NLDS Game 5: Cubs @ Nationals

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Time: 7:00 PM CT
TV: TBS
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(92-70, 2-2)

Jon Jay, LF
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Willson Contreras, C
Albert Almora, CF
Addison Russell, SS
Jason Heyward, RF
Javier Baez, 2B
Kyle Hendricks, P


(97-65, 2-2)

Trea Turner, SS
Jayson Werth, LF
Bryce Harper, RF
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Anthony Rendon, 3B
Matt Wieters, C
Michael Taylor, CF
Gio Gonzalez, P

Will the Cubs win? No, but it could go either way.

538 Forecast: 51% chance of winning

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  1. cerulean

    The 1995 Braves won it all. They lost in the WS the next year.
    The 1996 Yankees won it all. They lost in the ALDS the next year.
    The 1997 Marlins won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 1998 Yankees won it all…
    The 1999 Yankees won it all…
    The 2000 Yankees won it all. They lost in the WS the next year.
    The 2001 D-backs won it all. They lost in the NLDS the next year.
    The 2002 Angels won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2003 Marlins won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2004 Red Sox won it all. They lost in the ALDS the next year.
    The 2005 White Sox won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2006 Cardinals won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2007 Red Sox won it all. They lost in the ALCS the next year.
    The 2008 Phillies won it all. They lost in the WS the next year.
    The 2009 Yankees won it all. They lost in the ALCS the next year.
    The 2010 Giants won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2011 Cardinals won it all. They lost in the NLCS the next year.
    The 2012 Giants won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2013 Red Sox won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2014 Giants won it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2015 Royals it all. They sucked the next year.
    The 2016 Cubs won it all. They…at least made the playoffs.

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  2. North Side Pat

    At least it’s only the second, and not the 6th or 7th. Lots of baseball left. Why, we still can put in our bullp…..

    Fuck.

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  3. Smokestack Lightning

    Not a fan of Jason Heyward getting PAs against a LHP in an elimination game where we’re trailing with the tying runs on.

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  4. Smokestack Lightning

    I’m pretty sure the festering corpse of Matt Wieters hasn’t had two hits in a game all year. Sigh, Cubes.

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  5. uncle dave

    Hokay. So if you pull the plug on Hendricks, who comes in? You think about Lackey at all, or go straight to the regular bullpen guys?

    (I know, they’ll run Hendricks out for one batter next inning, but hypothetically speaking, right?)

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  6. Berselius is too lazy to log in

    Nate:
    Quintana is who I’d put in

    Someone has to pitch on Saturday if the Cubs come back in this one.

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  7. BVS

    I’ve been unable to comment til now. My stomach is a mess already. Might not survive another 4.5 innings.

    But no Montgomery?

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  8. Smokestack Lightning

    Myles:
    Still have a bad feeling.

    Me too. But then, I can’t remember the last time I had a good feeling about the Cubs in the playoffs.

    Maybe Game 6, 2003. (dying laughing)

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  9. Berselius is too lazy to log in

    josh,

    I’ve had a bottle of abt 12 taunting me on the shelf for the past two weeks, that I bought to celebrate my promotion. I’ve been too sick to drink it (dying laughing).

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  10. JKV

    According to every insurance commercial, on average they’ll save you money on your car insurance. Which ones don’t save you money?

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  11. Berselius is too lazy to log in

    josh,

    Also running on about three hours sleep due to a grant proposal deadline. Two sips and I’d probably be out cold (dying laughing).

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  12. Berselius is too lazy to log in

    BVS,

    Sweet deal. Hopefully nsf mathematical sciences does the same. Too bad I can’t apply for NSF here though due to the overheads.

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  13. cerulean

    Rizzo the Rat: I think this is on Dusty for not challenging that. Baez should have been out when his backswing hit Wieters.

    Dusty didn’t want to waste his last challenge. That would be ridiculous.

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  14. Rizzo the Rat

    I suspect Dusty didn’t challenge because it’s a pretty obscure rule, but he should have talked to the umpires, at least.

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  15. Berselius is too lazy to log in

    I’m turning into my parents, reacting to HRs on replay as if they were live (dying laughing).

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  16. Smokestack Lightning

    You would think Montgomery, after getting the most important out in Cubs history, would be able to come into these situations and not get rattled.

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  17. Smokestack Lightning

    North Side Pat:
    9

    Not that I have any faith this pen can actually get this many more outs and hold the lead.

    I’ll bet they’ll find some way to six of those outs.

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  18. Berselius is too lazy to log in

    uncle dave,

    I get it, and I like that managers are being more creative with their starters in the playoffs but there has to be a point of diminishing returns somewhere.

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  19. cerulean

    Odd inning two out magic don’t fail me now!

    EDIT: Oh, it’s the eight inning now. I thought we were in a loop, destined to repeat a seventh inning that would never end. (dying laughing)

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