Jon Lester Offers Blunt Assessment Of Cubs’ Wild-Card Loss To Rockies

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On paper, the National League wild-card game doesn't seem that memorable, that momentous.

This is the first time the Rockies have advanced to the NLDS since 2009 when they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Through 162 games played in the regular season, the Cubs won 95 of them. Finally, during the thirteenth, the Rox got the run they needed courtesy of an unlikely hero, third-string catcher Tony Wolters, and then kept the Cubs quiet during their final at-bat. He stunned Chicago, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out six batters through 6 2/3 innings pitched. It was another very disappointing appearance, and I remarked that I'm not sure the Cubs could justify carrying him on a postseason roster at this point.

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I know, because, especially in our first two years of college, I often drank with him. Schumer told reporters, adding, "We have nothing to do with delay.

As the Cubs were playing the Cardinals on Sunday, trying to force a Game 163 against the Brewers, Joe Maddon brought in Carl Edwards Jr.to try to hold down what was already a huge lead.

"You come out of the game there and Terrance Gore scores, he steals a base - you can't really question it", said Rizzo, who was seen telling Maddon "no, no, no, no" at the time. Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked and Baez got tagged out by Arenado on Willson Contreras' grounder to third.

The Rockies and Cubs battled in extra innings, but neither offense could get going until the Rockies struck in the 13th inning. The Rockies aren't ending a nine-year postseason drought. Heyward struck out to end the inning. His in-game decisions have notably been under a magnifying glass in the playoffs, including in the final two games of the World Series in 2016, when overused closer Aroldis Chapman, who faltered late before the Cubs responded to capture their long-awaited championship. This was the team that tied for the most wins in the National League.

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