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9/3 Hendricks named NL Rookie of the Month

Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks was voted the National League Rookie of the Month for August. Hendricks, who made his Major League debut in July, led NL rookies in wins during his first full calendar month in the big leagues. The 24-year-old posted a 4-0 record while the Cubs went undefeated in all six of his August outings. Hendricks also led qualifying NL rookie pitchers with a 1.69 ERA (7 ER/37 1/3 IP) and ranked second in innings pitched and opponents’ batting average (.206). He struck out 20, which was eighth in the NL, and walked six.

This is the first monthly award for Hendricks, who becomes the first Cubs player to be voted NL Rookie of the Month since Anthony Rizzo in July 2012. Hendricks is the first Cubs rookie pitcher to garner the honor since the award’s inception in 2001.

9/3 Cubs lineup

With both All-Stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro sidelined, the Cubs will have a different look. Kyle Hendricks gets the start in the series finale against the Brewers. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Baez SS
Valbuena 3B
Soler RF
Castillo C
Alcantara CF
Watkins 2B
Valaika 1B
Hendricks P

8/31 Extra bases

* According to Elias, Jorge Soler is the first player in Major League history, since the RBI was invented in 1920, to record an extra base hit and an RBI in each of his first four Major League games.

* Travis Wood is the third left-handed pitcher to start for the Cubs, closing the series Sunday against the Cardinals. It’s the first time they’ve had three consecutive left-handed starting pitchers since Rich Hill, Sean Marshall and Ted Lilly started Aug. 17-18 and August 20, 2007. The Cubs have not started four straight lefties since 1966 (Ken Holtzman, Dave Dowling, Curt Simmons and Dick Ellsworth).

* The Cubs are 16-13 heading into the last day of August, guaranteeing the first .500 or better record this calendar month since going 16-13 in August 2011. The Cubs have reached 17 wins in August just once in the last 20 years (20-8 in 2008).

* Kyle Hendricks leads all NL rookies with four wins and a 1.69 ERA this month. He is one of only three unbeaten NL starters at 4-0 this month (Jeff Locke and Jordan Zimmermann).

* Javier Baez has seven home runs in August, trailing only Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton (eight) for most in the NL this month.

* Hector Rondon has eight saves this month, tied for most in the NL.

* Starlin Castro’s .379 batting average is fourth-best in the NL.

* The Cubs pitching staff have given up four hits or less in seven games in August for the first time in a calendar month since May 2002. The Cubs have only twice in the last 100 years recorded eight games with allowing four hits or less within a calendar month: July 1976 and May 1952.

8/29 Cubs lineup

Anthony Rizzo was not in the Cubs lineup Friday, missing the third straight game because of lower back tightness. Kyle Hendricks gets the start. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Baez 2B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Soler RF
Castillo C
Alcantara CF
Valaika 1B
Hendricks P

8/18 Cubs 4, Mets 1

* Kyle Hendricks posted his sixth straight quality start Monday, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Mets. He gave up one run over seven innings. He’s the first Cubs rookie to have six straight QS since Kerry Wood put together two seven-game streaks in 1998. Hendricks has a 5-1 record and 1.05 ERA in his last six games.

* Javier Baez hit his fifth home run, a two-run shot into the upper deck, in the ninth. He has tied Kevin Roberson (1993) and Carmelo Martinez (1983) as Cubs with five home runs in their first 14 games.

* Anthony Rizzo hit his 28th home run in the eighth inning. It’s his third in his last seven games. He trails the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, who has 32 homers.

* With the win, the Cubs now have won more games in August than they did last year, when they were 8-20 in August 2013.

* Matt Szczur made his first Major League start in left field, subbing for Chris Coghlan, who has been battling a sore left big toe.

8/18 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks gets the start Monday in the Cubs series finale against the Mets. Chris Coghlan is still bothered by a sore toe on his left foot, so Arismendy Alcantara will lead off. And Matt Szczur gets his first Major League start. Here’s the lineup:

Alcantara CF
Baez 2B
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Ruggiano RF
Castillo C
Szczur LF
Hendricks P

8/18 Cubs vs Giants

Kyle Hendricks gets the start Monday in the Cubs series finale against the Mets at Citi Field. Here are the pitching matchups for the upcoming homestand against the Giants:

Tuesday: LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1, 3.15) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (7-8,
Wednesday: RHP Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.74) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (1-3,
Thursday: LHP Travis Wood (7-10, 4.86) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (13-9, 3.14)

8/12 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks gets the start Tuesday night for the Cubs in the second game of their four-game series against the Central Division leaders, the Brewers. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Baez 2B
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Alcantara CF
Ruggiano RF
Castillo C
Hendricks P

8/12 Pitching notes

* Cubs starting pitchers have compiled a 2.43 ERA (9 ER/33 1/3 IP) in their last five games, recording quality starts in each game. The starters have walked nine and struck out 22, and held opponents to a .197 average.

* Tuesday’s starter Kyle Hendricks has four straight quality starts. He’s the first Cubs rookie to do so since Casey Coleman in 2010. The last Cubs rookie to record five straight quality starts was Randy Wells in 2009.

8/7 Cubs lineup

Anthony Rizzo gets a day off Thursday as the Cubs close their three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Baez 2B
Castro SS
Ruggiano RF
Castillo C
Alcantara CF
Valbuena 3B
Valaika 1B
Hendricks P

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