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Joe Maddon to return to Cubs in 2019, without extension

Joe Maddon to return to Cubs in 2019, without extension

A 13-inning game with only three total runs scored? Still, he became the sixth pitcher to amass more than 150 career postseason innings, and he lowered his career playoffs ERA to 2.51.

Almora had two of just six hits for the Cubs, who were appearing in the postseason for the fourth consecutive season. Gore was awarded first base, but had to come back after replay review revealed that he was not, in fact, hit by Oberg's fastball. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat.

Not only did the Cubs lose back-to-back games at home that would've advanced them straight to the NLDS, but they let the NL Central title slip right through their fingers. The Cubs had the bases loaded in the 7th inning with two outs.

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Ottavino had an 0-2 count on Baez when his third pitch got too much of the plate. Not great odds, but better odds than Gore and his.063 batting average swinging the bat and hoping for a base hit or forcing a fielding error. Maddon spent 31 years as a player, scout, minor-league manager and coach in the Angels organization before the Rays named him their manager ahead of the 2006 season. It's hard to imagine the Cubs shelving him today for an ostensible health issue - after a month and a half of deep struggle - and then counting on him as a playoff arm in a short series.

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. 10 were stranded as the club went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position. But even though the Rockies struck first, notching a run in the opening frame by way of a Charlie Blackmon walk, a DJ LeMahieu double and a Nolan Arenado sacrifice fly, maintaining such a narrow advantage proved impossible. It was a pivotal moment in the game, with a leverage index of 3.53 (an average LI is 1.00). In what should be of no surprise to Cubs fans, Davis showed little emotion as he left the mound.


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