Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Why Cubs lost longest playoff game in history of Wrigley

Why Cubs lost longest playoff game in history of Wrigley

Think about when he scored the go-ahead run from first on a single by Eric Hosmer in Game 6 of the 2015 American League Championship Series.

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The Chicago Cubs will be back at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night for a winner-take-all showdown with the Colorado Rockies in the National League Wild Card Game. It was another very disappointing appearance, and I remarked that I'm not sure the Cubs could justify carrying him on a postseason roster at this point. That included a loss at Wrigley Field on April 30 in which he allowed three runs over seven innings. Freeland finished the regular season with a 2.85 ERA and a 17-7 record, going 9-1 with a 2.49 ERA the second half.

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The opposing pitcher in that game?

For the Rockies, it will be the third game in three days in three different time zones. After Monday's loss at Chavez Ravine, the Rockies crossed back over the Mountain time zone to get to Chicago. However, Walker Buehler was dominant on the mound for the Dodgers on Monday and a pair of two-run homers by Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy pushed Colorado to the brink of elimination.

Chicago and Colorado were the first to whittle down their 40-man regular-season rosters, expanded from 25 on September 1, back to the 25-man limit.

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