 (G1) vs. WAS (single off Gio Gonzalez) at-bats since then - 3 Last Time and Career Highs and Lows Last Win: N/A Last Loss: CIN, 4-1 (5.0,6,4,4,4,0) Most Strikeouts: 6 6/28/14 (G1) vs. WAS Most Hits Allowed: 6 CIN Most Runs Allowed: 4 CIN Most Walks Allowed: 3 CIN Longest Start: 6.0 IP 6/28/14 (G1) vs. WAS Wednesday s Starter vs. St. Louis RHP Jason Hammel (5-4, 2.89) Jason tomorrow makes his 17th start of the season and eighth at home has produced quality starts in nine of his last 13 outings, going 4-3 with a 2.43 ERA (23 ER/85.1 IP) during the stretch last time out against Miami, allowed just two solo home runs in 7.0 innings, but took the loss in the Cubs 2-1 setback. Jason has made five career starts against St. Louis, going 1-3 with a 6.57 ERA (18 ER/24.2 IP) faced the Cardinals June 28 at Busch Stadium, allowing four runs in 4.0 innings in the Cubs 4-1 loss the game was delayed for 1 hour, 43 minutes due to rain in the middle of the second inning. Has posted a 2.25 ERA (12 ER/48.0 IP) in seven home starts compared to a 3.46 ERA (21 ER/54.2 IP) in nine road starts. Has held righties to a.196 average (42-for-214), while lefties have batted at a.233 clip (38-for-163) has walked 18 batters and struck out 104 in innings. Has a 13-9 record with a 2.94 ERA (69 ER/211.1 IP) in 33 starts with the Cubs in the last two seasons.
4 #29 MIKE BAXTER-INF/OF (.250, 0 HR, 2 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-3), HBP Current Streak: Hitless last 2 games (0-3) Multi-Hit Games (3): 2-hit (2), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 0; GW RBI- 0; 2-Out RBI- 1 Last HR: 9/20/12 vs. PHI (Tyler Cloyd) Career Bests: H- 3 (2x), last STL; RBI- 2 (4x), last PHI; R- 3, last DET Matched his career high with three hits June 26, going 3-for-5 with an RBI in St. Louis has appeared in 32 games, making 10 starts (8 in right field, 1 at 1B, 1 as DH) has hits in six of his 10 starts and the team is 7-3 in those games hit.324 (12-for-37) with a.405 OBP in 19 games in June scored a career-high three runs June 10 at Detroit, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a double. Was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on June 3 for Jorge Soler (injured) a day after being optioned was first selected from Triple-A Iowa May 19. Batted.290 (29-for-100) with four doubles, eight RBI and a.377 OBP in 34 games with Iowa played 27 games at first base and eight in left for Iowa. #17 KRIS BRYANT-INF (.278, 12 HR, 49 RBI) Homestand:.357 (5-14), 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 6 RBI, 2 BB, SB Current Streak: 7 Games (8-25) Multi-Hit Games (16): 2-hit (12), 3-hit (4), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 13; GW RBI- 7; 2-Out RBI- 22 Last HR: 7/4/15 vs. MIA (Jarred Cosart) Career Bests: H- 3 (4x), last 6/13/15 vs. CIN; RBI- 6, 7/4/15 vs. MIA; R- 3, 6/13/15 vs. CIN Kris on Saturday collected his second multi-homer game (also, June 22 vs. Dodgers), second grand slam and first six RBI game first Cubs rookie with two grand slams since Billy Williams in 1961 leads the team with 49 RBI and 42 walks leads N.L. rookies with 74 hits, 49 RBI and a.381 OBP ranks in the top five among league rookies in average (.278), runs scored (44), doubles (14), home runs (12), total bases (128), slugging (.481) and walks (42) was named National League Rookie of the Month for May. His six RBI July 4 were the most by a Cubs rookie since Anthony Rizzo, September 16, 2012 vs. Pittsburgh also joins Rizzo as the only cubs with six RBI in a game this season. Batting.330 (38-for-115) with nine homers in 34 home games compared to.240 (36-for-150) with three homers in 38 road contests. First Cubs rookie to record two hitting streaks of 12 or more games in the same season since Freddie Maguire in 1928 (STATS Inc.) had a 14-game streak (.351/20-for-57) from June 3-18 and a 12-game streak (.349/15-for-43) from May #13 STARLIN CASTRO-INF (.254, 5 HR, 36 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-11), BB Current Streak: Hitless last 4 games (0-11) Multi-Hit Games (21): 2-hit (15), 3-hit (6), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 13; GW RBI- 9; 2-Out RBI- 7 Last HR: 6/12/15 vs. CIN (Johnny Cueto) Career Bests: H- 4 (10x), last COL; RBI- 6, CIN; R- 4, CIN Batted leadoff Thursday for the first time this season, going 2-for-5 with a run scored ranks fifth in the majors with 36 RBI as a shortstop is batting.277 (13-for-47) against lefties and.250 (68-for-272) against righties collected his sixth three-hit game of the season June 21 June 20 in Minnesota, delivered a game-winning two-run single in the 10th inning. Legged out an RBI, game-winning infield single Wednesday night in the 11th to break a scoreless tie. June 14 vs. the Reds, recorded a walk-off RBI for the second-consecutive night, the third time this season and the sixth time in his career tied his season-high with three hits. Connected on a two-run homer June 12, his first at Wrigley Field since June 20, 2014 recorded his 900th career hit June 2 at Miami, becoming the youngest Cub player ever to reach the mark. #8 CHRIS COGHLAN-OF (.251, 8 HR, 19 RBI) Homestand:.167 (2-12), 2 R, RBI, 2 BB Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-3) Multi-Hit Games (13): 2-hit (11), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 3; GW RBI- 2; 2-Out RBI- 6 Last HR: DET (Shane Greene) Career Bests: H- 4 (9x), last 9/20/14 vs. LAD; RBI- 3 (13x), last CIN; R- 4, TB Has drawn 13 walks in his last 12 games since June 24, the most in the majors during that span leads the team in average (.313), OBP (.452), doubles (8) and walks (19) since June 7 has appeared in all 81 games (most on the team), making 66 starts in left field third in the N.L. with seven outfield assists (Blackmon/Kemp, 8) tied for fourth on the team with eight home runs, all coming against righties has seven stolen bases and has been caught once. Is batting.356 (16-for-45) with six RBI in close and late situations, including a RBI single yesterday. May 19 recorded his fourth career multi-homer game, going 2-for-4 with solo shots in the third and ninth innings previous multi-homer effort was Sept. 20 of last season vs. the Dodgers. #15 CHRIS DENORFIA-OF (.323, 1 HR, 8 RBI) Homestand:.333 (3-9), 2B, 2 R Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-1) Multi-Hit Games (7): 2-hit (6), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 1; GW RBI- 1; 2-Out RBI- 2 Last HR: CLE (Ryan Webb) Career Bests: H- 4 (6x), last 9/10/12 vs. STL; RBI- 4, CLE; R- 3 (9x), last TEX Chris has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games, going 11-for-32 (.344) with three doubles during the span is 7-for-14 (.500) as a pinch-hitter this season hit a sacrifice fly RBI in the 10th inning June 23 vs. the Dodgers, his fourth-career walkoff RBI hit a three-run homer June 17 at Cleveland and finished with a career-high four RBI is 22-for-75 (.293) in 26 games since returning from his second D.L. stint. Began the season on the disabled list, making his first appearance with the Cubs on April 18 had a second stint on the D.L. from May 5-June 7. #24 DEXTER FOWLER-OF (.230, 8 HR, 23 RBI) Homestand:.154 (2-13), 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB Current Streak: 1 Game (1-2) Multi-Hit Games (18): 2-hit (16), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 4; GW RBI- 2; 2-Out RBI- 6 Last HR: MIN (Michael Tonkin) Career Bests: H- 4 (4x), last 6/9/13 vs. SD; RBI- 4 (4x),last MIN; R- 3 (12x), last 5/14/15 vs. NYM Dexter hit his second career grand slam June 21 vs. Minnesota in the eighth inning is 13-for-78 (.167) in his last 22 games following a seven-game hitting streak (11-for-30) the Cubs are when he hits leadoff, when he scores a run and 10-1 when he scores at least two runs leads the team and is fifth in the N.L. with 51 runs is second on the team with 11 stolen bases. May 26 vs. Washington, hit his second leadoff homer of the season and 11th of his career. Has batted.340 (16-for-47) off lefties and.210 (54-for-257) off righties. #19 JONATHAN HERRERA INF (.230, 1 HR, 10 RBI) Homestand:.250 (1-4) Current Streak: 3 Games (3-10) Multi-Hit Games (1): 2-hit (1), 3-hit (0), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 3; GW RBI- 1; 2-Out RBI- 5 Last HR: NYM (Jacob degrom) Career Bests: H- 4, 6/19/10 vs. MIL; RBI- 3 (4x), last NYM; R- 3 (2x), last 5/4/12 vs. ATL Jonathan made three-consecutive starts, July 1-3, hitting safely in each game tied a career-high Thursday with three RBI, including a two-run homer, his first longball since July 7, 2013 at Arizona has started 18 games this season (12 2B, 6 3B) scored the game-winning run May 26 vs. Washington. Recorded the game-winning RBI April 24 off the bench with an 11th inning single, snapping the 3-3 tie in Cincinnati. #47 MIGUEL MONTERO-C (.231, 10 HR, 29 RBI) Homestand:.063 (1-16), RBI Current Streak: Hitless last 3 games (0-12) Multi-Hit Games (11): 2-hit (9), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 8; GW RBI- 2; 2-Out RBI- 13 Last HR: NYM (Alex Torres) Career Bests: H- 4 (3x), last LAD; RBI- 6, COL; R- 3 (7x), last COL Miguel had RBI in three-straight games July 1-3 for the first time this season went 2-for-5 with a tworun homer Thursday has gone 18-for-76 (.237) with four homers and 12 RBI in his last 22 games. Led the N.L. in pitches per plate appearance in June (4.53). Hit his 100th career homer April 26 in Cincinnati, a solo shot in the second hit two homers on April 18 vs. San Diego first two-homer game since August 14, 2010 at Washington (fifth career). July 7, 2015 Page 3 CUBS VS. CARDINALS LHP TYLER LYONS (GAME 1) Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Chris Coghlan Chris Denorfia Dexter Fowler Jonathan Herrera Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Jorge Soler CUBS VS. CARDINALS LHP TIM COONEY (GAME 2) No Cubs batter has faced Tim Cooney in the majors. CUBS AT WRIGLEY FIELD Mike Baxter Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Chris Coghlan Chris Denorfia Dexter Fowler Jonathan Herrera Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Jorge Soler Taylor Teagarden CUBS WITH BASES LOADED, 2015 Mike Baxter Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Chris Coghlan Chris Denorfia Dexter Fowler Jonathan Herrera Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Jorge Soler Taylor Teagarden CUBS WITH BASES LOADED, CAREER Mike Baxter Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Chris Coghlan Chris Denorfia Dexter Fowler Jonathan Herrera Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Jorge Soler Taylor Teagarden CUBS PINCH-HITTING, 2015 Mike Baxter Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Chris Coghlan Chris Denorfia Dexter Fowler Jonathan Herrera Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Jorge Soler Taylor Teagarden CUBS PINCH-HITTING, CAREER Mike Baxter Kris Bryant Starlin Castro Chris Coghlan Chris Denorfia Dexter Fowler Jonathan Herrera Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Jorge Soler Taylor Teagarden
5 #44 ANTHONY RIZZO INF (.292, 15 HR, 45 RBI) Homestand:.111 (1-9), BB, 2 HBP Current Streak: 1 Game (1-4) Multi-Hit Games (26): 2-hit (22), 3-hit (4), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 7; GW RBI- 6; 2-Out RBI- 14 Last HR: MIN (Kyle Gibson) Career Bests: H- 4 (3x), last 4/9/14 vs. PIT; RBI- 6 (2x) last, ARI; R- 4, 6/23/13 vs. HOU Had his first off day of the season Sunday ranks seventh in the majors with a.942 OPS and is tied for the N.L. lead with 24 doubles is sixth in the majors with a.403 OBP had a career-best 12-game hitting streak from May 25-June 7 (.386/17-for-44) has reached base safely in 62 of his last 69 games leads the league with 17 HBP, tying the franchise record for most HBP in a season since 1900, set by Marlon Byrd in 2010 and Frank Chance in Leads the team in hits (86), doubles (24), total bases (159) and home runs (15) has stolen 12 bases this season (tops on the team), surpassing his career high of six (2013). Has two multi-homer games this season: June 5 at Washington and June 19 at Minnesota. Tied his career mark with six RBI May 23 in Arizona (also done September 16, 2012 vs. Pittsburgh). #22 ADDISON RUSSELL-INF (.226, 5 HR, 21 RBI) Homestand:.083 (1-12), BB, R Current Streak: Hitless last 3 games (0-8) Multi-Hit Games (10): 2-hit (9), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 5; GW RBI- 4; 2-Out RBI- 15 Last HR: CLE (Shaun Marcum) Career Bests: H- 3, 5/26/15 vs. WSH; RBI- 3 (2x), last CLE; R- 2 (2x), last CLE Addison has seen 15 of his 21 RBI come with two outs, second on the team (Bryant, 22) has 15 doubles, second-most among N.L. rookies and second-most on the Cubs (Rizzo has 24) 20 of his 52 hits have gone for extra bases batting.255 (26-for-102) at home and.205 (26-for-127) on the road. Was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI and two runs scored June 17 in Cleveland. Reached safely in 16-straight games, April 26-May 13, a stretch that started with a career-best 12- game hitting streak from April 26-May 9 (.326/14-for-43) was the longest hitting streak by a Cubs rookie since Mike Fontenot s 12-gamer in 2007 also had an eight-game hitting streak (.345/10- for-29) from June #68 JORGE SOLER-OF (.267, 4 HR, 19 RBI) Homestand:.333 (2-6, 2B) Current Streak: 1 Game (2-3) Multi-Hit Games (16): 2-hit (14), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (1) GA RBI- 3; GW RBI- 1; 2-Out RBI- 6 Last HR: 5/29/15 vs. KC (Edinson Volquez) Career Bests: H- 4, PIT; RBI- 4, 4/13/15 vs. CIN; R- 3, 4/13/15 vs. CIN Jorge was activated from the D.L. Sunday following a rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa went 2-for-13 in four rehab games was placed on the disabled list June 3 with a left ankle sprain batted.288 (30-for- 104) with eight doubles, two homers, nine RBI and seven walks in 28 games in May batting.262 (44-for- 168) with four homers and 15 RBI off righties and.296 (8-for-27) with four RBI against lefties. Collected his second-career multi-homer game April 13 vs. Cincinnati and set single-game career highs in RBI (4) and runs scored (3) is the second Cub since 1914 with two multi-homer games in his first 30 career games (also Mandy Brooks in 1925). CUBS HOME RUNS, 2015 July 7, 2015 Page 4 Batter (Total)... Solo 2-Run 3-Run GS Mike Baxter (0)... Kris Bryant (12) Starlin Castro (5) Chris Coghlan (8) Chris Denorfia (1)... 1 Dexter Fowler (8) Jonathan Herrera (1)... 1 Miguel Montero (10) Anthony Rizzo (15) David Ross (0)... Addison Russell (5) Matt Szczur (1) CUBS MULTI-RBI GAMES, 2015 Batter... 2-RBI 3-RBI 4-RBI 5+-RBI Mike Baxter (0).... Kris Bryant (10) Starlin Castro (9) Chris Coghlan (5) Chris Denorfia (1)... 1 Dexter Fowler (4) Jonathan Herrera (2) Miguel Montero (7) Anthony Rizzo (11) David Ross (1) Addison Russell (2) Matt Szczur (1)... 1 HOME RUNS IN Season... Solo 2-Run 3-Run GS Cubs (75) Opponents (70) #27 TAYLOR TEAGARDEN-C (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI) Homestand:.000 Current Streak: N/A Multi-Hit Games (0): 2-hit (0), 3-hit (0), 4-hit (0) GA RBI- 0; GW RBI- 0; 2-Out RBI- 0 Last HR: 6/10/14 vs. MIL (Marco Estrada) Career Bests: H- 3 (3x), last ARI; RBI- 5, 9/15/08 vs. DET; R- 3, LAA Taylor was selected Saturday from Triple-A Iowa has appeared in parts of the last seven seasons with Texas ( ), Baltimore ( ) and the New York Mets (2014), batting.202 (100-for-495) with 21 home runs and 68 RBI in 172 games batted.143 (4-for-28) in nine games for the Mets last season is batting.294 (37-for-126) with four homers and 19 RBI in 43 games with Iowa this season. Will be making his first career appearance at Wrigley Field. CUBS HOME RUNS, LAST TIME IT HAPPENED Game Opening HR:.. Dexter Fowler, 5/26/15 vs. Washington (Jordan Zimmermann) Walk-Off HR:... Anthony Rizzo, 9/15/14 vs. Cincinnati (Pedro Villarreal) Pinch-HR:... Welington Castillo, 4/14/15 vs. Cincinnati (Kevin Gregg) Pinch-Hit Grand Slam:... David DeJesus, Milwaukee (Kameron Loe) Inside-The-Park HR:... Tony Campana, 8/5/11 vs. Cincinnati (Mike Leake) Three-Homer Game:... Dioner Navarro, 5/29/13 vs. Chicago (A.L.) Pitcher Hitting Homer:... Travis Wood, 7/25/14 vs. St. Louis (Joe Kelly) Homer in 1 st M.L. At-Bat:... Jorge Soler, Cincinnati (Mat Latos) Homer in 1 st Cubs At-Bat:... Jorge Soler, Cincinnati (Mat Latos) Switch-Hitter, HR Both Sides of Plate:... Dioner Navarro, 5/29/13 vs. Chicago (A.L.) HOME RUN HIGHLIGHTS 3-Homer Games (0):... N/A 2-Homer Games (7):...Jorge Soler, 4/13 vs. CIN; Miguel Montero, 4/18 vs. SD; Chris Coghlan, SD; Anthony Rizzo, WASH; Anthony Rizzo, MIN; Kris Bryant, 6/22 vs. LAD; Kris Bryant, 7/4 vs. MIA Grand Slams (3):... Kris Bryant, CLE; Dexter Fowler, MIN Kris Bryant, 7/4 vs. MIA 3-Consecutive Games with a Homer (0):... N/A Pinch-Homers (1):... Welington Castillo, 4/15 vs. CIN Back-to-Back Homers (2):... Chris Coghlan and Mike Olt, COL; Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, 5/11 vs. NYM Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers (0):... N/A Pitchers Hitting Homers (0):... N/A Game-Opening Homers (2):... Dexter Fowler, MIL & 5/26 vs. WSH Game-Ending, Walk-Off Homers (0):... N/A CUBS LINEUP BREAKDOWNS 1 Fowler 72 (42-30), Coghlan 4 (1-3), Denorfia 3 (0-3), Soler 1 (0-1), Castro 1 (1-0) 2 Rizzo 37 (21-16), Bryant 24 (12-12), Soler 15 (8-7), Coghlan 4 (3-1), Fowler 1 (0-1) 3 Rizzo 43 (22-21), Bryant 30 (16-14), Soler 7 (5-2), Montero 1 (1-0) 4 Montero 27 (12-15), Castro 20 (12-8), Bryant 18 (10-8), Coghlan 9 (7-2), Soler 3 (2-1), Lake 3 (1-2), Fowler 1 (0-1) 5 Castro 33 (17-16), Montero 19 (11-8), Coghlan 10 (7-3), Soler 8 (3-5), Denorfia 4 (2-2), Castillo 2 (2-0), Lake 2 (1-1), Russell 1 (0-1), Olt 1 (0-1), Baxter 1 (1-0) 6 Castro 24 (13-11), Coghlan 18 (7-11), Soler 15 (10-5), Montero 4 (2-2), Lake 4 (1-3), Szczur 4 (3-1), Baxter 4 (3-1), Schwarber 2 (2-0), Denorfia 2 (2-0), Castillo 1 (0-1), Olt 1 (0-1), Alcantara 1 (1-0), Russell 1 (0-1) 7 Coghlan 21 (12-9), Ross 19 (11-8), Denorfia 12 (5-7), Szczur 5 (3-2), Castillo 5 (2-3), Baxter 5 (3-2), Alcantara 4 (3-1), Lake 3 (1-2), Herrera 3 (2-1), Olt 1 (1-0), Montero 1 (1-0), Russell 1 (0-1), Fowler 1 (0-1) 8 Hammel 15 (7-8), Hendricks 15 (9-6), Lester 15 (8-7), Arrieta 14 (7-7), Wood 7 (4-3), Wada 6 (4-2), Ross 3 (2-1), Schwarber 3 (1-2), Denorfia 1 (1-0), Roach 1 (0-1), Richard (1-0) 9 Russell 62 (35-27), Herrera 15 (7-8), La Stella 2 (1-1), Alcantara 2 (1-1) C Montero 51 (27-24), Ross 22 (13-9), Castillo 8 (4-4) 1B Rizzo 80 (43-37), Baxter 1 (1-0) 2B Russell 62 (34-28), Herrera 12 (6-6), Alcantara 6 (4-2), La Stella 1 (0-1) 3B Bryant 70 (38-32), Herrera 6 (3-3), Olt 3 (1-2), La Stella 1 (1-0), Alcantara 1 (1-0) SS Castro 78 (43-35), Russell 3 (1-2) LF Coghlan 66 (37-29), Szczur 6 (5-1), Lake 4 (1-3), Denorfia 4 (1-3), Bryant 1 (0-1) CF Fowler 75 (42-33), Szczur 3 (1-2), Bryant 1 (0-1), Denorfia 2 (1-1) RF Soler 49 (28-21), Denorfia 16 (8-8), Lake 8 (3-5) Baxter 8 (5-3) P Lester 17 (9-8), Arrieta 16 (9-7), Hammel 16 (7-9), Hendricks 16 (9-7), Wood 7 (4-3), Wada 7 (5-2), Roach 1 (0-1), Richard (1-0) DH Schwarber 5 (3-2), Montero 1 (0-1), Baxter 1 (1-0) RUNS SCORED BY INNING INNING TOTAL CUBS OPP CUBS CATCHING CORPS CS/ATT % PICKOFFS PB ERA Castillo 0/1 0.0 % (42 ER/64.0 IP) Montero 11/ % (175 ER/481.1 IP) Ross 8/ % (53 ER/186.1 IP) Schwarber 0/0 0.0% (1 ER/1.0 IP) Pitcher Pickoffs (3): Hendricks (2), Wood (1) OUTFIELD ASSISTS (17) Chris Coghlan (7), Jorge Soler (4), Dexter Fowler (3), Junior Lake (2), Chris Denorfia (1)
6 Cubs Pitching JULY 7, 2015 PAGE 5 TEAM PITCHING W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER 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 Justin Grimm 7/6 vs. STL 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 SD (3-2) NYM (2-0) 6/11/15 vs. CIN 1/1 26/16 16/5 Edwin Jackson 7/6 vs. STL 1.0,4,4,4,1,1 5/15/15 vs. PIT (11-10, 12 inn) N/A N/A 0/1 22/13 11/4 Jason Motte 7/5 vs. MIA-S 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 NYM (1-0, 11 inn) 7/5/15 vs. MIA (2-0) WASH 4/4 37/29 18/3 Neil Ramirez 7/4 vs. MIA 1.0,1,0,0,0,1 COL (6-5) PHI (3-0) 4/8/15 vs. STL 0/0 8/6 3/0 Hector Rondon 7/4 vs. MIA 0.2,0,0,0,0,1 5/26/16 vs. WSH (3-2) MIN (4-1) NYM 12/15 36/25 6/2 James Russell 7/4 vs. MIA 0.1,1,0,0,0,0 WASH (2-1) MIA (5-4) NYM 0/1 30/21 19/1 Pedro Strop 7/5 vs. MIA-H 0.2,0,0,0,0,1 5/14/15 vs. NYM (6-5) WASH (4-2) 7/5/15 vs. MIA 2/3 41/34 13/4 Travis Wood 7/3 vs. MIA 0.1,0,0,0,1,1 6/22/15 vs. LAD (4-2) 5/16/15 vs. PIT (4-1) N/A 1/1 15/12 7/ SEASON TOTALS 20/30 (.667) 276/197 (.714) 134/33 (.246) #52 JUSTIN GRIMM RHP (1-2, 1.29 ERA, 1 SV, 5 HOLDS) CAREER: 14-14, 1 SV MOST IP, 2015: 1.2, 6/24 vs. LAD MOST IP, CAREER: 7.2-6/14/13 vs. TOR LAST WIN: SD (3-2) LAST SV: NYM (2-0) Has made 26 outings since he was activated from the 15-day D.L., May 6 has struck out 34 in his 21.0 innings was placed on the shelf, April 10, with right forearm inflammation made one rehab appearance with Iowa in Nashville (2 SO in 1.0 IP). Tossed a scoreless eighth inning of relief July 6 vs. St. Louis, striking out one. Recorded his first big league save July 1 at the Mets, closing out Chicago s 2-0 win. Took the loss June 26 in St. Louis after allowing an unearned run in the 10th. Struck out a career-high tying four hitters as a reliever in 1.2 innings on June 24 vs. the Dodgers. #36 EDWIN JACKSON RHP (2-1, 3.30 ERA, 0 SV) CAREER: , 0 SV MOST IP, 2015: 3.2, DET MOST IP, CAREER: 9.0 (6x), last 4/14/12 vs. CIN LAST WIN: 5/15/15 vs. PIT (11-10, 12 inn.) LAST SV: N/A Earned his second win of the season May 15 vs. Pittsburgh has allowed 11 earned runs with 22 strikeouts in 30.0 innings of relief this year (22 apps), good for a 3.30 ERA. Allowed a season-high four runs on four hits in 1.0 inning, July 6 vs. St. Louis. Spun 3.0 shutout innings June 19 in Minnesota (1 hit, 1 walk, 2 K). June 9 tossed 3.2 innings of one-run ball in Detroit, fanning five and walking none. Joined the bullpen after making at least 27 starts in each of the last eight seasons. #30 JASON MOTTE RHP (6-1, 2.84 ERA, 4 SV, 5 HOLDS) CAREER: 24-14, 58 SV MOST IP, 2015: 1.2, COL MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (10x), last 7/22/14 vs. TB LAST WIN: NYM (1-0, 11 inn.) LAST SV: 7/5/15 vs. MIA (2-0) Registered his sixth win of the season July 1 at the Mets in Chicago s 1-0 win recorded his fourth save July 5, tossing a perfect ninth inning to preserve Chicago s 2-0 win vs. Miami had recorded 13-straight scoreless appearances, covering 10.2 innings until allowing a solo homer June 22 vs. Dodgers has held opponent scoreless in 31 of 37 games overall. Picked up his fifth win of the year June 23 vs. Dodgers, tossing a scoreless 10th. Recorded his second save of the season June 22 vs. Dodgers. June 7 in Washington recorded his first save as a Cub and his first since October 3, 2012 with St. Louis at Arizona. #54 NEIL RAMIREZ RHP (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 0 SV, 1 HOLD) CAREER: 4-3, 3 SV MOST IP, 2015: 1.0 (4x), last 7/4 vs. MIA MOST IP, CAREER: 1.2 STL LAST WIN: COL (6-5) LAST SV: PHI (3-0) Neil was activated from the disabled list on June 28 and tossed a scoreless eighth inning in St. Louis had been sidelined since April 17 was named to the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career prior to being injured. Tossed a scoreless eighth of relief vs. Miami on July 4, striking out one. Posted the second-lowest ERA among rookie relievers with at least 50 appearances last season (1.44) fanned 53 batters in 43.2 innings. Led N.L. rookie relievers in 2014 with a.184 batting average against (29-for-158). #56 HECTOR RONDON RHP (3-1, 2.10 ERA, 12 SV, 3 HOLDS) CAREER: 9-6, 41 SV MOST IP, 2015: 1.1, 5/31 vs. KC MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (14x), last 4/19/14 vs. CIN LAST WIN: 5/26/15 vs. WSH (3-2) LAST SV: MIN (4-1) Has converted 12 of 15 save changes and held the opponent scoreless in 31 of 36 outings has struck out 29 in 34.1 innings, walked just seven and allowed two homers. Earned his third hold June 30 with a perfect seventh inning in New York. Tossed a th inning June 20 in Minnesota to preserve a 4-1 victory. Earned his first hold of the season on June 7 at Washington, tossing a perfect 8th. Had a stretch of 17-straight successful save conversions snapped April 18 vs. San Diego previous blown save was August 5 of last season at Colorado. #40 JAMES RUSSELL-LHP (0-1, 1.77 ERA, 0 SV, 6 HOLDS) CAREER: 10-17, 3 SV MOST IP, 2015: 2.0, 5/15 vs. PIT MOST IP, CAREER: 4.2, LAD LAST WIN: WASH (2-1) LAST SV: MIA (5-4) Was selected from Triple-A Iowa May 5 and has allowed five runs (four earned) in 20.1 innings covering 31 outings with the Cubs has stranded 18 of 19 inherited runners this season July 4 vs. Miami, moved into 11th place on the club s all-time appearance list with his 348th game. Tossed a scoreless sixth inning June 24 vs. the Dodgers, striking out two. June 11 recorded his fourth hold of the season with a scoreless inning vs. the Reds. May 19 in San Diego, made his 324th appearance for the Cubs, surpassing Willie Hernandez for most by a southpaw in franchise history. #46 PEDRO STROP RHP (1-3, 2.70 ERA, 2 SV, 11 HOLDS) CAREER: 12-15, 7 SV MOST IP, 2015: 2.0, MIL MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (9x), last MIL LAST WIN: 5/14/15 vs. NYM (6-5) LAST SV: WASH (4-2) Holding opponents to a.146 average (18-for-123) has walked 16 and struck out 42 in 36.2 innings held the opponent scoreless in 34 of 41 outings June 6 picked up his second save of the inning with a scoreless ninth in Washington, stranding a runner. Notched his 11th hold July 5 vs. Miami, stranding a runner in the eighth inning. Suffered his first blown save of the season June 26 in St. Louis. Earned his ninth hold June 22 with a scoreless seventh inning vs. the Dodgers. #37 TRAVIS WOOD LHP (4-3, 4.71 ERA, 1 SV) CAREER: 38-51, 1 SV MOST IP, 2015: 7.0 (2x), last 4/28 vs. PIT MOST IP, CAREER: 9.0, PHI LAST WIN: 6/22/15 vs. LAD (4-2) LAST SV: 5/16/15 vs. PIT (4-1) Has posted a 3.10 ERA (7 ER/20.1 IP) and gone 2-1 with a save in 15 relief appearances since transitioning from the starting rotation in mid-may has held opponents to a.208 average (15-for-72) and allowed just one homer in his 15 relief outings. Registered his second relief win (third career) of the year June 22 vs. Dodgers, tossing a career-high 3.1 innings of relief. Recorded his first-career save May 16 vs. Pittsburgh, tossing a scoreless ninth to protect a 4-1 lead was his first relief outing since September 17, 2011 vs. Milwaukee. Is 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA (23 ER/37.0 IP) and 39 strikeouts in seven starts this season CUBS HIGHS AND LOWS CUBS OPPONENTS 17, CLE... Largest Winning Margin... 8, MIL 4, 5/14 vs. NYM... Largest Come Behind Win... 5, STL 17, CLE... Most Runs... 12, MIL 7, CLE (9th)... Most Runs, Inn.... 5, MIL (5th) 18, CLE... Most Hits (2x), last MIA 6 (2x), CLE (2nd & 3rd)... Most Hits, Inn.... 6, (3x), last STL (4th) 2, 4/8 vs. STL... Fewest Hits... 3 (3x), last NYM 4 (2x), last CLE... Most Home Runs... 3 (4x), last 5/29 vs. KC 2 (6x), last CLE (2nd)... Most Home Runs, Inn (4x), last MIA (5th) 4 (7x), last 6/14 vs. CIN... Most Doubles... 6 (2x), last STL 2, COL... Most Triples... 1 (11x), last STL 7 (2x), last CLE... Most Extra-Base Hits... 7 (2x), last MIN 9, 5/15 vs. PIT... Most BBs By Batters... 8 (2x), last 6/16 vs. CLE 16, CIN... Most Ks By Pitchers... 18, 5/2 vs. MIL 5, 4/28 vs. PIT... Most Stolen Bases... 5, 6/14 vs. CIN 3 (2x), last DET... Most Double Plays Turned... 3 (3x), last STL 3 (2x), last 5/27 vs. WSH... Most Errors Committed... 4, COL 16, 5/15 vs. PIT... Most Left On Base... 12, 5/15 vs. PIT Longest Winning Streak: 6 games... 5/11-16 Longest Losing Streak: 5 games... 6/24-29 Most Runs, Both Clubs: 21 (CUBS 11, PIT 10)... 5/15 vs. PIT Most Hits, Both Clubs: 30 (CUBS 15, PIT 15)... 5/15 vs. PIT Most Home Runs, Both Clubs: 6 (CUBS 4, MIL 2)... MIL Most Strikeouts By Pitchers, Both Clubs: 30 (CUBS 16, CIN 14)... CIN Most Left On Base, Both Clubs: 28 (CUBS 16, PIT 12)... 5/15 vs. PIT Fewest Left On Base, Both Clubs: 5 (CUBS 2, ARI 3)... ARI Consecutive Games With a Home Run: /21-26 Consecutive Games Without a Home Run: 8...6/23-7/1 Consecutive Errorless Games: /10-17 Consecutive Games With an Error: /22-25 Shortest Game, Time: 2:08... SD Longest Game, Time: 5: /15 vs. PIT Most Innings: ARI Largest Wrigley Field Crowd: 41, /25 vs. LAD Largest Road Crowd: 49, COL Series Sweeps: CIN (2), 4/24-26, vs. NYM (4), 5/11-14 NYM (3), 6/30-7/2 BATTING HIGHLIGHTS Longest Hitting Streak: 14 games, Bryant... 6/3-18 Most Runs Scored: 3 (6x), last Coghlan & Schwarber... CLE Most Hits: 4 (2x), Soler & Schwarber... PIT & CLE Most Total Bases: 9, Soler... 4/13 vs. CIN Most Extra-Base Hits: 2 (24x), last Bryant... 7/4 vs. MIA Most Doubles: 2 (6x), last Bryant... 6/13 vs. CIN Most Triples: 2, Fowler... COL Most RBI: 6 (2x), Rizzo & Bryant... ARI & 7/4 vs. MIA Most Stolen Bases: 2, Rizzo... 4/18 vs. SD Most Walks: 4 (2x), last Soler... 5/15 vs. PIT Most Strikeouts: 4 (4x), last Baxter... 6/14 vs. CIN 2-Hit Innings: N/A... N/A PITCHING HIGHLIGHTS Longest Winning Streak: 5, Motte... 5/23-current Longest Losing Streak: 5, Lester... 5/27-current Complete Game Shutouts: 2, Hendricks & Arrieta... SD (3-0), MIN (8-0) 9.0-Inning Complete Games: 2, Hendricks & Arrieta... SD (3-0), MIN (8-0) Low-Hit Complete Game: 4, Arrieta... MIN (8-0) Longest Outing, Reliever: 3.2, Jackson... DET Most Strikeouts, Starter: 11, Hammel... MIA Reliever: 5, Jackson... DET Consecutive Strikeouts: 5, Hammel... CLE Consecutive Scoreless Innings, Starter: 15.1, Hendricks... 6/24-current Reliever: 11.1, Strop... 9/28/14-5/3/15 Consecutive Save Opportunities Converted: 17, Rondon... 8/12/14-4/12/15 Consecutive Batters Retired: 16, Arrieta... PIT Most Runs Allowed: 7, Hendricks... MIN Most Hits Allowed: 11, Hendricks... MIN Most Homers Allowed: 3 (2x), Wood & Arrieta... 5/14 vs. NYM, 5/29 vs. KC Most Walks Issued: 6, Arrieta...6/16 vs. CLE Longest No-Hit Stretch, Start of Game: 6.1, Lester... 7/6 vs. STL MISCELLANEOUS INFO Come-From-Behind Wins: 17 High-Water Mark: 9 over (39-30) Losses after Leading: 13 Low-Water Mark: 1 under (1-2) Games Won in Last At-Bat: 15 No. of Times at.500 Mark: 3 (1-1, 2-2, 15-15) Walkoff Wins: 9 last, June 23 vs. LAD