| Breaking News |
|Monday, June 30th, 2031: National Player of the Week Selected|
A red-hot bat made Brandon Craig the obvious choice for this week's National Player of the Week.
The Chicago third baseman laid down some numbers that no one else could match, including a .414 average, 12 hits in 29 at-bats, 5 home runs, 10 RBIs and 8 runs scored. Say no more...he got the award.
For the season, Craig is hitting at a .314 clip with 19 home runs, 53 RBIs and has scored 46 runs. He has 64 hits, 25 walks and a .397 on-base percentage.
|Friday, June 20th, 2031: Great Day for Muńóz! 5 Hits!|
Players get multi-hit games all the time. But a 5-hit game only comes around once in a blue moon. It happened at Wrigley Field when Fernando Muńóz of Chicago scattered 5 hits all over the ballpark against the Cincinnati Reds.
He walloped 5 hits in 5 at-bats in his career-day performance to help the Cubs get by the Reds 13-3.
In a talkative and jovial mood after the game, the left fielder of the Cubs exclaimed, "Whoa, my swing was really, really there today. I made some good, sweet-spot contact and when that happens...good things happen...like 5-5. I could get used to a lot of days like this one."
F. Muńóz doubled in the 2nd, singled in the 4th, singled in the 5th, hit a solo-shot off R. Thompson in the 7th and hit a two-run home run off R. Thompson in the 9th.
Thus far this season Muńóz has hit .290 with 3 home runs, 14 RBIs and scored 11 times.
|Saturday, June 14th, 2031: Cubs Shortstop Out|
Chicago shortstop Bryan James has a damaged meniscus, suffered while running the bases. He's expected to be out for 8 weeks.
So far in 2031 James has hit .321 with 14 home runs and 48 RBIs. He has played in 59 games and scored 41 times.
|Player||Injury||Out for...||Disabled List Status|
|SS Bryan James||damaged meniscus (knee)||3 weeks||25 day(s) left (60-day DL)|| |
|Record overall||52-40, .565 PCT|
|Position in Division||2nd, .5 GB|
|Record at home||27-21, .563 PCT|
|Record on the road||25-19, .568 PCT|
|Record in X-inning games||3-4, .429 PCT|
|Record in one-run games||9-13, .409 PCT|
|Record versus LHP||13-10, .565 PCT|
|Record versus RHP||39-30, .565 PCT|
|Record last 10 games||7-3, .700 PCT|
|Record in April||12-9, .571 PCT|
|Record in May||17-11, .607 PCT|
|Record in June||14-13, .519 PCT|
|Record in July||9-7, .563 PCT|
|Team Batting Stats & Rankings|
|Batting Average||.313 - 1st in NL|
|On-Base Percentage||.395 - 1st in NL|
|Slugging Percentage||.561 - 1st in NL|
|On-Base + Slugging||.956 - 1st in NL|
|Runs Scored||691 - 1st in NL|
|Hits||1048 - 1st in NL|
|Extra-Base Hits||405 - 1st in NL|
|Home Runs||201 - 1st in NL|
|Bases-On-Balls||422 - 4th in NL|
|Strikeouts||593 - 7th in NL|
|Stolen Bases||74 - 7th in NL|
|Team Pitching Stats & Rankings|
|Earned Run Average ||6.01 - 5th in NL|
|Starters' ERA||5.84 - 4th in NL|
|Bullpen ERA||6.33 - 6th in NL|
|Runs allowed||592 - 5th in NL|
|Hits allowed||933 - 4th in NL|
|Opponents AVG||.285 - 4th in NL|
|BABIP||.308 - 4th in NL|
|Home Runs allowed||141 - 6th in NL|
|Bases-On-Balls||408 - 8th in NL|
|Strikeouts||554 - 6th in NL|