CINCINNATI – As advertised, Jon Lester delivered 32 starts, 205 innings and a sense of confidence for a Cubs franchise that desperately needed some credibility.
CINCINNATI – The Cubs won’t be hosting a Wrigley Field viewing party for the National League’s wild-card game.
Micah Johnson is headed for arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday.
CINCINNATI – The Cubs don’t know if Wrigley Field will be dark in October, but going on the road for a one-game playoff might be the best thing for this team.
CINCINNATI – Kris Bryant could worry about blindly crashing into the wall – or another outfielder – and the career-threatening injury.