*The Cubs are a major league worst at 11-24 in games decided by one or two runs. The Nats are fourth-worst at 14-20.
*The Nats lead the NL East despite having a losing record on the road at 18-20.
*Ian Desmond is hitting only .237, but has 46 RBI, as he’s hit well in key spots including 5/5 with the bases loaded.
*You can break it down several different ways, and Cubs pitching is the best it’s been in quite some time.
Cubs’ ERA Breakdown, 2014, With Franchise Comparison
Lowest for ChC Since. . .
Overall 3.55 1992 (3.39)
At Home 3.14 1992 (2.92)
By Starters 3.78 2009 (3.71)
By Bullpen 3.11 1989 (2.92)