Jon Lester Has NSFW Response About Cubs Season Following Loss to Rockies

Jon Lester Has NSFW Response About Cubs Season Following Loss to Rockies

Jon Lester Has NSFW Response About Cubs Season Following Loss to Rockies

Hours after starting pitchers Kyle Freeland and Jon Lester ended brilliant performances, the Rockies got consecutive two-out singles from Story, Gerardo Parra and Wolters in the 13th off Kyle Hendricks (0-1). The Cubs have won two division titles in Maddon's tenure, but they faltered late this season, squandering a five-game lead to the Brewers in September before losing to them in Game 163 on Monday.

A replay review sent him back to the plate. He stunned Chicago, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out six batters through 6 2/3 innings pitched. Still, he became the sixth pitcher to amass more than 150 career postseason innings, and he lowered his career playoffs ERA to 2.51. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat.

"You're always wondering, 'How's this going to end?' But our guys fought all night and to be able to get that last out there was great", Oberg said. The result was Colorado's first postseason win since the 2009 NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies.

He'll be welcomed by an experienced Cubs bunch that includes NL RBI leader Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo, who has been hitting just under.320 since June 26.

Colorado moved on to the Division Series for the first time since 2009. Sure, the Colorado Rockies, who hadn't made it past the wild-card game in this decade, slayed the beast that was the Cubs, who ran out of steam and failed to live up to expectations in an uncharacteristically early postseason exit.

The Cubs will retain Maddon for the final year of his contract in 2019 but won't offer him an extension this offseason, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Wednesday afternoon. The Rockies even basically gift-wrapped the Cubs an opportunity in the seventh inning when catcher interference was called on catcher Drew Butera with two outs, loading the bases for the Cubs.

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