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“You need to stay in the moment and enjoy where we are at,” Lester says.
Montero has a stiff back and is getting treatment.
A good sign? The Dodgers could use three left-handed starters, and the Cubs were among the best in baseball at hitting lefty pitching.
Every Cubs reliever is available for Game 4 except left-hander Mike Montgomery.
“We embraced all of the expectations since day one of spring training,” Lackey says.
“The Giants are the Giants,” Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo says.
Soler is 0-for-3 with a walk against Bumgarner in his career.
“This is something you want to embrace, relish and enjoy as much as you can,” Arrieta says.
Bumgarner has put up legendary postseason pitching numbers.
Samardzija allowed four runs in two innings as the Cubs won 5-2 against the Giants.
“We just need to grind at-bats,” Cubs catcher David Ross says.
Maddon expects to be “less tolerant” in giving his starters a long leash in the postseason.
“We are a hungry team,” Jason Heyward says.
“Something is going to go wrong,” Joe Maddon says. “The key is how you react.”
“There are a handful of plays, bounces and breaks, moments that will define a series,” Epstein says.
“We came up short, and I feel that falls on me,” Ventura says.
Rick Renteria will replace Ventura as manager on Monday, sources confirmed.
Renteria has a long coaching and player development resume, including a one-year stint as manager of the Cubs in 2014.
At some point after 2014, Eaton started to understand playing hard and playing smart equals staying on the field for 150-plus games.
Sale has thrown a career-high 221 2/3 innings this season.