Joe Maddon Has Managed His Last Game for the Cubs

Joe Maddon Has Managed His Last Game for the Cubs

In the Denver market, ESPN and ESPN2 combined to draw a 18.6 rating, up 41 percent from the local Denver market rating for last year's National League Wild Card Game. That seems like small consolation now.

In 13 grueling, hair-whitening, nailbiting, ulcer-inducing innings, the Rockies beat the Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs had two chances to get it done on their home field, and they couldn't do it.

On Monday, the Cubs were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers for the NL Central division crown while the Rockies were taken down by the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL West title.

Add Kyle Freeland to the list of hometown heroes. Joe Maddon, who was at the helm for the final 29 games of the 1999 season after Terry Collins was sacked.

Trevor Story grounded a single through the left side and Gerardo Parra lined one to right, putting runners at first and third. The Cubs challenged the call to no avail. Heyward struck out to end the inning. The Cubs scored one or zero runs in 39 games this season.

The Cubs will retain Maddon for the final year of his contract in 2019 but won't offer him an extension this offseason, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Wednesday afternoon.

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Davis was summoned by Rockies manager Bud Black (a former Royals pitcher) and Davis struck out Albert Almora Jr., which kept the game tied at 1-1. "I would like to think we would win it".

It was a bitter end for a team that made the NLCS the previous three years and won a World Series in 2016 that ended a drought dating to 1908.

On Tuesday night, the Cubs had every opportunity to seal the deal in the NL Wild Card Game. But the expectations since then have changed.

"Obviously I don't ever want to come out of a baseball game, but at that point you put your cheerleading pom-poms on". "This is something we really believe we can sustain". If Tuesday is any indication, the answer is at least a couple more - just, ultimately, not this postseason.

Freeland, who lost his only start against the Cubs (3-2 in April), allowed only four hits, all singles, and one walk.

Javier Baez hugs Nolan Arenado in the eleventh inning. So that's why they run their mouth a lot, because they know we're the best. "Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good".

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