The Cubs moved one win away from reaching the NLCS for a third straight year.
For the second time in this series, the Cubs found themselves being dominated by the Nationals' starter. The Cubs took game one 3-0 thanks to the effort of Kyle Hendricks on the mound, and the "Bryzzo" duo is coming through with RBI hits, while the Nationals rallied late on Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman home runs late to win 6-3. "Just swinging at bad pitches and taking ones I should hit". Facing Quintana, Strop, Edwards (who was the goat in Game 2 but rebounded with a scoreless eighth on Monday) and Davis, the Nationals managed only one run on three hits. We have a big one [Tuesday], and if we get the series back to D.C.
Maddon made several changes to his Game 2 lineup, while Baker watched his team manage only two singles in Game 1 and didn't alter a thing for Game 2.
Quintana has only faced three players on Washington (Howie Kendrick, Adam Lind, and Matt Wieters), none of which as a member of the Nationals. "That was the right option". I have all of the confidence in the world in him. He hadn't been the same since grotesquely injuring his knee hydroplaning off a wet base on August 12. He didn't return from the disabled list until the last road trip of the season in late September.
"You can learn a lot from your past, but for me, the past is the past", Zimmerman said.
"Going to Chicago 0-2 would have been a pretty tough hole to dig ourselves out of", Zimmerman said.
After Kris Bryant struck out, Nats manager Dusty Baker chose to pitch to Rizzo with first base open, and after Rizzo got his base hit, he was caught yelling, "Respect me". "It can wake up the fans". The Cubs now hold a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series, meaning they could advance to the NL Championship Series with a win on Tuesday. The ball just barely eluded the leap of left fielder Ben Zobrist and went over the fence.
But that's when the Nationals seized their opportunity, with a huge misplay by the Cubs opening the door. "You haven't pitched. It's nearly impossible to go a whole year and nothing be wrong with you". "It was the first time for me in the postseason, it was a different feeling for sure, different because you can't make mistakes".
"So we kind of ran down every scenario of what a five-game series looks like and tried to make the best decision possible for the club".
Carl Edwards Jr. would serve as relief in the eighth, shutting down the top of the Nationals order 1-2-3. La Stella crossed home plate as the ball somehow found grass to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead, and from there, closer Wade Davis finished it with a flawless ninth to give Chicago the series lead. Game 3 was his first opening to pitch. He was followed up by Anthony Rizzo who stroked a double that made the game 2-0 and that turned out to be all the Cubs would need, even though they did eventually tack on an insurance run.
The batted ball took flight, high and deep, with the wind pulling it toward the left-field line.
"We know we're good". I'm a right-handed hitter. "However that's not reality".
The Diamondbacks hit four home runs in their loss in Game 1, but the Dodgers took charge early with Justin Turner's three-run homer in the first inning.
The Cubs had a strong start out of midseason acquisition Jose Quintana, who only ran into some issues on the mound because of 4 errors from the Cubs defense. The Nationals pitching staff also did its job, once again holding the Cubs to just three runs an striking out eight batters.
Washington evened the series at 1-1 Saturday via a 6-3 victory.
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