The Cubs face an 0-3 deficit in the best-of-seven NLCS as they send Jake Arrieta to the mound to start Game 4 on Wednesday.
Baez is 0-for-19 in the playoffs a year after earning co-MVP honors in the NLCS.
Whatever happens in the NLCS against the Dodgers, the Cubs are built for more than a three-year playoff run.
Turner’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Dodgers a 4-1 victory and a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
He might have more cause to feel confident than anyone else in the room after his four-up, four-down performance in Game 2.
Clayton Kershaw and five Dodgers relievers retired the final 18 batters they faced in a 5-2 victory over the Cubs in Game 1.
Agent Scott Boras sees Arrieta bringing the kind of playoff pedigree and credibility to a rebuilding team Lester did as a $155 million free agent.
The Cubs’ rotation was second only to the Indians’ in second-half ERA (3.36), but it enters this series trying to regroup after Game 5 of the NLDS.
The Cubs weren’t even ready Friday to name a Game 1 starter for Saturday (Jose Quintana or John Lackey), but they say they’re ready for the NLCS.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon suggested Jon Lester is his first choice to start Game 2 on Sunday, and the Cubs might swap a bullpen arm or two for the NLCS.
Edwards struggled with command during the NLDS, but his confidence hasn’t waned, and he’ll be leaned on against the Dodgers.
The Cubs came from behind, and closer Wade Davis got the final seven outs in Thursday’s 9-8 victory in Washington.
Lester was nearly flawless in 3-plus relief innings, but the Cubs never scored and now they face Game 5 without him. Never mind what might come next.
Said to be too sick Tuesday to be available for Wednesday, Strasburg struck out 12 in seven innings to beat the Cubs 5-0 in Game 4 and tie the series.
The Cubs’ starters (0.48 ERA) have been the class of the playoff field so far, and Jake Arrieta tries to finish the Nationals in Game 4.