Colorado Rockies Podcast: Flying the L into the NLDS

As the Cubs were playing the Cardinals on Sunday, trying to force a Game 163 against the Brewers, Joe Maddon brought in Carl Edwards try to hold down what was already a huge lead.

Chicago lost two home games with a chance to reach the NL Division Series.

To add more misery to the Cubs' anemic offense, the team wasted an incredible outing from their starting pitcher.

This will be the fourth time Lester has pitched in a "Win or Go Home" game in his playoff career and his second with the Cubs, although this will be his first start.

Of course it wasn't, and wild was only the tip of the iceberg of adjectives one could use to describe the Rockies' 2-1 win that spanned two days and almost five hours (an actual historically long postseason contest) and shaved unknowable years off all of our lives. And this loss stings. "We've really flipped this culture here".

"Obviously I don't ever want to come out of a baseball game, but at that point you put your cheerleading pom-poms on".

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But they didn't just blow it against the Colorado Rockies in the NL Wild Card Game, which was one of the most thrilling one-game playoffs we've ever seen.

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.

Baez walked leading off against Seunghwan Oh and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Almora. Arenado smiled and patted him rather than try a throw to first.

"We didn't make it easy on ourselves, that's for sure", Story said, "but we're going to enjoy this one tonight and we're definitely not done". "Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good".

"We've got to go out there and compete, and if we do that, there's no team that can beat us", Baez said, "and they know that".

  • Lawrence Cooper