Cubs' Maddon tossed again in NLCS; ump admits he missed call

Angelo Anderson
October 19, 2017

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They will send left-hander Jose Quintana to the mound Thursday night against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in a rematch of Game 1.

Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner hit solo shots for Los Angeles, as the two teams combined for five solo homers.

The Dodgers, one win away from reaching their first World Series since 1988, return to another packed Wrigley at 7 tonight for Game 5. The American League consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals; Los Angeles Angels; Minnesota Twins; New York Yankees; Oakland Athletics; Seattle Mariners; Tampa Bay Rays; Texas Rangers; and Toronto Blue Jays. Roberts grinned and replied, "I think that was a once-in-a-lifetime thing". Against Arrieta, the Dodgers opted for left-handed hitters, but also hitters they believed would lift the ball against the big right-hander. The Cubs have now dug themselves a hole that they have one chance to get out of. He joined Aramis Ramirez, Alex Gonzalez, Eric Karros and Gary Matthews as the only Cubs with multi-homer games in the postseason.

It wouldn't be a baseball postseason game without legislative red tape.

When Cubs manager Joe Maddon sits down in the morning with his coffee and forms a lineup for that day's game, it pains him to leave out Javier Baez's name. That's the question, Mr. Shakespeare.

Could we be witnessing the start of a gathering storm?

But this postseason, Baez's bat had been absent. We got through the Washington series with limited offense. "Good for him. Stayed with him as long as I thought we could". "We need to hit".

Jake Arrieta worked 6.2 innings and only allowed three hits and one run with an impressive nine punchouts.

In what may have been his final start as a member of the Cubs, Arrieta made his second start of the postseason and looked like the pitcher Cubs fans have grown accustomed to, striking out four through two innings. Therefore, he'd pitch Wednesday night - his first career postseason start - on three weeks rest, not counting the various simulated games. Dodgers left fielder Andre Ethier hardly moved, other than to turn to see just how far the ball would travel. The ball took off toward a the leftfield video board, right at the image of Contreras' face. The estimated distance was 491 feet.

Cubs closer Wade Davis didn't appear in any of the series' first three games. Baez attacked it, and it soared low and hard into the bleachers. They, of course, held none of those first three leads.

Baez homered again in the fifth inning, this on a curveball that arrived beneath the zone.

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