* The Chicago Cubs have been held to only 4 hits final night time, the 14th time this season through which they did not muster no less than 5 hits. The 1967 membership was the one different Cubs staff to be held down that always within the All-Star period.
* The Pittsburgh Pirates have been a disappointment as nicely; at .240 they’re hitting for his or her lowest common in sixty five years.
* That’s by means of no fault of rookie Josh Bell, who drilled two doubles final night time. Half of Bell’s 70 hits this season have gone for additional bases. No Nationwide League rookie has ever completed a season with a minimum of half his hits going for additional bases (minimal three.1 PA per group recreation).
*Ian Happ’s thirteen house runs tie probably the most by a change-hitter although 50 profession video games in MLB historical past (Jose Cruz Jr. in 1997).
* Kris Bryant has feasted on Pirates pitching in his first three seasons within the bigs. In forty five profession video games versus the Bucs, Bryant is hitting .377 with 10 homers and 34 RBI with a 1.146 OPS.