Cubs Game Notes For Wednesday @ NY Mets
* The Chicago Cubs have dominated the New York Mets since the beginning of 2014 (winning 10 of 12), playing especially well in the later innings (outscoring the Mets 16-4 from the 7th inning on).
*The Cubs have won seven straight against New York, one win shy of matching their best winning streak against the Mets in franchise history – eight games, done twice (1991 and 2003-2004).
*The Cubs’ bullpen has 18 totals wins on the season, tied for most in MLB (Dodgers).
* Anthony Rizzo has displayed great power and baserunning this season. He is one of three MLB players with at least 15 home runs and 10 stolen bases. The others are Paul Goldschmidt and Manny Machado.
* Jon Lester is generating swings and misses on over 40 percent of his curveballs thrown this season – one of the highest rates in the NL.