GREENBERG: The Cubs’ season was far from a nonstop thrill ride. But it sure beat watching some other city zoom by with its hands in the air.
“To have disappointment in a year in which you reach the NLCS for the third straight year shows just how much the …bar has been raised,” Epstein said.
Maybe Rizzo should stick to hitting and maybe Strop if your new leadoff guy?
TELANDER: Do you say it’s been a great year or do you say it’s been a disappointing year? Both are accurate.
“We ended up proving a lot of people wrong — and that’s a little satisfying,” Kris Bryant said. “A satisfying piece to take into [next] season.”
There’s no good way to lose a playoff series, but there certainly are bad ways. An 11-1 loss in an elimination game would be an example of the latter.
After this win, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was quick to cite Kershaw going to the World Series as his top source of joy.
Whether fatigue, bullpen woes or lack of hitting doomed their 2017 playoff run, the Cubs say their dynasty plans remain intact.
Clayton Kershaw spruced up his reputation of being mediocre in the postseason by pitching six innings of one-run ball in Game 5 of the NLCS
Team president Theo Epstein had his manager’s back, and he also vowed to address pitching issues this winter.
Picture page: Pregame sights in and around Wrigley Field before the Cubs-Dodgers Game 5 of the NLCS
Jay’s future with the Cubs is unknown after this season, but if he had the chance, the Miami native would love the opportunity to come back.
Albert Almora will lead off and Kyle Schwarber will bat second for the Cubs against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday
Don’t tell Javy Baez the defending World Series Champion Cubs are a game away from elimination in the NLCS.