As for the bullpen, Cole Hamels will be available in relief and Pedro Strop could see his first action since September 13. Anthony Rizzo's solo shot accounted for the Cubs' lone run in a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee, while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit back-to-back blasts to get the Rockies on the board in their 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Chicago Cubs are ready to take on The Milwaukee Brewers today for an afternoon tiebreaker game that will determine the victor of the National Central Division.
Baez continued: "That's why they run their mouths a lot because they know we're the best and even though we're struggling, we're like [ahead] of everybody". The first two games will be played on FS1. Maybe they had blown a five-game lead in the division, but they were still alive, which only nine other teams could say on October 2.
But after Almora singled to lead off the second, Freeland retired the next 12 hitters through the fifth inning, and the zeroes on the old center field scoreboard kept piling up as the night went on. It was another very disappointing appearance, and I remarked that I'm not sure the Cubs could justify carrying him on a postseason roster at this point. No moment will feel bigger than the 2016 World Series for those players who experienced that epic Game 7 in Cleveland.
Many Royals fans cheered for Cain as did Hosmer, who tweeted: "Lo Cain!"