Manager Joe Maddon remembers it was a bunt that got the Cubs’ offense going when the team faced a 2-1 deficit to the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series last season. ‘‘I keep reminding myself of Zo’s bunt,’’ Maddon said of Ben Zobrist’s dribbler in Game 4 last season that started the Cubs’ offensive turnaround.
The Cubs’ offense has sputtered, but the bullpen has gotten its share of criticism with a 7.03 ERA against the Nationals and Dodgers. But that doesn’t mean the relievers won’t come through before the National League Championship Series ends, starter Kyle Hendricks said Monday. ‘‘They were our strength in the first half when the starters were struggling,’’ he said. ‘‘I know they’ll be there for us. I think it’s the teams we’re playing. The Nationals and Dodgers have deep lineups. They work at-bats.
Rest is the prescription the Cubs have followed for regulars since clinching the NL Central title Wednesday, but it will be back to business today. Friday’s lineup included regulars Ben Zobrist in right field, Willson Contreras catching, Kyle Schwarber in left field and Ian Happ—at third base. ”The [regular] guys in there [Friday] wanted to be in,’’ manager Joe Maddon said. The regulars who return today probably will have limited playing time– ”like a spring training game,’’ Maddon said.
Chicago Ald Lopez (15th) has intro’d a resolution to promote the welfare of shelter pets and therapy dogs.We went to City Hall rep’ing Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy to help the cause! (Marnie was abandoned at a shelter as a pup. She’s been a therapy dog for 3 years) https://t.co/4Ccg4emx6c
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Selecting a term
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