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  • Blackhawks Game Notes For Tuesday @ Montreal

    * The Blackhawks lost, 4-3, in overtime to the Maple Leafs last night at Air Canada Centre, garnering a point in their first three games of the season for the first time since 2014-15 (also started 2-0-1). Chicago has scored 18 goals in 2017-18 – its second most in the first three games of any season all-time (had 19 in 1968-69). * Montreal was shut out, 2-0, by the Rangers in New York on Sunday night, and has been outscored […]

  • Cubs Game 4 Notes For Wednesday vs. Washington

    * The Cubs earned a 2-1 home victory over the Nationals Monday to take a 2-1 series lead. Chicago has just eight runs and 15 hits over the first three games of the series, compared to seven runs and 11 hits by the Nats. They are the only two MLB teams averaging less than 3.00 runs per game in the Division Series round this year. * Teams with a 2-1 lead in in the LDS round have gone on to […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Thursday @ St. Louis

    * Jason Heyward has showed up against his former team this season, notching an RBI in his last four games against them. * Randal Grichuk has been one of the few Cardinals to play well against the Cubs this season, as he is slugging .864. * Matt Carpenter led off Tuesday’s game with a homer off of college teammate Jake Arrieta. Over the last five seasons, Carpenter has 73 homers out of the leadoff spot. The only Cardinals player with […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Wednesday vs. LA Angels

    * The Chicago White Sox are enjoying a solid close to the season, winning 10 of their last 17 games and averaging nearly six runs per game in those contests. * The Los Angeles Angels have won eight of their last nine games against the Chicago White Sox, doubling Chicago’s scoring output in those meetings 54-27. * On Tuesday, Jose Abreu joined a short list of seven players in franchise history to record five multi-homer games in a single season. […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Kansas City

    * In their most recent road game against the White Sox (August 13), the Royals scored 14 runs, tying the most they have scored in a game against Chicago all-time. Kansas City is 29-16 (.644) against Chicago on the road since 2013. * Both teams rank in the top six in hits and batting average for the month of September. Kansas City has 202 hits (2nd) and a .289 average (2nd), while Chicago has 190 hits (4th) and a .271 […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday @ Milwaukee

    *The Brewers have the third-lowest ERA since August 12, trailing only the Indians (2.36) and Nationals (3.17). *The comeback victory for the Cubs last night was their 42nd of the season, tied with the Royals for 2nd in MLB behind the Dodgers (44). *Tonight is career start number 444 for John Lackey and seven for Brandon Woodruff. * Milwaukee is truly a team of our times, in that almost 40 percent of its plate appearances result in a home run, […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Thursday @ Milwaukee

    * In their most recent meeting on September 8-10, the Brewers swept the Cubs in Wrigley Field for the first time since the 2002 season. The Brewers are 6-3 against the Cubs in Chicago this season but have lost two of three in both series in Milwaukee. * The Cubs won seven consecutive games after being swept by the Brewers before losing yesterday to the Rays, 8-1. Since the start of the eight-game run (which began on September 12), the […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday @ Tampa Bay

    * Chicago’s offense has been fantastic since August 1 (first in MLB in runs/game, batting average and on-base percentage), while the Rays have struggled (last in MLB in those three). * The Rays have had issues with left-handed starters all year, including last night against Mike Montgomery, going 17-28, third-worst in MLB. Meanwhile, the Cubs are 21-12 against lefty starters, second-best in MLB (Dodgers, 30-14). * Corey Dickerson is just 1-for-9 in three games against the Cubs this season, but […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @

    * The Astros clinched the AL West on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Mariners. Houston clinched its division in its 149th game, two games fewer than its previous fastest clinch in 1998 (151 games). * The White Sox got their first and only hit with two outs in the ninth inning in Sunday’s 12-0 loss at the Tigers. It was the third time this season Chicago was held to one hit or fewer, its most such games since […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday @ Tampa Bay

    * The Cubs swept aside the Cardinals in three games over the weekend to push their winning streak to six. Chicago now has six winning streaks of at least six games since the start of last season, second most in the NL behind the Dodgers with seven. * The Rays snapped a three-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday. Tampa Bay has 20 wins in games decided by one run this season after winning just […]