8/19 Hit parade
Cubs pitching held the Mets to four hits in each of the four games in their just-completed series. It’s the second time since 1914 that the Cubs allowed four or fewer hits in four-straight games. The other time came in 1983 — April 28 vs. the Padres and April 29-May 1 vs. the Dodgers. According to Elias, the Cubs are the first big league team to hold their opponent to four or fewer hits in four-consecutive games since 2008 when the Mets had a five-game streak in July. The Cubs are the first to turn the trick in four-straight games in a single series since the Houston Colt 45’s did so in September 1963 against the Mets at the Polo Grounds. In at least the last 100 years, the Cubs have never allowed four or fewer hits in five-straight games.