Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Chicago Cubs’ World Series hopes end with wildcard defeat to Rockies


No team inside National League collected more victories than the Chicago Cubs through 162 games. That appears like small consolation now. Kyle Hendricks lost a tiebreaking single to Tony Wolters while in the 13th inning, sending the Cubs to some 2-1 loss on the Colorado Rockies within a marathon wildcard game night.

Chicago lost two home games which includes a chance to achieve the NL Division Series. The Cubs scored when using two runs over 22 innings, dropping a tiebreaker to Milwaukee for any NL Central championship and then getting bumped out from the playoffs with the Rockies.

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Against the Rockies on Tuesday, they squandered a dominant start by Jon Lester, got turn off by Kyle Freeland and wasted several big scoring opportunities. Hendricks were only available to retire the very last two batters inside 12th and also got the initial two in the 13th before you run into trouble.

Trevor Story grounded a single over the left side and Gerardo Parra lined one to right, putting runners in the beginning and third. Wolters who got into the adventure as an element of a double switch within the 12th then drove an RBI single inside the middle. Towards the end half, Terrance Gore acted as though he was hit by a tight pitch leading off and ran to first before being ordered here we are at the therapy lamp. The Cubs challenged the video call to no avail. Gore, Baez and Albert Almora Jr then struck out, bringing a marathon game as well as a difficult season with a fitting end.

“All I can say is I’m extremely pleased with how we’ve bond,” Kris Bryant said. 

It would be a bitter end for the team that made the NLCS the past few years and won some sort of Series in 2019 that ended a drought dating to 1908. A franchise that for several years was defined by heartache has more wins the past four seasons than every other team. 

The Rockies now face the Brewers inside the National League Division Series, starting on Thursday night.

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