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

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

And when.170-hitting backup catcher Tony Wolters singled up the middle with two out in the 13 inning off the Kyle Hendricks - the Cubs best pitcher in September - it all flickered out.

Maddon is the only Cubs manager to guide the team to the postseason in four consecutive years, twice making it as a wild card and twice as a division victor. "This is my first time where I think I've gone four years in a row in the postseason".

"You're not going to hear me make excuses and this is not an excuse (but) we have had a lot of things go awry this year and in spite of that we still tied for the most wins in the National League in a 162-game season", Maddon said. "Maybe we needed to get knocked down a peg or two to realize nothing's going to be given to us".

Freeland, meanwhile, allowed just one Cub to reach scoring position before leaving two outs into the seventh inning.

After Lester walked Charlie Blackmon on five pitches, DJ LeMahieu belted a ground-rule double into the ivy in left-center, sending Blackmon to third.

He'll be facing a loaded lineup that features Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, both of whom hit home runs in the NL West playoff loss to Los Angeles on Monday.

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Lester helped Chicago stick around by matching a career playoff high with nine strikeouts in his 26th postseason appearance.

The Cubs had a long line of injuries and didn't get the contributions they expected from some key players, including Yu Darvish and Kris Bryant. Gore promptly stole second base, then came around to score easily on an RBI double to left-center field by Javier Báez.

Hitters had been 0 for 36 against Ottavino with an 0-2 count this year.

"Cole was such a breath of fresh air for us", Epstein said.

To put it mildly, the odds were heavily stacked against the Colorado crew, which was forced by Major League Baseball's insanely compressed post-season schedule to travel to two time zones in two days to try and take down legacy squads on their iconic home fields.


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