Cubs Expected To Keep Joe Maddon For 2019 Season
- Author: Stacy Allen Oct 04, 2018,
Oct 04, 2018, 0:31
Davis, Butera and the Rockies advanced to a division series where they'll face the Brewers. whose roster is full of former Royals: Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Joakim Soria, Erik Kratz, Manny Pina and Jeremy Jeffress.
The Cubs lost a heart-wrenching wild card game on Tuesday, falling 2-1 to the Rockies in 13 innings.
Trevor Story grounded a single through the left side and Gerardo Parra lined one to right, putting runners at first and third.
The 26-year-old Wolters, claimed off waivers from Cleveland in 2016, entered as part of a double switch in the bottom of the 12th. He retired all four batters he faced, including going 1-2-3 in a 13th inning that included an overturn on a Rockies-requested review when Cubs leadoff man Terrance Gore had been ruled to have been hit by a pitch. The Cubs challenged the call to no avail.
After Albert Almora Jr. struck out swinging for the final out, Wolters ran out and grabbed Oberg.
In their nine games at home over the past nine days, the Cubs went 4-5 - scoring 1 or none in the five losses. "Again, that speaks to the quality of the player in the room of the and even though maybe the numbers offensively didn't matchup, these guys put up 95 wins".
The Cubs got another chance when Anthony Rizzo singled with two outs in the eighth, and Maddon went for it.
"I don't know if there is anybody better in the big leagues in a situation like this", said Cubs infielder Daniel Murphy, who faced Lester in the 2015 playoffs with the Mets and the 2017 postseason with the Nationals.
"All I can say is I'm extremely proud of how we've come together", Kris Bryant said.
Though the Cubs' postseason run ended earlier than the team hoped, the loss in last night's NL wild card game doesn't seem like it will lead to a change in the dugout.