Chicago Cubs News: Cubs once again headed to the NLCS
If you didn’t stay up for it–and we’d understand if you didn’t–the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Washington Nationals and claimed their third straight trip to the NLCS. It was capped off by a gutsy seven out save from Wade Davis.
The Chicago Cubs will pack up and head to Los Angeles for an NLCS rematch with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Earlier this year, Dave Roberts talked about how he felt his team was the team to beat now, not the Cubs. Well, he’s going to get a chance to prove it as the Cubs moved one step closer to a repeat in beating the Nationals on Thursday.
After stupendous pitching for the first four games, the offense wanted its spot in the limelight. After tallying just eight runs in the first four games, the Cubs posted a nine-spot on Thursday. It essentially became a battle of attrition, as both managers went deep into their pen. The Cubs rallied off of Max Scherzer, who might not have been prepared to go although he said he was. The Cubs scored four runs off him (two earned), and managed to hold off the Nationals attempts at a comeback.
The man that started off the game last night with a double is the man the Cubs need to bring back next season. Jon Jay has been a vital part of this run, and looks like that might continue into the NLCS. Originally thought to just be a signing to provide some depth, Jay has been right in the middle of the Cubs success. It would be wise for Theo Epstein to look at bringing him back again this winter.
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