Add Kyle Freeland to the list of hometown heroes. Freeland finished the regular season with a 2.85 ERA and a 17-7 record, going 9-1 with a 2.49 ERA the second half.
The losing team will go on to play in the one-game National League Wild Card game, with the victor getting a few days off before advancing to the NL Division Series.
You certainly get nervous when you hear about a pitcher's forearm, because of its connection to the elbow.
In the biggest game of his young career, the Denver native put on a show-stopping performance at Wrigley Field that punched the Colorado Rockies' ticket to the NLDS in an extra-innings, 2-1 win over the Cubs in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday night. Maybe they had blown a five-game lead in the division, but they were still alive, which only nine other teams could say on October 2. 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. Arenado led the National League in home runs with 38 while Story was just one behind with 37.
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Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a anxious Joe Maddon offered these words to The Post. He kept it going in the postseason.
The Cubs caught a break in the sixth after Ian Happ walked leading off and Kris Bryant lofted a fly to right that David Dahl watched fall in for a single, putting two on with one out.
Not this time. Rizzo quickly grounded into an inning-ending double play, and the would-be storybook rally had crashed-and-burned.
You knew they would.