Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards

Elena Summers
October 3, 2018

Wolters, a reserve catcher who entered as part of a double switch in the bottom of the 12th, came up with runners at the corners and drove in Trevor Story with a liner back up the middle off Kyle Hendricks, quieting the Wrigley Field crowd of 40,151 on a crisp fall night.

Once the last out was recorded and the Rockies' tickets to Milwaukee stamped (they'll take on the quietly powerful Brewers beginning Thursday, October 4), the Cubs faithful went straight to their phones and began tapping out messages of pain and remorse. He retired all four batters he faced, including going 1-2-3 in a 13th inning that included an overturn on a Rockies-requested review when Cubs leadoff man Terrance Gore had been ruled to have been hit by a pitch. The Rockies aren't ending a nine-year postseason drought. We just got a little bit challenged offensively at the end of the year; obviously that hurt us.

Major League Baseball just released the umpire assignments for the Wild Card Games and the Division Series.

This time, it was Kyle Freeland cruising through Maddon's lineup.

On Tuesday, they did just that with ESPN.


Anthony Rizzo grounded into a double-play with two on in the sixth, and they left the bases loaded in the seventh when Jason Heyward struck out.

Starting on three days' rest for the first time in the pros, Freeland struck out six in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

That came to the first hitter of the game, Charlie Blackmon.

Ottavino had an 0-2 count on Baez when his third pitch got too much of the plate.

With the Red Sox, Lester allowed three runs in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in a loss to the Rays in 2008.

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