We’re live blogging Game 3 of the 2016 National League Championship Series – Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
Two up, two down for the Cubs. Ben Zobrist is batting third tonight.
And Zobrist flies out to center
Seager rips a single to left
And Rizzo draws a walk. He needed that
Rizzo steals second. And Soler draws a walk. Two on. One out. T2.
Cubs can’t get the runs in. Dodgers coming to bat in the 2nd.
Fowler and Soler run into each other while tracking a deep fly ball. Both are fine. Oh, and Fowler made the catch.
Hill already at 49 pitches in the 3rd. Could be another early exit for the lefty.
First hit of the night for the Cubs goes to Kris Bryant.
Seager drives in the first run and advances to second after Soler’s throw home. LA 1 Cubs 0. B3.
Rich Hill has one-hit the Cubs through 4.
Grandal takes Arrieta deep to right on a 3-2 count. Dodgers lead, 3-0. B4.
Cubs just look flat tonight
Time to panic
Series might be over
Been done before
Marian Hossa goal #500
Half way ok sign for Russell. Hit the ball fairly hard the other way. Does that in the second its a run. Tough to have him and a non hitting catcher in the lineup right now.
Don’t Panic Carm. Just relax. It’s only Game 3.
Jake staying in. Maybe for his bat. 2 outs in the 5th.
Rich Hill is Sandy Koufax
Rich Hill and his 89 mph fastball are cruising past the Cubs right now. One hit through five.
Top of the order. Top 6.
Cubs havent score for 14 innings as we start the 6th
Cubs have gone down 1-2-3 in 10 of the last 14 innings
Your boy KB17
Bryant a single to left. 2-3.
3-4-5 hitters 0 for the last 17. #Cubs. Per Joe Buck.
Joe Blanton warming up if you are looking for hope. #Miggy
Rich Hill blows a fastball by Rizzo for strike 3.
Carm, you can start panicking now.
Arrieta pulled. For Jake Arrieta to get another start this year the #Cubs would have to force a game 7.
Justin Turner hit’s his 2nd homer of the postseason to center. Dodgers lead, 4-0. B6. Arrieta’s done.
Or, be in the World Series. My panic is always present Kevin Powell.
Travis Wood on. We almost got Rob Z. I play softball with a Rob Z. Plays a great 3B.
#Cubs lead all postseason teams with 12 runs in the 7th inning or later. No problem. #letsgo
When Jorge Soler comes up next inning he will not have had a hit since September 15th.
No Soler. Coghlan in.
Coghlan will save us
54,269 in attendance tonight
Thank you for the quick review, MLB. That’s how it’s done.
Angel Hernandez the first base umpire. Same Ump that Mongo yelled at in 2001.
Heyward pinch hitting for Russell. So… in the bottom of the 7th Cubs will have Heyward in right, Coghlan in left, Baez at SS and Zobrist at 2B.
An off day for Russell coming?
Corey Seager with the Dodgers' first three-hit playoff game since Justin Turner in 2015 NLDS Game 5.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 19, 2016
Fowler first Cubs runner at 2b since the second inning. Here comes the closer Jansen.
KB17. No problem for Jansen. Cubs trail, 4-0, B8.
I’m sick. Not deathly sick. But, sick.
Dodgers add another. 5-0.
Maybe stealing 3rd up 5-0 will spark something. #Letsgo
Carm, Steve Kerr is here. Want me to pass along any messages?
Ballgame. Tune into our postgame show NOW!