The Rockies are moving on after historic win at Wrigley Field

Arnold Nichols
October 4, 2018

Of course it wasn't, and wild was only the tip of the iceberg of adjectives one could use to describe the Rockies' 2-1 win that spanned two days and almost five hours (an actual historically long postseason contest) and shaved unknowable years off all of our lives.

To make matters worse, the dispiriting way that the Rockies fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, October 1, made a win at Wrigley Field on October 2 that much more hard to pull off. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat. Hendricks was the third starting pitcher used by the Cubs, after Jon Lester worked six solid innings and Cole Hamels was pressed into action after the teams were tied at 1 through nine.

Gore, who is only on the Cubs' postseason roster for his speed, played an integral part in the Cubs' 2-1, 13-inning loss to the Rockies in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday night.

The Cubs didn't get on the board until the 8th inning when Javier Baez drove in the speedy Terrance Gore after he stole second base as a pinch runner.

He'll be facing a loaded lineup that features Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, both of whom hit home runs in the NL West playoff loss to Los Angeles on Monday.

Lester also pointed to Yu Darvish's and Brandon Morrow's season-ending injuries, and losing Kris Bryant and Pedro Strop for long stretches (Strop pitched in the wild card, his first time on the mound since September 13). And yet, the Cubs won't even be playing in a postseason series.

Ottavino had an 0-2 count on Baez when his third pitch got too much of the plate. The next night, the Rockies needed 13 innings to topple the Cubs and earn a bid in the NLDS.

The Cubs had no position players left, so Gore was on his own.

The Cubs' early exit clearly was a disappointment for everybody within the organization as well as the fanbase and changes will likely come this winter.

Charlie Blackmon led off with a five-pitch walk.

Getting a little nervous, Cubs fans?

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