*The Chicago Cubs are on a remarkable run of winning games without scoring many runs. They are the eighth team in MLB history – and just the fifth since 1960 – to win as many as five consecutive games while scoring three runs or fewer in each. The longest such streak all-time is seven games by the 1878 Boston Red Caps.
*The Cubs’ pitching staff has a number of dazzling streaks going:
— No ER allowed in last 29 IP.
— No ER allowed by starters in last 33.2 IP.
— No ER allowed by starters in 5 straight games – 1st time for Cubs in last 100 years.
*Javier Baez has seven errors in 2018 (five at second base, two at shortstop), tied with Oakland’s Marcus Semien for the most in MLB (considering all positions).
*Among the 55 pitchers to start at least 50 career games at Wrigley Field, Kyle Hendricks has the third-lowest ERA at the Friendly Confines (2.44) trailing only Jim Vaughn (2.18) and Jake Arrieta (2.31).
*Nolan Arenado leads NL players in RBI since 2015 (406) , with Anthony Rizzo third on the list (328).