Rockies win NL Wild Card thriller

Jo Caldwell
October 3, 2018

The unprecedented schedule in baseball on Monday, with two tiebreakers, makes this feel like a consolation game, but it shouldn't be - and it isn't. Jon Lester would be on any short list of pitchers you would want in a sudden-death situation.

The angst returned in spades this year, and blowing the division lead to the Brewers in Game 163 only made things worse heading into the do-or-die wild-card game against the Rockies.

The Chicago Cubs are ready to take on The Milwaukee Brewers today for an afternoon tiebreaker game that will determine the victor of the National Central Division.

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The main airport at Palu was damaged, landslides had cut off key roads while "power is out nearly everywhere", she added. Hundreds of people were lined up for fuel at gas stations across Palu , with waiting cars snarling traffic.

The veteran lefty is going to get the call against the Rockies Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in a "Win or Go Home" Wild Card contest just after 7 PM.

Add Kyle Freeland to the list of hometown heroes.

Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a anxious Joe Maddon offered these words to The Post.

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Marquez last faced the Dodgers all the way back on June 30th when he allowed just two hits and one earned run in eight innings. He hasn't started a postseason game since 2014 but in three total playoff outings, is 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.

The Rockies won it with three two-out singles in the 13th against Kyle Hendricks by Trevor Story, Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters.

Overall, the Cubs' bullpen has been pretty shaky lately, as Steve Cishek and Justin Wilson all finished September with an ERA above 4.

For the Rockies, it will be the third game in three days in three different time zones. 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. Even though this marked the fourth consecutive postseason appearance for the Cubs, a franchise record, there are many questions facing the team.

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