It’s not the playoff game the Cubs wanted to play in. But we face the Rockies tonight in the NL Wild Card. Sending Jon Lester to the mound, the Cubs have a great chance of winning, and moving on to the NLDS.
The Cubs released their 25-man roster for the big game tonight. Firstly, Welcome back Pedro Strop!
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 2, 2018
Looking at the rest of the roster:
Terrance Gore and Alec Mills made the cut, Carl Edwards and Brandon Kintzler did not. Starters Kyle Hendricks and Cole Hamels are both available. The Cubs are carrying just 11 pitchers and 14 positional players.
This should be interesting, facing a very good Colorado starter, Kyle Freeland. That’s why Joe Maddon wants several pinch hitters available. Go Cubs Go!