Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Phillies
* 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)