1 CUBS VS. CARDINALS The Cubs and Cardinals meet for the third time this season as the clubs opened the 2017 season with two three-game series in St. Louis the Cubs won two of three games there in April before the Cardinals won two of three in their most recent series, May Chicago, 10-9 against St. Louis last season, aims to win consecutive season series against the Cardinals for the first time since doing so four-straight years from Overall: At Wrigley Field: At Busch Stadium: Overall: At Wrigley Field: At Busch Stadium: All-Time Since 1892:... 1,211-1,159 At Wrigley Field: At Busch Stadium (since 2006): CUBS ON DISABLED LIST (1) Player Date Date Games (Injury) On Elig. Missed LHP Brett Anderson 5/7 5/17 23 (Low back strain) UPCOMING MILESTONES Milestone:... Player (No. Needed) 400 Games Pitched... Pedro Strop (1) 500 Extra-Base Hits... Ben Zobrist (7) HIGHEST AVG AS PINCH-HITTER, NL, 2017 (MIN. 10 PLATE APPEARANCES) 1. Adam Lind, WSH (8-15) 2. Jon Jay, CHI (8-19) 3. Arismendy Alcantara, CIN (6-15) Franklin Gutierrez, LAD (4-10) MOST HOME RUNS, N.L. STARTING IN Anthony Rizzo Giancarlo Stanton Paul Goldschmidt Nolan Arenado Jay Bruce MOST REGULAR SEASON WINS SINCE START OF Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals MOST STRIKEOUTS BY PITCHERS, NL, Los Angeles Dodgers Arizona Diamondbacks New York Mets Chicago Cubs LOWEST BULLPEN ERA, NL, Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds MOST PITCHES PER PLATE APP., NL, Anthony Rendon, WSH Kyle Schwarber, CHI Matt Carpenter, STL Curtis Granderson, NYM MOST CAUGHT STEALING, NL, Tucker Barnhart, CIN...12 J.T. Realmuto, MIA Yasmani Grandal, LAD Willson Contreras, CHI Yadier Molina, STL... 7 Buster Posey, SF... 7 St. Louis Cardinals (26-26) vs. Chicago Cubs (26-27) June 3, 2017 Wrigley Field Game No. 54 Home Game No. 27 RHP Mike Leake (5-3, 2.24) vs. LHP Jon Lester (3-3, 3.86) ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCORE: The Chicago Cubs today play the second of three games against the St. Louis Cardinals after yesterday snapping a season-high six-game skid with a 3-2 victory Jason Heyward drove in the game-winning run with an eighth inning sac fly Kris Bryant homered in the third inning and Pedro Strop earned the win, retiring Yadier Molina with the bases loaded and two out in the eighth John Lackey made the start and tossed 7.0 innings of two-run ball. The Cubs today look to return to.500 for the 10th time this season and for the first time since sitting at Chicago has won a season-high four-straight home games, starting May 23 vs. the Giants the team aims to win five-consecutive home games for the first time since a nine-game winning streak last August 16-September 2. Chicago is in 17 series thus far, but has been swept in four series thus far the team has swept one series, a three-game set at home vs. Cincinnati, May Following this series, the Cubs entertain the Marlins (three games starting Monday) and the Rockies (four games starting June 8). CENTRALLY SPEAKING: Thanks to yesterday s victory, the Cubs are against their own division, the N.L. Central that.593 winning percentage is fifth-best in baseball among teams against their own division Houston is 18-6 (.750) against the A.L. West to pace the majors in this category, followed by Baltimore (21-11/.656), Washington (17-10/.630) and Colorado (18-11/.621). The Cubs are 9-11 against the N.L. East and West divisions, and are 1-5 vs. American League clubs. THE CONFINES HAVE BEEN FRIENDLY: Since the start of last season, Jon Lester is 13-2 with a 1.76 ERA (28 ER/143.1 IP) in 21 starts at Wrigley Field that 1.76 home ERA is second-lowest among active pitchers, surpassed only by the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw (1.62 ERA) Cubs teammate Kyle Hendricks is fourth in that span (1.82). Lester in his last 16 regular season home starts is 12-0 with a 1.55 ERA (19 ER/110.1 IP) his 12-game home winning streak is the first of its kind since Jon Lieber won 13-straight decisions at Wrigley Field in COMFORTS OF HOME: Cubs starting pitchers are 7-1 with a 2.98 ERA (22 ER/66.1 IP) in the team s last 11 home games since May 7 including John Lackey s 7.0 innings of two-run ball yesterday, Chicago s starters have gone 7.0 or more innings in three of their last four home games, starting with Jon Lester s complete game effort, May 23 vs. the Giants. ABOUT THE BATS: Chicago s.323 team on-base percentage is a whopping 89-points higher than its.234 batting average, the largest differential between on-base percentage and batting average for any team in the majors (Detroit is second with an 84-point difference between on-base percentage and batting average). Chicago enters today having gone 34-consecutive innings at-bat without CUBS RECORD 2017 Overall: At Wrigley Field: On the Road: April: May: June: All-Time Since 1876:... 10,737-10,215 At Wrigley Field (since 1916):...4,233-3,721 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: multiple runs in a frame this stretch began in the second inning Monday in San Diego following Jason Heyward s two-run single in the first inning. RISPY BUSINESS: While batting.313 (15-for-48) with the bases loaded, the Cubs are hitting just.197 (78-for-396) in all other runners in scoring position situations overall, the team s.209 mark (93-for-444) with RISP is last in the N.L. The Cubs have had 539 plate appearances with runners in scoring position this season, tied for fourth-most of any N.L. team and behind only the Nationals (550), Brewers (543) and Dodgers (542). HOME VS. ROAD: The Cubs are at home compared to an road mark this season Chicago started 4-6 at the Friendly Confines, but has gone 11-5 in its last 16 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 3-13 away from home. Chicago is batting.247 (219-for-886) in 26 home games, 26 points higher than its.221 average (205-for-927) in 27 road games the team is averaging 5.0 runs per game at home and 4.2 runs on the road the team has nearly identical ERAs at home (4.01/110 ER, IP) and on the road (4.07/105 ER, IP). TIDBITS: Cubs batters have been hit by a pitch 31 times, the most in the majors according to Fangraphs, Mike Montgomery has thrown 538 pitches, the most of any reliever in the majors (Toronto s Ryan Tepera is second with 526) and Wade Davis soft contact percentage of 34.2 leads all major league relievers. ABOUT THE PEN: Wade Davis (0.93 ERA) and Carl Edwards Jr. (0.87 ERA) are one of three relief duos to sport ERAs of 1.00 or lower with at least 15.0 IP this season Cleveland s Nick Goody (0.00 ERA) and Andrew Miller (0.34 ERA), and the Yankees Dellin Betances (0.52 ERA) and Chasen Shreve (0.60 ERA), have also turned the trick. Prior to Davis and Edwards Jr. this season, just five Cubs relievers since 1963 produced ERAs of 1.00 or lower entering June (min. 15 IP): Don Elston in 1963 (0.46 ERA), Ted Abernathy in 1969 (0.84), Bruce Sutter in 1977 (0.87 ERA), Terry Adams in 1997 (0.96 ERA) and James Russell in 2013 (0.87 ERA). Davis on April 18 recorded his 50th career save, has converted his first 11 save opportunities this season and his last 17 dating to September of last year with the Royals. Brian Duensing has posted a 0.98 ERA (2 ER/18.1 IP) in his last 14 games since April 24 he s walked six and struck out 22 in that span while holding the opponent to a.209 average (14-for-67) and a.284 on-base percentage. FLEXING SOME MUSCLE: Beginning with the nightcap of May 9 s twinbill in Colorado, the Cubs have hit 31 home runs in their last 21 games, with the 31 blasts in that span ranking tied for second-most in the N.L. with Washington Arizona leads with 37. LEFT VS. LEFT: Anthony Rizzo s homer off Clayton Kershaw Sunday was his fifth off a lefty this season (he hit eight off lefties in 2016) his 34 homers off lefty pitching since 2013 lead all N.L. left-handed hitters Joey Votto is second with 31 such homers, followed by Jay Bruce (27). NOT EXACTLY A MERRY MONTH: The Cubs went in May, marking the team s first non-winning month since going last July, and its first May with a sub-.500 record since 2014 (11-16). Cubs batters hit.216 (203-for-938) in May with 118 runs (4.2 runs per game), a.310 OBP and a.393 slugging percentage Cubs starting pitchers posted an record with a 4.97 ERA (81 ER/146.2 IP) while the bullpen went 1-4 with six saves in seven chances, 13 holds and a 3.49 ERA (42 ER/108.1 IP). Javier Báez led the club with a.302 average (26-for-86) and 19 RBI in May, while his seven homers tied for the team lead with Kris Bryant Brian Duensing led all Cubs relievers with a 1.06 ERA (2 ER/17.0 IP) in May Kyle Hendricks 3.34 ERA (11 ER/29.2 IP) in May was tops among Cubs starters. UPCOMING SERIES INFORMATION Date Opp. Time (CT) TV Radio Probable Pitchers Sat., June 3 STL 1:20 p.m. WGN 670 The Score LHP Jon Lester (3-3, 3.86) vs. RHP Mike Leake (5-3, 2.24) Sun., June 4 STL 6:35 p.m. ESPN 670 The Score RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.75) vs. RHP Michael Wacha (2-3, 3.99)
2 JUNE 3, 2017 PAGE 2 Today s Cubs Starter #34 LHP Jon Lester (3-3, 3.86) W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2016 CUBS CUBS MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS Last Time Out Jon allowed a pair of three-run homers May 28 at the Dodgers as he took the loss in the Cubs 9-4 setback marked his shortest outing of the season. Date Opp. Dec. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left L , 2 on 2017 Season Jon today makes his 12th start of the season and seventh at home has a 1.80 ERA (8 ER/40.0 IP) at home compared to a 7.11 ERA (20 ER/25.1 IP) on the road. Went 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA (10 ER/32.2 IP) in his five starts prior to his last outing was 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA (12 ER/29.1 IP) in his first five starts. Limiting lefties to a.230 average (14-for-61) while righties are batting.267 (50-for- 187) has held opposing batters to a.087 average (2-for-23) with runners in scoring position and two outs. With his 99-pitch, complete-game effort on May 23, became the first Cubs pitcher to throw a complete game under 100 pitches since Carlos Zambrano, September 25, 2009 at the Giants (98 pitches) was his 15th-career complete game. Has pitched at least 7.0 innings three times: April 16 vs. Pittsburgh (7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R), May 7 vs. the Yankees (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER) and May 23 vs. San Francisco (9.0 IP, 4 H, ER) struck out a season-high 10 batters May 23 vs. the Giants. Allowed one run or fewer in each of his first three starts of a season for the first time became the first Cubs pitcher to allow one run or fewer in three-straight starts, yet not collect a win, since Rich Harden, July 12-26, Started the Cubs Season Opener, April 2 at St. Louis, as well as the Cubs Home Opener, April 10 vs. the Dodgers became just the fourth Cub to start both the team s season opener when on the road and its home opener he joins Grover Alexander (1920, 1922), Rick Sutcliffe (1986, 1988) and Jon Lieber (2000) thanks to Ed Hartig Season Jon finished second in the N.L. Cy Young vote after setting a career-best mark with a 2.44 ERA and tying his career-high with 19 wins both those marks ranked second in the N.L. went 10-2 with a 1.74 ERA (20 ER/103.1 IP) in 15 home starts, all quality efforts went 9-3 with a 3.17 ERA (35 ER/99.1 IP) in 17 road starts. Allowed one or zero runs in a career-high and Cubs franchise record eight-straight starts, August 17-September 25 led the majors with a 1.46 ERA (13 ER/80.1 IP) from July 29 through season s end. Went 10-0 with a 1.34 ERA (13 ER/87.0 IP) in his first 13 starts following the All- Star Break the 10-straight wins marked a career-high. Collected 26 quality starts, the most by a Cubs southpaw since Dick Ellsworth notched 29 in Ranked among N.L. leaders in wins (19, 2nd), ERA (2.44, 2nd), opposing average (.211, 4th), OPS (.602, 3rd), WHIP (1.02, 3rd) and quality starts (26, t-1st). Limited righties to a.214 average (120-for-560) and lefties to a.200 mark (34-for- 170) overall, opponents hit just.211 against the lefty. Appeared in six games (five starts) in the postseason, going 3-1 with a 2.02 ERA (8 ER/35.2 IP)... fanned 30 batters and walked only six... his five starts tied for the most in one postseason in Cubs history (also, Kyle Hendricks in 2016), and his three wins and his 35.2 innings pitched in 2016 are the most by one pitcher in Cubs postseason history. Career vs. St. Louis Jon today makes his third start of the season vs. the Cardinals has pitched fewer than 6.0 innings in each of the first two starts, both Cubs losses has a base hit in five of his last eight games vs. the Cardinals. W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO Career vs. Cardinals Batters (AVG-AB-H-HR-RBI): Carpenter ( ) Garcia ( ) Peralta ( ) Diaz ( ) Gyorko ( ) Pham ( ) Fowler ( ) Martinez ( ) Piscotty ( ) Fryer ( ) Molina ( ) Career Notes Jon today makes his 76th regular season start with the Cubs has gone with four complete games and a 3.03 ERA (159 ER/473.0 IP) in 75 starts with the Cubs has struck out 471 and walked just 122 signed a six-year deal with Chicago in December of Has gone 13-2 with a 1.76 ERA (28 ER/143.1 IP) in 21 starts at Wrigley Field since the start of last season the 1.76 home ERA is second-best among active pitchers since 2016, trailing only Clayton Kershaw (1.62). Is 12-0 with a 1.55 ERA (19 ER/110.1 IP) in his last 16 regular-season home starts the 12-game home winning streak is the longest of its kind by a Cubs pitcher since Jon Lieber won 13-straight decisions at Wrigley Field from Has made six Opening Day starts, including with Chicago in 2015 and made four-straight Opening Day starts for Boston, , passing Babe Ruth ( ) and Mel Parnell ( ) for the longest run by a southpaw in club history. A four-time All-Star (including 2016) and three-time World Series Champion, he has finished in the top five of the Cy Young voting three times, doing so in 2010 and 2014 in the A.L., and last season in the N.L. Has surpassed the inning mark five-straight seasons and in eight of the last nine... has reached 31 starts in a season nine times, including last season. Fanned 207 batters in 2015, setting a Cubs single-season franchise record for most strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher. Ranks second among active left-handed pitchers in wins (149) and fourth in strikeouts (1,925)... is one of only 13 active pitchers with at least 2,000 innings pitched. Ranks third in Cubs postseason history with 49.2 innings pitched and is tied for the most starts in Chicago playoff history with seven... ranks second among all active pitchers with 19 postseason starts and innings pitched (trailing only teammate John Lackey)... leads all active pitchers with 117 postseason strikeouts Game-by-Game Starts No. Date Opp. Result IP H R ER BB SO PC-S Left Notes 1. ND, 4-3 L , 2 on Opening Night at St. Louis 2. 4/10 LAD ND, 3-2 W Retired 11 of 12 BF from 2nd-5th innings 3. 4/16 PIT ND, 6-1 L Third-straight start allowing one run or fewer 4. ND, 6-5 (11) W , 2 on Fourth-straight no decision 5. L, , 2 on Season-high 10 hits, six runs allowed APRIL: 0-1, 3.68 ERA (5 starts) /2 PHI W, First win of /7 NYY ND, 5-4 L (18) Fanned a season-high nine batters 8. L, , 1 on Second-straight start with nine strikeouts 9. 5/18 CIN W, , 2 on Both runners left on base scored; fourth quality start 10. 5/23 SF W, First Cubs CG this season; second-career CG w/ 10 K, 0 BB 11. L, , 2 on Allowed two three-run homers MAY: 3-2, 4.00 ERA (6 starts) At the Plate AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HP BB SO SB CS Career LAST HIT: 5/13/17 at St. Louis (double off A.Wainwright)... at-bats since then 7 HOME RUNS: N/A MOST HITS: 1 (12x) last, St. Louis MOST RBI: 1 (10x) last, 5/18/17 vs. Cincinnati Last Time and Career Highs and Lows Last Win: 5/23/17 vs. SF, 4-1 (9.0,4,1,1,0,10) Last Loss: LAD, 9-4 (3.1,7,6,6,2,3) Last Complete Game: 5/23/17 vs. SF, 4-1 (9.0,4,1,1,0,10) Last Shutout: 8/7/14 vs. MIN, 3-0 (9.0,3,0,0,2,8) Last No-Hitter: 5/19/08 vs. KC, 7-0 (9.0,0,0,0,2,9) Most Strikeouts: 15 5/3/14 vs. OAK also has one 14-K game, one 13-K game, five 12-K games, six 11-K games and K games (28 total double-digit strikeout games) Most Hits Allowed: 12 (2x) last, DET Most Runs Allowed: 11 7/22/12 vs. TOR Longest Winning Streak: 10 games 7/18-9/25/16 Longest Losing Streak: 6 games 5/27-7/11/15 Sunday s Starter vs. St. Louis RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.75) Kyle tomorrow takes the mound for the 11th time this season in his last start, May 29 at San Diego, he allowed five runs in 5.0 innings, his most runs allowed since August 14, 2015, snapping a streak of 48-straight starts allowing four runs or fewer, the longest streak in Cubs history. Is 1-2 with a 3.56 ERA (17 ER/43.0 IP) in seven-career starts vs. the Cardinals has fanned 34 batters while walking just eight in his last start vs. St. Louis at Wrigley Field, August 13 of last season, he struck out a career-high tying 12 batters has yet to face St. Louis this season. Has gone 3-2 with a 2.81 ERA (13 ER/41.2 IP) in his last seven starts after going 1-1 with a 6.19 ERA (11 ER/16.0 IP) in his first three starts. Limiting lefties to a.223 average against (21-for-94) while righties are batting.237 (28-for-118).
3 #5 ALBERT ALMORA JR. OF (.257, 2 HR, 10 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-0) Current Streak: Hitless last 4 games (0-7) Multi-Hit Games (4): 2-hit (3), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) Last HR: BOS (Drew Pomeranz) Career Bests: H 3 (3x), last MIL; RBI 2 (7x), last 4/18/17 vs. MIL; R 2 (4x), last 5/6/17 vs. NYY Albert was 2-for-3 May 28 at the Dodgers, but has gone 5-for-29 (.172) in his last 13 games has played 33 games in center field (23 starts) and one game in left the Cubs are when he starts in center field is batting.359 (14- for-39) off lefties and.194 (12-for-62) off righties went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the ninth inning May 7 scored two runs May 6 went 2-for-6 with two runs May 4, including the game-winner in the 13th April 28 hit a solo homer, walked and scored twice went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk April 8 in Milwaukee, matching career bests in hits and RBI. Selected in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2012 Draft by the Cubs. #9 JAVIER BÁEZ INF (.262, 8 HR, 24 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-0) Current Streak: 1 game (1-3) Multi-Hit Games (10): 2-hit (7), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 3; GW RBI 1; 2-Out RBI 9 Last HR: LAD (Clayton Kershaw) Career Bests: H 4 (3x), last 5/2/17 vs. PHI; RBI 6, PIT; R 3, CIN Javy has gone 12-for-31 (.387) with three homers and 10 RBI in his last 10 games is batting.324 (24-for-74) at Wrigley Field compared to.197 (14-for-71) on the road hit a solo homer and went 2-for-5 Sunday in L.A. 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 (one shy of a career-high) May 19 started both ends of the doubleheader May 9 hit a two-run homer in the nightcap 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 and two runs scored May 1. In the month of May, led the Cubs in batting average (.302), slugging percentage (.581), hits (26) and RBI (19), while tying for the team lead in homers (7). Made his first Opening Day 25-man roster after starting last season on the disabled list. #17 KRIS BRYANT INF (.277, 12 HR, 24 RBI) Homestand:.250 (1-4), HR, R, RBI Current Streak: 3 games (3-10) Multi-Hit Games (13): 2-hit (7), 3-hit (5), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 5; GW RBI 1; 2-Out RBI 6 Last HR: 6/2/17 vs. STL (Lance Lynn) 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 hit a solo homer yesterday led the team with 16 runs scored, 19 walks and a.405 OBP in May has six walks in his last five games hitting.293 (27-for-92) with three homers on the road walked twice (0-for-3) Monday and reached safely three times on Sunday (1-for-3, 2 BB, R) hit a solo homer and scored two runs May 25 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 went 2-for-4 with a walk, double and RBI May 16 had missed the previous three games due to illness went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in May 9 s nightcap went 0-for-3 in the first game May 9 to snap his streak of reaching base safely at 18 games batted.365 (27-for-74) with a.461 OBP during that span hit a solo homer May 5 vs. NYY. Leads the club in hits (53), runs (35) and walks (35) has five three-hit games and a four-hit game batting.308 (12-for-39) with a OPS against lefties. #40 WILLSON CONTRERAS C (.246, 5 HR, 24 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-1), BB Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-1) Multi-Hit Games (7): 2-hit (5), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 7; GW RBI 4; 2-Out RBI 12 Last HR: LAD (Clayton Kershaw) Career Bests: H 3 (3x), last 5/21/17 vs. MIL; RBI 4, CIN; R 3, CIN Willson reached three times Wednesday, including a double is batting.333 (15-for-45) with 11 RBI in his last 13 starts is batting.304 (14-for-46) off lefties and.219 (21-for-96) against righties has thrown out nine baserunners attempting to steal on Sunday hit a solo homer off Clayton Kershaw to lead off the second was a 12-pitch at-bat, the latest in at-bat a Cub went deep since Mike Fontenot in 2009 off Arizona s Dan Haren tied a career-high with three hits May 21 and drove in three runs went 2-for-4 with a two-rbi double May 16 recorded his first-career multi-homer game with a pair of solo blasts in St. Louis May 12 caught all 18 innings May 7 vs. NYY has seven catcher pickoffs since 2016, the most in the majors hit a game-winning, two-rbi single May 3 as a pinch-hitter. 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 on his first Opening Day roster, Willson delivered a ninth inning, game tying three-run homer on Opening Night in St. Louis. #8 IAN HAPP INF/OF (.217, 2 HR, 5 RBI) Homestand:.250 (1-4), 2B Current Streak: 1 game (1-4) Multi-Hit Games (3): 2-hit (3), 3-hit (0), 4-hit (0) Last HR: 5/16/17 vs. CIN (Bronson Arroyo) Career Bests: H 2 (3x), last 5/21/17 vs. MIL; RBI 2 (3x), last 5/21/17 vs. MIL; R 2, 5/16/17 vs. CIN Ian hit a double yesterday, snapping a nine-game skid without an XBH batted.357 (10-for-28) in his first eight games, but is hitting.103 (3-for-29) in his last nine was 1-for-3 with a HBP May 27 has eight runs, seven walks and eight extra-base hits in his 17 games has three multi-hit games went 0-for-3 May 23, snapping his career-opening on-base streak at eight games hit a triple May 22 and had two doubles May 21 scored a run in six-straight games, May 16-22, the longest streak by a Cubs player this season is the first Cubs player since at least 1913 to score a run in seven of his first eight career games was selected from Triple-A Iowa May 13 to join his first big league roster made his major league debut that day as the starting right fielder and hit a two-run homer as part of a 1-for-3 effort with a walk has started games in center field (9), right field (2), left field (3) and second base (1). Became the first Cubs player to homer in their first game on the road (May 13 at St. Louis, major league debut) and first game at home (May 16 vs. Cincinnati) since Carmelo Martinez in Batted.298 (31-for-104) with six doubles, nine homers and 25 RBI in 26 games with Iowa to begin the season had a.362 on-base percentage and a.615 slugging percentage, good for a.977 OPS. Was Chicago s first-round pick in 2015 (ninth overall) selected out of the University of Cincinnati. #22 JASON HEYWARD OF (.259, 5 HR, 23 RBI) Homestand:.333 (1-3), 2B, 2 RBI, SF Current Streak: 1 game (1-3) Multi-Hit Games (6): 2-hit (6), 3-hit (0), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 5; GW RBI 3; 2-Out RBI 11 Last HR: 5/25/17 vs. SF (Jeff Samardzija) Career Bests: H 5 (2x), last 7/18/15 vs. NYM; RBI 4 (8x), last PIT; R 4, CHI Jason hit a game-tying double and go-ahead sac fly yesterday was 2-for-4 with a double and run Tuesday after going 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the first inning Monday activated from the D.L. (right finger sprain), May 20, and hit safely in his first six games back (6-for-21/.286) tied for third in the majors with five outfield assists has hit safely in 30 of 40 games this season hit a solo homer Thursday hit a triple May 24 and a solo homer May 23 went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks May 21 had been out since May 5 with a right finger sprain went 1-for- 3 with a RBI in one game at South Bend 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 including a three-run homer. Is batting.293 (12-for-41) with runners in scoring position and.375 (6-for-16) with RISP and two outs. #30 JON JAY OF (.289, 0 HR, 7 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-1) Current Streak: Hitless last game (0-1) Multi-Hit Games (4): 2-hit (4), 3-hit (0), 4-hit (0) Last HR: SF (Jeff Samardzija) Career Bests: H 5, 6/2/16 vs. SEA; RBI 4 (2x), last CHI; R 3 (10x), last 6/16/14 vs. NYM Jon was 1-for-4 Tuesday, starting in center field is 8-for-19 as a pinch-hitter this season, including a single May 22 has reached base in 15 of his 20 starts went 0-for-4 Saturday, starting in center field was 2-for-2 with two runs scored May 21 off the bench started May 19 and went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI exited May 12 s game due to mid-back spasms went 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored May 4 as the leadoff batter was 2-for-3 with a double, run and a walk April 26 joined the Cubs following seven major league seasons with St. Louis ( ) and San Diego (2016). In 2016, he appeared in 90 games in his only season with the San Diego Padres as he missed time with a broken right forearm... still, hit.291 (101-for-347) with 26 doubles, two homers and 26 RBI. JUNE 3, 2017 PAGE 3 CUBS VS. CARDINALS RHP MIKE LEAKE Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Willson Contreras Jason Heyward Jon Jay Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS AT WRIGLEY FIELD Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS WITH BASES LOADED, 2017 Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS WITH BASES LOADED, CAREER Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS PINCH-HITTING, 2017 Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist CUBS PINCH-HITTING, CAREER Albert Almora Jr Javier Baez Kris Bryant Willson Contreras Ian Happ Jason Heyward Jon Jay Miguel Montero Anthony Rizzo Addison Russell Kyle Schwarber Ben Zobrist
4 JUNE 3, 2017 PAGE 4 #47 MIGUEL MONTERO C (.314, 3 HR, 7 RBI) Homestand:.500 (1-2) Current Streak: 1 game (1-2) Multi-Hit Games (5): 2-hit (3), 3-hit (2), 4-hit (0) Last HR: 5/4/17 vs. PHI (Joaquin Benoit) Career Bests: H 4 (3x), last LAD; RBI 6, COL; R 3 (8x), last 4/13/16 vs. CIN Miguel went 1-for-2 yesterday has 22 hits in his last 59 at-bats (.373) went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored May 24 walked twice and scored two runs May 17 hit a two-run pinch-hit single and tossed a scoreless inning of relief May 6 marked his second-career pitching appearance hit a game-tying solo homer May 4 had a seven game hitting streak April (.591/13-for-22) has made 19 starts (Cubs are 11-8) went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs April 18 vs. Milwaukee marked his first homer and RBI of the season in his third season with the Cubs. His 108 home runs since the 2009 campaign are second-most for a left-handed hitting catcher (Brian McCann leads with 181). #44 ANTHONY RIZZO INF (.231, 12 HR, 30 RBI) Homestand: (1-1), 2B, 2 R, 3 BB Current Streak: 1 game (1-1) Multi-Hit Games (11): 2-hit (10), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 4; GW RBI 2; 2-Out RBI 13 Last HR: LAD (Clayton Kershaw) Career Bests: H 4 (8x), last SD; RBI 6 (3x) last, ARI; R 4, 6/23/13 vs. HOU Anthony reached four times yesterday, including three walks and a double to start the eighth inning rally has gone 15-for-54 (.278) with a.426 OBP in his last 16 games leads the majors with 12 hit-by-pitches is batting.309 (29- for-94) at home compared to.158 (16-for-101) on the road went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the fourth off Clayton Kershaw, May 28 recorded his 14th-career multi-homer game and first three hit game of the season May 24 notched five homers, 10 runs and nine RBI on the last homestand had a 12-game hitting streak snapped April 24 hit.370 (17-for-46) during the career-high tying 12-game run April 21, hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to tie the game, 5-5. Made his fifth-straight Opening Day start at first base for the Cubs, the first Cubs player with at least five-straight Opening Day starts at the position since Derrek Lee ( ) named to his third-straight N.L. All-Star team last season. #27 ADDISON RUSSELL INF (.213, 3 HR, 19 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-3) Current Streak: Hitless last 3 games (0-6) Multi-Hit Games (7): 2-hit (5), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (1) GA RBI 5; GW RBI 4; 2-Out RBI 6 Last HR: 5/16/17 vs. CIN (Robert Stephenson) Career Bests: H 4, PIT; RBI 4 (2x), last 4/19/17 vs. MIL; R 3 (3x), last PIT Addison is 12-for-85 (.141) in his last 28 games was 1-for-2 with a triple, walk and HBP Monday was 1-for-2 with a walk Sunday had an RBI in four-straight games, May hit a solo homer May 16 hit a triple and scored a run May 6 April 24, recorded a career-high four hits and tied his career mark with three runs scored hit a three-run walk-off homer April 19, his second-career walk-off RBI and first walk-off homer tied a career-high with four RBI doubled, tripled and drove in three runs April 15 earned N.L. All-Star honors in his second major league season in 2016, hitting 21 homers and driving in 95. Among Cubs players at the conclusion of their age-22 season (since 1900), he ranks second in career homers (34), fifth in RBI (149) and extra-base hits (92) and sixth in runs scored (130). #12 KYLE SCHWARBER C/OF (.163, 8 HR, 19 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-2) Current Streak: Hitless last 2 games (0-6) Multi-Hit Games (7): 2-hit (7), 3-hit (0), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 6; GW RBI 5; 2-Out RBI 7 Last HR: SD (Dinelson Lamet) Career Bests: H 4 (2x), last CIN; RBI 4 (2x), last 8/13/15 vs. MIL; R 3 (4x), last PHI -2 Kyle is 5-for-58 (.086) in his last 17 games on Tuesday hit his eighth homer of the season, a solo shot each of his last two hits have been homers hit his longest-career homer according to Statcast May 23, a 470-foot blast onto Sheffield in the second inning batted second for the first time this season May 21 and reached base twice went 2- for-5 May 16 with a home run measured at 462 feet according to Statcast was hitless in his last 17 at-bats prior to the homer hit two doubles and walked twice May 7 hit a solo homer May 5 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. May 1 made his first appearance at catcher since October 1, 2015 drew a career-high three walks April 10 in his first regular season game at Wrigley Field since September 28, 2015 vs. the Royals hit a go-ahead and eventual game-winning three-run homer in the seventh, April 6 in St. Louis. #18 BEN ZOBRIST INF (.242, 6 HR, 18 RBI) Homestand:.000 (0-3), BB Current Streak: Hitless last 5 games (0-14) Multi-Hit Games (7): 2-hit (6), 3-hit (1), 4-hit (0) GA RBI 3; GW RBI 1; 2-Out RBI 7 Last HR: 5/25/17 vs. SF (Jeff Samardzija) Career Bests: H 5, 6/10/13 vs. BOS; RBI 8, MIN; R 4 (4x), last MIA Ben is hitless in his last five games had a 25-straight game on-base streak, April 28-May 30 was the secondlongest streak of his career had a 31-game streak from drew a season-high three walks Monday (0-for-1, R) had an eight-game hitting streak May (13-for-28/.464) went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Thursday, his first three-hit game of the season hit his fourth-career leadoff home May 21 went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and run scored May 17 had a 10-game hitting streak, April 28-May 7 was his sixth-career streak of at least 10 games drove in two runs April 29 and hit a ninth-inning solo homer. Has batted.244 (10-for-41) with two triples, three homers and six RBI in the leadoff spot this season the Cubs are 5-6 in those games. CUBS HOME RUNS, 2017 Batter (Total)... Solo 2-Run 3-Run GS Albert Almora Jr. (2) Javier Baez (8) Kris Bryant (12) Willson Contreras (5) Ian Happ (2) Jason Heyward (5) Jon Jay (0) Miguel Montero (3) Anthony Rizzo (12) Addison Russell (3) Kyle Schwarber (8) Ben Zobrist (6) CUBS MULTI-RBI GAMES, 2017 Batter... 2-RBI 3-RBI 4-RBI 5+-RBI Albert Almora Jr. (3) Javier Baez (6) Kris Bryant (4) Willson Contreras (8) Ian Happ (2) Jason Heyward (6) Jon Jay (0) Miguel Montero (3) Anthony Rizzo (11) Addison Russell (4) Kyle Schwarber (4) Ben Zobrist (3) HOME RUNS IN Season... Solo 2-Run 3-Run GS Cubs (67) Opponents (67) CUBS HOME RUNS, LAST TIME IT HAPPENED Game Opening HR: Ben Zobrist, 5/21/17 vs. Milwaukee (Chase Anderson) Walk-Off HR: Addison Russell, 4/19/17 vs. Milwaukee (Neftali Feliz) Pinch-HR: Miguel Montero, Cincinnati (Raisel Iglesias) 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: Jake Arrieta, Cincinnati (Michael Lorenzen) 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 (4): Bryant, 4/15 vs. PIT & 5/21 vs. MIL; Contreras, STL; Rizzo, 5/24 vs. SF 3-Homer Games (0): N/A Grand Slams (2): Contreras, CIN; Baez, 5/18 vs. CIN 3-Consecutive Games with a Homer (1): Rizzo, 4/21-23 Pinch-Homers (0): N/A Back-to-Back Homers (0): N/A Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers (0): N/A Pitchers Hitting Homers (0): N/A Game-Opening Homers (1): Zobrist, 5/21 vs. MIL Walk-Off Homers (1): Russell, 4/19 vs. MIL CUBS CATCHING CORPS CS/ATT % PICKOFFS PB ERA Contreras 9/ % (143 ER/329.0 IP) Montero 0/16 0.0% (72 ER/148.0 IP) Schwarber 0/0 0.0% (0 ER/3.0 IP) CUBS LINEUP BREAKDOWNS 1 Schwarber 35 (17-18), Zobrist 11 (5-6), Jay 3 (1-2), Baez 2 (1-1), Szczur 1 (1-0), Happ 1 (1-0) 2 Bryant 41 (21-20), Schwarber 7 (3-4), Almora 2 (1-1), Happ 2 (0-2), Jay 1 (1-0) 3 Rizzo 43 (22-21), Bryant 9 (4-5), Schwarber 1 (0-1) 4 Zobrist 26 (12-14), Russell 9 (6-3), Rizzo 9 (4-5), Happ 6 (3-3), Candelario 3 (1-2), 5 Russell 21 (9-12), Contreras 8 (5-3), Heyward 7 (4-3), Happ 6 (4-2), Montero 5 (1-4), Candelario 2 (2-0), Zobrist 2 (1-1), Jay 1 (0-1), La Stella 1 (0-1) 6 Heyward 27 (12-15), Contreras 10 (4-6), Almora Jr. 4 (3-1), Baez 2 (1-1), Montero 2 (2-0), Russell 5 (4-1), Jay 1 (0-1), La Stella 2 (0-2) 7 Baez 18 (9-9), Contreras 16 (6-10), Montero 11 (7-4), Heyward 4 (2-2), Russell 2 (1-1), La Stella 1 (0-1), Schwarber 1 (1-0) 8 Lester 8 (3-5), Arrieta 7 (4-3), Lackey 7 (4-3),Hendricks 6 (4-2), Russell 7 (3-4), Anderson 5 (2-3), Baez 6 (3-3), Almora 4 (1-3), Butler 2 (1-1), Montero 1 (1-0) 9 Jay 14 (6-8), Almora 13 (8-5), Baez 10 (4-6), Hendricks 3 (1-2), Lester 3 (2-1), Arrieta 3 (1-2), Butler 2 (1-1), Lackey 3 (1-2), Anderson 1 (1-0), Szczur 1 (1-0) C Contreras 34 (15-19), Montero 19 (11-8) 1B Rizzo 52 (26-26), Candelario 1 (0-1) 2B Baez 29 (15-14), Zobrist 21 (11-10), La Stella 2 (0-2), Happ 1 (0-1) 3B Bryant 47 (23-24), Candelario 4 (3-1), La Stella 2 (0-2) SS Russell 44 (23-21), Baez 9 (3-6) LF Schwarber 41 (20-21), Jay 5 (3-2), Zobrist 4 (1-3), Happ 3 (2-1) CF Almora 23 (13-10), Jay 11 (3-8), Heyward 10 (4-6), Happ 9 (6-3) RF Heyward 29 (14-15), Zobrist 13 (6-7), Szczur 2 (2-0), Bryant 3 (2-1), Jay 4 (2-2), Happ 2 (0-2) P Lester 11 (5-6), Arrieta 11 (5-6), Lackey 11 (6-5), Hendricks 10 (5-5), Anderson 6 (3-3), Butler 4 (2-2) DH Schwarber 3 (1-2) RUNS SCORED BY INNING INNING TOTAL CUBS OPP OUTFIELD ASSISTS (10) Jason Heyward (5), Jon Jay (2), Albert Almora (2), Kyle Schwarber (1)
5 Cubs Pitching JUNE 3, 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 6/2 vs. STL-SV 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 4/19/17 vs. MIL 6/2/17 vs. STL CLE 11/11 20/15 0/0 Brian Duensing SD 0.2,1,0,0,0,2 TOR CWS 5/5/17 vs. NYY 0/0 19/16 8/2 Carl Edwards Jr. 6/2 vs. STL 0.2,0,0,0,3,1 CIN CIN 5/24/17 vs. SF 0/0 24/18 9/2 Justin Grimm SD 2.0,1,0,0,0,2 4/18/17 vs. MIL 8/8/15 vs. SF 4/10/17 vs. LAD 0/1 14/8 9/3 Mike Montgomery LA 1.2,1,1,1,0,2 8/11/16 vs. STL 5/25/17 vs. SF PIT 1/1 17/12 6/0 Hector Rondon SD 1.0,0,0,0,0,2 7/31/16 vs. SEA MIL 5/16/17 vs. CIN 0/1 21/17 8/4 Pedro Strop 6/2 vs. STL-W 0.1,0,0,0,0,1 PIT 9/19/15 vs. STL 5/17/17 vs. CIN 0/1 23/15 16/7 Koji Uehara SD-L 1.0,1,1,1,1,2 5/4/17 vs. PHI 5/18/17 vs. CIN SF 1/3 20/13 5/ TOTALS 13/18 (.722) 162/117 (.722) 63/21 (.333) #71 WADE DAVIS RHP (2-0, 0.93 ERA, 11 SV, 0 Holds) CAREER: 57-37, 58 SV MOST IP, 2017: 1.0, last 6/2 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: 6/2/17 vs. STL (3-2) Wade has converted his first 11 save chances with Chicago has converted his last 17 since September of last year with Kansas City had a stretch of 64.1 homerless innings snapped May 24 thanks to a Mac Williamson two-run homer has walked six and struck out 25 has a 0.72 WHIP. Yesterday picked up the save with a perfect ninth inning was his first outing since May 24 vs. the Giants. Was charged with an unearned run May 12, thus snapping his scoreless innings streak at 21.1 innings. #32 BRIAN DUENSING LHP (0-0, 3.04 ERA, 0 SV, 2 Holds) CAREER: 42-37, 2 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.0 5x, last 5/22 vs. SF 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 six and struck out 29 in 19 games (23.2 IP) after allowing two runs in 3.0 innings, May 14-18, has recorded 6.2-straight scoreless innings, including 0.2 frames Tuesday in San Diego (allowed two inherited runners to score) went seven-straight appearances (8.2 IP) without a run allowed, April 24-May 9. Has a 0.98 ERA (2 ER/18.1 IP) in his last 14 games. Was activated from the D.L. on April 14 and tossed a scoreless seventh inning in his Cubs debut started the season on the 10-day D.L. due to lower back tightness. #6 CARL EDWARDS JR. RHP (1-0, 0.87 ERA, 0 SV, 6 Holds) CAREER: 1-1, 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: CIN (6-5) LAST SV: CIN (7-4) Carl has held opponents to a.092 average (6-for-65) and a.224 OBP has walked 11, struck out 28 and allowed two homers has tossed 5.1 scoreless innings in his last seven outings since May 16. Walked three batters in 0.2 innings yesterday after starting the eighth left with the bases loaded and two out before Pedro Strop struck out Yadier Molina. Tossed a scoreless seventh in San Diego on Wednesday, needing just seven pitches. Struck out the side in Tuesday night s perfect seventh inning. #52 JUSTIN GRIMM RHP (1-0, 6.61 ERA, 0 SV, 1 Hold) CAREER: 19-18, 3 SV MOST IP, 2017: 2.0 5x, last SD 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 Monday from Triple-A Iowa for his third stint with the team, and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings optioned to Iowa, May 10, and pitched in six games for the I-Cubs, going 0-1 with three saves and a 5.40 ERA (4 ER/6.2 IP) held opponent scoreless in five of those outings. With Chicago, has stranded six of nine runners he s inherited walked eight and struck out 17 in 14 outings thus far. Prior to Monday, most recent big league outing was May 7 vs. Yankees surrendered a two-run homer to Jacoby Ellsbury in the eighth inning. #38 MIKE MONTGOMERY LHP (0-3, 2.43 ERA, 1 SV, 0 Holds) CAREER: 8-14, 1 SV MOST IP, 2017: 4.0, 5/25 vs. SF MOST IP, CAREER: 9.0 (2x) last, SD LAST WIN: 8/11/16 vs. STL (4-3, 11 inn.) LAST SV: 5/25/17 vs. SF (5-1) Mike has tossed 31.2 innings in 16 outings, walking 20, striking out 21 and holding opponents to a.208 average (22-for-106) had a stretch of 39.2-consecutive innings without a homer snapped Sunday when he allowed an Austin Barnes solo homer. Picked up his first regular season save with 4.0 shutout innings May 25 vs. the Giants to finish a 5-1 victory. Had an 18.0-inning scoreless streak snapped May 17 when he allowed three runs in the seventh inning vs. Cincinnati. Has gone 3-7 with a save and a 2.21 ERA (24 ER/97.2 IP) in 59 appearances out of the bullpen, compared to 5-7 with a 4.23 ERA (59 ER/125.2 IP) in 23 career starts. #56 HECTOR RONDON RHP (0-1, 4.19 ERA, 0 SV, 7 Holds) CAREER: 14-13, 77 SV MOST IP, 2017: 1.0, last SD MOST IP, CAREER: 2.0 (17x) last, 7/31/16 vs. SEA LAST WIN: 7/31/16 vs. SEA (7-6, 12 inn.) LAST SV: MIL (6-5) Hector has made 21 appearances, allowing 15 hits in 73 at-bats (.205) while walking seven and striking out 25 after he surrendered one earned run in his first 10.1 IP (0.86) ERA, has allowed eight earned runs in his last 10 outings (9.0 IP). Struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday night in San Diego. Surrendered a two-run homer to Yasiel Puig in Sunday s seventh inning. #46 PEDRO STROP RHP (1-2, 3.06 ERA, 0 SV, 6 Holds) CAREER: 16-22, 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: 6/2/17 vs. STL (3-2) LAST SV: 9/19/15 vs. STL (5-4) Pedro has held opponents to a.188 batting average (12-for-64) has walked 10 and struck out 21 in 23 games (17.2 IP) has put together seven-straight scoreless outings (5.2 IP). Yesterday, entered in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and two out struck out Yadier Molina to end the threat, his lone batter faced picked up the win. Allowed the winning run in May 7 s 18th inning, his second inning of work the 2.0 IP marked a season high. His 90 holds are the most in Cubs franchise history, surpassing Carlos Marmol s 82 holds from #19 KOJI UEHARA RHP (1-3, 3.63 ERA, 1 SV, 6 Holds) CAREER: 20-25, 94 SV MOST IP, 2017: 1.0 IP, last SD MOST IP, CAREER: 7.0 BOS LAST WIN: 5/4/17 vs. PHI (5-4) LAST SV: 5/18/17 vs. CIN (9-5) Has pitched scoreless ball in 16 of his 20 outings has walked five and struck out 20 this season, holding opponents to a.212 batting average (14-for-66). Tagged with Wednesday s loss, allowing a run in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie. May 24, issued his first walk since April 16 had gone 10.0-straight innings without allowing a free pass. May 18, picked up his first save of the season, stranding two of three inherited runners with a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 9-5 win CUBS HIGHS AND LOWS CUBS OPPONENTS 11, PIT (14-3)... Largest Winning Margin...8, 5/1 vs. PHI (10-2) 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, PIT... Most Runs... 11, 5/6 vs. NYY 5 (3x), last 5/17 vs. CIN (2nd)... Most Runs, Inn.... 6, COL (3rd) 17 (2x), last PIT... Most Hits (2x), last COL 6, 5/3 vs. PHI (6th)... Most Hits, Inn (4x), last 5/18 vs. CIN (7th) 2 (2x), last LA... Fewest Hits... 4 (5x), last 6/2 vs. STL 4 (2x), last 5/21 vs. MIL... Most Home Runs... 4 (2x), last LAD 2, 5/22 vs. SF (8th)... Most Home Runs, Inn (2x), last 5/1 vs. PHI (7th) 6 (2x), last 5/21 vs. MIL... Most Doubles... 5, 4/18 vs. MIL 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 2 (3x), last 4/19 vs. MIL... Most Stolen Bases... 3, 5/7 vs. NYY 3 (3x), last 5/6 vs. NYY... Most Double Plays Turned... 3 (2x), last 4/12 vs. LAD 3 (2x), 5/19 vs. MIL... Most Errors Committed... 4, BOS 18, 5/7 vs. NYY... Most Left On Base (2x), last 5/4 vs. PHI Longest Winning Streak: 4 games... 4/18-22 Longest Losing Streak: 6 games... last 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, 2x last (Cubs 3, Dodgers 4)... LAD 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: 6 (2x)... 4/18-24 & 4/26-5/2 Consecutive Games Without a Home Run: 2 (3x)... last 5/26-27 Consecutive Errorless Games: /7-9 Consecutive Games With An Error: /6-13 Shortest Game, Time: 2: /23 vs. SF Longest Game, Time: 6:05...5/7 vs. NYY (18 innings) Most Innings: /7 vs. NYY Largest Wrigley Field Crowd: 41,814; 4/15 vs. PIT Largest Road Crowd: 48,322; LAD Series Sweeps: 1 (3 G, 5/16-18 vs. CIN) *Major League Single-Game Record BATTING HIGHLIGHTS Longest Hitting Streak: 12 games, Rizzo... 4/10-23 Most Runs Scored: 4, Bryant... 5/21 vs. MIL Most Hits: 4 (3x), last Bryant... 5/4 vs. PHI Most Total Bases: 9 (3x), Rizzo... 5/24 vs. SF Most Extra-Base Hits: 2 (17x), last Rizzo... 5/24 vs. SF Most Doubles: 2 (5x), last Happ... 5/21 vs. MIL Most Triples: 1 (12x), last Russell... SD Most RBI: 5, Báez... 5/18 vs. CIN Most Stolen Bases: 1 (15x), last Báez... 5/7 vs. NYY Most Walks: 3 (4x), last Rizzo... 6/2 vs. STL Most Strikeouts: 4 (3x), last Happ... LAD 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: 3 (2x), Lackey & Montgomery... 4/12-23 & 4/2-current 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: 10, 4x last Lester... 5/23 vs. SF Reliever: 5, Floro... COL Consecutive Strikeouts: 5, Arrieta and Lester... MIL and STL Consecutive Scoreless Innings, Starter: 7.0 (3x), last Lackey... COL Reliever: 18.0, Montgomery... 4/17-5/13 Consecutive Save Opportunities Converted: 10, Davis... 4/4-current Consecutive Batters Retired: 13, Lester... 5/23 vs. SF Most Runs Allowed: 9, Arrieta... COL Most Hits Allowed: 10 (2x), last Arrieta... BOS Most Homers Allowed: 3, Lackey... 4/17 vs. MIL Most Walks Issued: 6, Anderson... PIT Longest No-Hit Stretch, Start of Game: 3.2 IP, Lackey... LAD MISCELLANEOUS INFO Come-From-Behind Wins: 15 High-Water Mark: 4 games (12-8, 16-12, 25-21) Losses after Leading: 12 Low-Water Mark: 2 games (25-27) Games Won in Last At-Bat: 4 No. of Times at.500 Mark: 9 (1-1, 2-2, 6-6, 7-7, 16-16, 17-17, 18-18, 19-19, 25-25) Walkoff Wins: 3 (4/10 vs. LAD, 4/19 vs. MIL, 5/4 vs. PHI)