If we do that, there's no team that can beat us, and they know that, so that's why they run their mouth a lot, because they know we're the best. The first two games will be played on FS1.
Cubs skipper Joe Maddon says in many ways the fact that the 162-game season comes down to an extra game to decide the national Central division champion shows why in his view baseball is the ideal sport. "Even when we're struggling we're ahead of everybody".
Because the season-long issues the Cubs could contain or finesse with their individual talent, overall depth and big-market payroll over the course of a six-month season showed up in Monday afternoon's 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. 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. He kept it going in the postseason.
"We've got to stop worrying about other teams", he said.
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This game becomes an instant October classic.
Asked who is running their mouth, Baez responded: "It doesn't matter, like everybody".
That's far from the case for Lester, who takes the mound tonight for his 26th playoff game of his career, and his 12th since joining the Cubs in 2015. "I don't pay attention to it, but it's around us, and if we pay attention, we get in the trap".
The offense was on fire one game, until that fire was doused inexplicably the next. The Cubs move to the NL Wild Card Game, and Jon Lester* will get the start. While riding his trek bike this offseason, he will have much to ponder.