"Plus, I think we got too many young guys in there that don't even know what that stuff is, you know what I mean? He knows who to stay away from in certain moments", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Left-hander Julio Urias will start on Wednesday night in an attempt to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over John Lackey and the Cubs. With the bases loaded and one out, Justin Turner's likely double-play grounder caromed off Montgomery's outstretched glove and Russell, who scrambled on all fours at shortstop as the ball went into left-center field for a two-run single. Urias briefly made a two inning appearance against the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series.
"It's the biggest game of my career", Hill said. Los Angeles had gone 2 for 51 against him in two games. The blister still bothered him in the final weeks of the regular season, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled him after seven ideal innings against Miami on September 11. After a few down years, Lackey is back to being an extremely solid starter, and this will be the 22nd postseason start of his career.
Joc Pederson added a RBI single in the eighth and scored on a Grandal groundout for the game's final runs. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell have 3 combined hits in 50 at-bat's this postseason.
Arrieta lasted just five innings, giving up four runs. Third base coach Chris Woodward sent Gonzalez from second, challenging right fielder Jason Heyward.
Chicago's 3-4-5 hitters went 1 for 11 in the game and are 2 for 32 in the series without an RBI. The Dodgers will be at home, and having won the last two games, they certainly have momentum on their side. Maddon's squad is a dominant offensive powerhouse with incredible starting pitching - that hasn't fully materialized against the Dodgers.
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For those not keeping score, that would be one balk complaint from Baker, one balk complaint from Maddon and one recognition from Roberts that the Dodgers have their opponents reaching deep into their bag of tricks.
Under postcard like weather conditions, the first NLCS game in Los Angeles in three years also offered spectators an opportunity to make lasting memories. Since they won't be facing elimination in Game 5 (and could potentially be looking to clinch), they can save Kershaw for Game 6, when he'll be on full rest. Wolcott went seven innings, allowing two runs, and earned an improbable victory against a lineup that featured Kenny Lofton, Omar Vizquel, Carlos Baerga, Albert Belle, Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Paul Sorrento and Sandy Alomar. Clayton Kershaw is arguably the best in the game today, and in all likelihood he'll get the start for Game 5 on Thursday.
"I think that we've kind of monitored his usage throughout the regular season", Roberts explained. We'll have a good game plan and I expect him to execute it. He's prepared for anything that we have for him.
Lackey looked shaky in his first postseason start this year, allowing three runs in four innings against the San Francisco Giants. Hill pitched six shutout innings with six strikeouts while surrendering only two hits.