Four days after pitching nearly four innings of relief in the Cubs’ Game 4 loss to the Nationals, Lester will go back to work against the Dodgers.
GREENBERG: Arrieta could spend his last few hours as a Cub Thursday. There’s a train clattering in the distance, coming to carry him to his new home.
We love baseball, especially now with the Cubs back in the playoffs. But we especially love safe baseball.
If the Cubs eliminate the Nationals in Game 4, will Hendricks start Game 1 of the NLCS in Los Angeles or will he be bumped for Jon Lester?
Instead of a resolution, Finance Chairman Edward Burke (14th) originally wanted to change the municipal code to require more protective netting.
“I know I can make those plays,” Zobrist said. “This is when it counts the most, and that’s when you need to make them the most.”
Arrieta says he’s trying to ‘‘capture some mental images of Wrigley and the fan base and my teammates and just try and remember as much as I can.’’
Jon Jay, Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward will take their cuts from the left side against two-time Cy winner Max Scherzer.
Many fans arrived shortly after sunrise Monday to soak up the atmosphere around Wrigley Field before the Cubs’ first postseason home game.
The lawsuit represents one of the latest in a series of similar incidents at ballparks around the country which have led to calls for extended nets.
“Every game is a must-win,” Scherzer said. “This is going to be a crazy atmosphere here at Wrigley. I can’t wait to toe the rubber.”
Maybe the Cubs would have staggered to the finish line in first place without Quintana, but they’d have no shot to win another World Series.
ROEPER: The ballpark of the championship Cubs hosts a rocker with a lifelong passion for the team in a concert film lush with gorgeous visuals.
Around Wrigley Field, bars and restaurants compete for customers. But when it comes to property taxes, they operate on an uneven playing field.
No ninth-inning homer by Dexter Fowler, no harm, no fouling this up for the Cubs — or so it would seem. They’ve won six straight, tying a season high.