7/5 Leftover numbers
Here’s a sad stat: From 1916 (the first year at Wrigley) through 2009, the Cubs never allowed
more than eight runs in two games of a series. They did that in the just completed four-game series against the first-place Reds, losing 12-0 on Friday and 14-3 on Sunday.
The last time the Cubs allowed eight or more runs in an inning to the same team in more than one game in a year was in 1977 against St. Louis. On April 27, ’77, the Cubs gave up eight runs in an inning at Wrigley and on May 30 that year, they served up nine in an inning in St. Louis.
– Carrie Muskat