* Even with last night’s loss, this is the latest the Chicago Cubs have been above .500 since the end of the 2009 season.
* Kris Bryant has showed off his patience all season long, and last night he showed off his power as well, hitting his first career home run. Bryant is the first player in nearly 70 years to record double-digit walks and double-digit RBI in his first dozen road games. The last was Brooklyn’s George Shuba in 1948.
* Addison Russell, who has been batting exclusively in the ninth spot in the order since April 24, extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the third inning last night.
*The Brewers have gotten very little production from right-handed batters with a .218 batting average (29th in MLB) and .272 OBP (last).