PHILADELPHIA – Jeff Samardzija is a homegrown player who’s not afraid of the big-market pressures. He has the 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame to carry 200 innings.
PHILADELPHIA – Cubs leadoff guy Emilio Bonifacio won’t be sparking this lineup anytime soon.
After a six-game homestand where the Cubs won five of six games, the North Siders pack their bags for a 10-game road trip.
A leaderboard is positioned in the visitor's clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, but it doesn't track the type of stats you may be thinking.