PHILADELPHIA – The Cubs hoped Kyle Schwarber would create energy and become a middle-of-the-order force, pushing teammates with his all-out style.
PHILADELPHIA – Jake Arrieta took care of the worst team in baseball inside a quiet stadium that had entire sections of empty seats.
PHILADELPHIA – Joe Maddon remembered exactly where he was when he first heard about the 9/11 attacks, almost 3,000 miles away from the Twin Towers at his house in Long Beach, California.
PHILADELPHIA — The Cubs still have plenty of time to line up their rotation so that Jake Arrieta can start the National League’s wild-card game.
The NL playoff race is coming into focus...at least with the teams we're talking about.