How to Watch Rockies vs. Cubs

How to Watch Rockies vs. Cubs

How to Watch Rockies vs. Cubs

Colorado lost this game last season and hasn't played in an NLDS since 2009.

Even if Hamels were needed for a lengthy outing, he would be ready on normal rest by Game 3 of the division series if the Cubs advance.

The stakes are much higher for Tuesday night's Wild Card Game as the loser of this playoff sees their season end.

With left-hander Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs, Rockies manager Bud Black removed Carlos Gonzalez from the lineup in favor of the righty swinging Holliday. He surrendered three runs and six hits in seven innings in a 3-2 loss on April 30. Furthermore, Wilbon opined that the numerous and sundry injury problems that have plagued the Cubs this season are behind that inconsistency.

The opposing pitcher in that game? They're focused on the Lester with the Cubs now - and lately he's been very good.

After posting identical 91-71 records through Sunday, the Dodgers and Rockies squared off for perhaps the final time in 2018 in a Game 163 tiebreaker at Dodger Stadium. After finishing off the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Coors Field, the Rockies left for California.

This happened because the Cubs couldn't get the job done in their National League Central Tiebreaker against the Brewers on Monday.

Should they do that, the Cubs will have a great shot to keep their postseason going beyond just one game.

Game 3 will be held in either Chicago or Denver, based on who wins the Wild Card game. It will be a quick turnaround for both clubs, who had the luxury of expanded rosters for their respective Game 163s.

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