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  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. St. Louis

    * The Cubs are 8-4 against the Cardinals this season, despite being outscored by a 48-44 margin over the 12 games. The Cubs have won five of the six games this year played at Wrigley Field. * Chicago scored 39 runs (13.0 per game) in sweeping a three-game home set with the Mets through Thursday. It was their most runs scored in any three-game series since June 1-3, 1987 at home versus the Astros (40). * St. Louis is 9-2 […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Thursday @ Detroit

    * The White Sox beat the Royals, 5-3, at Kauffman Stadium yesterday, taking two of three in Kansas City, and winning for the fourth time in their last five games overall. Chicago has had at least 10 hits in a season-long five straight contests. * Detroit dropped a 5-3 decision in Cleveland on Wednesday, getting swept three straight by the Indians, and losing its fifth consecutive game overall. The Tigers are just 9-28 in their last 37 games – worst […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. NY Mets

    * While the Cubs have been able to overcome their issues in the starting rotation this season (1.18 ERA increase over 2016), the New York Mets have not been as lucky (1.50 ERA increase). * Anthony Rizzo has been a menace against New York in his career, boasting one of the highest slugging percentages by a Mets opponent all-time at .619, his highest against any NL opponent. * Asdrubal Cabrera recorded his sixth multi-hit game this month on Tuesday night, […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday vs. NY Mets

    * The Mets took three of four games in a home series against the Reds this past weekend. The Mets have hit .262 on the road and .238 at home this season. This difference of +.024 batting average on the road is the largest in MLB. * The Cubs were swept by the Brewers and now own a two-game lead over the Cardinals and 2.5 game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central. The Cubs have been swept six times […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Tuesday @ Kansas City

    *The White Sox slugged the ball all over the yard over the past three days, pounding out 32 runs – 20 more than they’d scored over their previous five games total. *The Royals .314 team batting average in September ranks first in the majors. *Jose Abreu collected eight RBIs over the last three days to bring his season total to 92. He’s the sixth player in White Sox history to post at least four straight seasons reaching 90 RBI (Thomas, […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. San Francisco

    * The Giants have won just one series versus the White Sox all-time, their first ever regular-season series played against Chicago (won two of three games at Chicago in June 2003). Since that series, the White Sox are 6-1 in seven games played against San Francisco. * The Giants snapped their three-game losing streak by winning, 11-3, at Colorado on Wednesday (San Francisco had scored a total of 12 runs over its three-game losing streak). This weekend, the Giants will […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Milwaukee

    * These are the final three games that will be played between the Brewers and Cubs at Wrigley Field this season. So far, the teams are 3-3 when playing against each other at Wrigley Field; Milwaukee is looking to finish the season with a winning record at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2013 (6-3) – the Brewers went 9-20 there from 2014-16. * The Brewers were swept at Cincinnati earlier this week, being outscored 21-8 over the three […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday @ Pittsburgh

    * Since PNC Park opened in 2001, the Cubs have fared better against the Pirates than any other National League opponent in their road games (78-65). * Since entering the league in 2013, no pitcher has beaten the Cubs more than Gerrit Cole’s nine wins. *Kris Bryant abecame the first Cub all-time to hit 25 or more home runs in each of their first three seasons to start their MLB career. * Jose Quintana has been one of the best […]

  • White Sox Game Notes For Friday vs. Tampa Bay

    * The Rays hit four home runs in their last game against the White Sox to clinch the first series (2-1) between the two teams this season. Tampa Bay has an 8-5-2 (.600) series record against Chicago in the current decade. * The Rays’ pitching unit has a 3.74 ERA since the All-Star break, which ranks sixth in MLB (only team in the top seven that doesn’t currently hold a playoff spot). Tampa Bay is batting .226 since the break, […]

  • Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. Atlanta

    * This series has been dominated by the Cubs in recent years, with the Cubs going 13-4 against the Braves since 2015 while outscoring them 97-45. Only one other non-interleague matchup over that span has seen one team double the scoring of the other (Indians over the Angels 106-48). * The Braves are having an unusually bad season on the mound for a team that is historically known for its pitching. The team ERA is 4.77, second-worst in any season […]