Comedian Bob Newhart turned his "W" flag upside down Wednesday night to fly an "M" instead. In the wild card era, only two teams have swept their way into the World Series (the Royals in 2014 and the Rockies in 2007). He posted a 5.7 fWAR during the regular season. The Dodgers' Justin Turner crushed a home run to left field in the eighth off closer Wade Davis to cut the lead to 3-2. Fun and hope and the ability to deal with the stress of it were all desiccated with the leaves. "There are still some good people in the world, man. That is something I will always be extremely grateful for", Hernández told reporters. But can they repeat as World Champions? That should give you an idea of how dominant the Dodgers were on both sides of the ball.
And after walking Yasmani Grandal to put runners on first and second, Davis struck out Chase Utley, who is hitless in his last 24 postseason at-bats.
Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer are the best hands to be in. The fans saluted Arrieta's stellar effort in a win-or-go-home game. It's not just baseball. From now on, 2016 is a great memory, but a memory nonetheless. There's a good chance it was his last appearance in a Cubs uniform, and he gave them all he had when they needed it most. Have we become so desperate for meaning and memory that we get misty over the demise of a fast food restaurant (and their clean bathrooms?) If that's what Cubs fandom latches on to, David Ross will never be out of a job. Guess what? He did it again.
Game updates, tweets, photos and more from Game 5 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. "It's not really the home run ball I want coming at me, being a Dodger fan". That was the worst performance of any Dodgers starter all series. Their bullpen was a mess. Seager, last season's Rookie of the Year, could return if the Dodgers make the World Series. Talented Los Angeles Dodgers players have won a multitude of MVP Awards, Rookie of the Year Awards and Cy Young Awards. Then, suddenly, he broke out in 2017. City Hall, the U.S. Bank building and other structures in downtown lit up in Dodger Blue to celebrate the milestone. He basically acknowledged he was trying to get himself tossed this time around. "I may have cracked a rib, so I was a little sore anyway". They'll send Kershaw to the hill to try and win their 23 pennant, which would tie them with the Giants for most in National League history.
Dodger Stadium originally opened in 1962 and has also been called Chavez Ravine by the locals.