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    White Sox Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh

    * The White Sox are 9-3 all-time at home against the Pirates, while shutting Pittsburgh out twice over their last three meetings in Chicago. * The Pirates’ pitching staff has put up 30 straight scoreless innings and earned five shutouts in the team’s last six games. The Pirates have shut out three consecutive opponents for the first time since October 1976. The last time the Pirates shut out four straight opponents was May 17-21, 1972. * Chicago’s NHL team, the […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday @ Cleveland

    * The Indians shut out the Cubs, 6-0, yesterday in Chicago. Cleveland has now won 17 of its last 18 games when scoring five or more runs and each of its last seven. The team started the year 3-4 when scoring five or more runs. * The Cubs were shut out for the fifth time in 2015 and tallied just four hits. Four of the Cubs’ five shutouts have come at home, where they average over a run less per […]

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    Blackhawks Game 6 Notes For Monday vs. Tampa Bay

    * The Blackhawks beat the Lightning, 2-1, on Saturday night, and have now won all three of their games in this year’s Stanley Cup Final by the exact same score. Since Joel Quenneville took over head coaching duties in 2008-09, Chicago is 15-4 in potential series clinching games. * Tampa Bay is 8-4 on the road during this year’s playoffs. Tonight marks the third time in the 2015 postseason that the Bolts will be facing elimination – they won the […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Monday @ Pittsburgh

    * The White Sox and Pirates will be meeting for the first time since the 2010 campaign. The White Sox hold an 8-1 record against the Bucs from 2008-10, with a run differential of +35 (64-29). * Despite scoring only nine runs in the six contests, the Pirates have posted a 4-2 record on their current home stand. The starting pitching has kept them afloat with quality starts in all six of those games, while also posting a 1.04 ERA […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Monday vs. Cleveland

    * The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs are squaring off for the first time since 2009. The clubs have split their only 14 meetings all-time. * Kris Bryant has been able to stay patient at the plate, working an 0-2 count to a 3-2 count an MLB-best 16 times this season. * Jake Arrieta has struck out at least five batters in each of his last 15 starts dating back to 2014, tied with Cole Hamels for the second-longest active […]

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    White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Tampa

    * This is the first meeting between the White Sox and the Rays this season. In 2014, the White Sox took five of the seven contests between the two teams. * In their last 13 games, the Rays have held the opposition to two or fewer runs eight times. On the season, their 30 games of allowing two runs or fewer ranks second among all MLB teams (St. Louis 33). * John Danks has allowed five runs or more in […]

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    Blackhawks Game 6 Notes For Saturday @ Tampa Bay

    * The Blackhawks defeated the Lightning, 2-1, on Wednesday night – these clubs’ fourth straight game decided by a single marker. The last time the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final were all one-goal affairs was in 1968 (Montreal swept St. Louis, 4-0, in that series). * Brandon Saad netted the game-winner Wednesday night, earning first-star accolades, and giving him eight goals during the 2015 playoffs – one more than he had in his first 44 career postseason […]

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    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 […]

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    Cubs Game Notes For Thursday vs. Cincinnati

    * The Cubs have won three straight and seven of their last eight games against the Reds, including four of the five matchups between the clubs this season. Cincinnati has 61 victories against the Cubs since the beginning of the 2010 campaign – the most wins by any team against Chicago in that span. * The Reds are outscoring their opponents 26-8 during their current season high-tying four-game winning streak. Cincinnati has just one win in its last 10 road […]

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    Blackhawks Game 4 Notes For Wednesday vs. Tampa

    * The Lightning beat the Blackhawks, 3-2, at United Center on Monday night, taking a 2-1 lead in the series, and winning their eighth road game of the 2015 playoffs. Just four teams all-time have won more road tilts in a single postseason (all of which won 10): 1995 Devils, 2000 Devils, 2004 Flames and 2012 Kings. * Each of the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final has been decided by a single marker for the first time […]

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