Travis Wood


CINCINNATI – The best-case scenario for the Cubs is Jake Arrieta throwing nine innings and shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates in a one-game playoff.


Travis Wood didn't even make it to late May as a part of the Cubs' rotation, but he's still been one of the team's most important pitchers this season.


Outside of October, Jake Arrieta probably couldn’t have found a bigger and better stage than “Sunday Night Baseball” at Dodger Stadium to show the country he’s one of the game’s best pitchers.


The Cubs’ comebackability is off the charts right now.


The Cubs can feel the creative tension when Joe Maddon manages like it’s already October, following his killer instinct and not worrying about the egos or individual agendas.