2017 Postseason

Dodgers @ Cubs: Darvish vs Hendricks (NLCS Game 3)

LAD (2-0): RHP Yu Darvish
CHC (0-2): RHP Kyle Hendricks
First pitch: 8:00pmCST (TBS)

Thankfully, we’re back at Wrigley. Hendricks went 3-2 with a 2.83 at home this year. He missed the Dodgers, but he went 1-1 with a 0.71 ERA against them in the NLCS last year. Overall they are 7-37 (.189) against him. Turner is 2-7 with a HR.

Cubs @ Dodgers: Quintana vs Kershaw (NLCS Game 1)

CHC (0-0): LHP José Quintana 
LAD (0-0): LHP Clayton Kershaw 
First pitch: 7:08pmCST (TBS)

The Cubs head back to the NLCS for the third year in a row (!?), this time as the underdogs. There are a lot of reasons not to be optimistic, mostly having to do with a bullpen that seems to think that throwing strikes can cause cancer.

There’s also a lot of evidence to suggest that the Cubs are a very good baseball team and a bunch of drama queens, who pull it together only when they have to. 

Nationals @ Cubs: Roark vs Arrieta (NLDS Game 4)

WAS (1-2): RHP Tanner Roark (0-0, —)
CHC (2-1): RHP Jake Arrieta (0-0, —) 
First pitch: 3:00pmCST (TBS)

Arrieta left his last start early (Sept. 26 in St. Louis) with a strained hamstring. Let’s hope it holds up. He went 3 innings and gave up 3 runs and was tagged with the loss. 

He went 14-10 with a 3.53 for the season, including going 5-2 with a 2.90 at Wrigley. In 7 post-season starts, Arrieta has a 3.64 ERA.