Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Phillies

stats_logo_400x225*The Phillies are hitting just .218 in August, their second-worst hitting in the month since 1920 (.214 in 1968).

* Only one rookie in franchise history has hit more home runs in a single month than Darin Ruf’s nine home runs in August – Ryan Howard with 10 in 2005.

* Chicago has depended on the long ball for 43.6 percent of its runs this season, one of the highest marks in team history, second only to 45.6% in 2004.

* Roy Halladay is 32-19 in the month of August since 2001, tied for the fourth-most wins by any pitcher since 2001. (Sabathia 46, Hudson 37, Oswalt 34)

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