Cubs Game Notes For Saturday vs. St. Louis
*Some numbers on Kyle Hendricks in the Chicago Cubs’ Friday victory over the St. Louis Cardinals:
Fewest pitches by any pitcher in a 9-inning CG since 6/29/12 (Aaron Cook, Bos, 81-pitch CG @ Sea)
Fewest pitches by ChC pitcher in a 9-inning CG since 5/24/01 (Jon Lieber, 78-pitch CG vs Cin)
1st 9-inning CG by ChC pitcher vs StL since 9/18/05 (Carlos Zambrano)
1st CG shutout by ChC pitcher vs StL since 5/07/02 (Kerry Wood)
*Among pitchers in MLB history who have started 100 or more games, Yu Darvish has the highest strikeout rate, 11.02 per nine innings. But he’s also walking three and a half hitters per nine innings.
*The Friendly Confines has been a house of horrors for Michael Wacha (6.20 ERA).