9/27 Extra bases – UPDATED
The Cubs have yet to name a starter for Friday. It’ll be either Casey Coleman or Jeff Samardzija. Mike Quade said they wanted to give Carlos Silva a chance to start but he has not been able to build up enough arm strength. Silva has not pitched since Sept. 7. He missed his next scheduled start because of soreness in his right elbow.
* The Cubs finished the home schedule at Wrigley Field with a 35-46 record. They batted .265 at home, 14 points higher than they have on the road. Cubs pitchers compiled a 4.48 ERA at Wrigley, 38 points higher than their 4.10 ERA on the road.
* This season could be the first without a doubleheader, either traditional or split, since 1985. Since the first ever doubleheader in 1880, the only other year besides 1985 in which the Cubs did not play one was in 1881. (Thanks to historian Ed Hartig for the note)
* Carlos Zambrano enters Monday’s game 6-0 with a 1.21 ERA and a .190 batting average against in his last eight starts. It’s the second best ERA in that span, trailing only Seattle’s Felix Hernandez (1.06 ERA).
– Carrie Muskat