*The Cubs recalled LHP Zac Rosscup and RHP Neil Ramirez from Triple-A. RHP Blake Parker was optioned to Iowa. Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
*The Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo on the 15-day DL with a stress fracture in his left foot and recalled OF Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno.
*The Cubs have coaxed 64 games in the team’s first 20 games as opposed to only 45 in last year’s first 20. Anthony Rizzo has drawn a walk in each of his last five games.
*Cub starters have gone at least 7 innings each of the first three games of this series, posting a 1.69 ERA.
*Paul Goldschmidt has reached base via hit or walk in 23 of 24 games this season.