Post-game notes from #Cubs win
The Cubs beat the Brewers, 7-2, on Thursday at Wrigley Field. Here are some post-game notes courtesy of the Cubs media relations department:
JAKE ARRIETA now has won his last 16 decisions, tied for the longest streak by a Cubs pitcher in franchise history along with Rick Sutcliffe’s 16-game winning streak spanning the 1984-85 seasons. Arrieta is the first Cubs pitcher to go 5-0 in his first five starts since Greg Maddux in 2006.
The Cubs have won Jake Arrieta’s last 18 regular season starts, a new franchise record. They’ve outscored the opponent, 99-22, in those 18 games.
Arrieta did give up a run in the fifth inning to snap a streak of 52 2/3-consecutive scoreless innings at home, the second-longest streak by a Major League pitcher in the modern era. The White Sox’s Ray Herbert holds the record with 54-straight scoreless innings at home during the 1962-63 seasons.
However, Thursday was Arrieta’s first non-quality start since allowing four runs in five innings on June 16, 2015, vs. Cleveland.
ANTHONY RIZZO reached base four times for the second time this season. He drove in his 23rd run, tying him for the most RBI by a Cubs player in April since Derrek Lee had 28 RBI in April 2005.
DEXTER FOWLER now has driven in a run in a career-best five-straight games.
NOTES: The Cubs are 16-5, and it’s their best 21-game start since going 17-4 in 1907.
They drew a season-high 11 walks, and now have drawn at least 10 in three games this year. However, the Cubs also left a season-high 14 runners on base.
The Cubs saw a season-high 199 pitches. The previous high was 198 pitches by Reds pitchers last Thursday at Great American Ball Park.
KRIS BRYANT extended his hitting streak to six games with a third inning single. He was pulled to undergo an MRI on his right ankle after rolling it while running the bases.