Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Cincinnati
*The Chicago Cubs in 2015 are all about the long at-bat. They walk a lot (202 times – 3rd most in MLB), strike out a lot (561 times – ties for MLB high with Houston), and typically see quite a few pitches (4.0 pitches/plate appearance – tops in MLB).
*Since August 10, 2012, the Reds have won 18 of 20 games at Wrigley Field.
*Joey Votto once hit three home runs in a game against the North Siders. But it’s now been just over two years (6/11//13) since he went deep against Cubs pitching, and he’s done so only twice in the last five seasons.
*Get Johnny Cueto early. This season, Cueto has a 4.91 ERA in the first inning, and a 2.27 mark in the second inning and after.