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.
“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.”
Is the College Football Playoff a possibility for the Irish? Win out, and it’s all but a sure thing (but that’s easy for me to say).
Arrieta’s time with the Cubs almost surely will end with the final out of the season. That stark truth never felt more real than it did in Game 4.
Nearly two weeks into a third straight postseason, the Cubs are having a hard time lighting the fire. That’s not glass-half-empty. It’s just reality.
After Game 2, we got a lot of sort-of answers from Lackey. But then, the Cubs sort of look doomed right now. The bullpen is sort of an epic disaster.
“I’m a pretty confident player,” Almora said. “I trust my abilities. I trust what I can do on the baseball field.”
Chaos equals fun in the college game. If only No. 1 Alabama had played along, some of us would be dancing in the streets.
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.
Jon Lester on Davis: “He doesn’t care about tomorrow. He doesn’t care about the next day. He knows about now. That’s a bad [expletive] right there.”
Credit Maddon for sticking with his guy for four innings — which, in this stupendously drunk game, was a vital stretch — and Hendricks for surviving.
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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.
“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.”
There’s no way to fake eight victories in 10 years over chief rival Michigan. The Spartans have bounced back in dramatic fashion from an awful 2016.