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NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs

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NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#1 » by ADDinChicago » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:08 am

Might as well just start this. Game 1 will be Saturday either in New York or Los Angeles.

Game 1 - Saturday October 17
Cubs (Lester) at Mets (Harvey)
7:07pm CST
Mets 4, Cubs 2 (Mets lead series 1-0)

Game 2 - Sunday October 18
Cubs (Arrieta) at Mets (Syndergaard)
7:07pm
Mets 4, Cubs 1 (Mets lead series 2-0)

Game 3 - Tuesday October 20
Mets (deGrom) at Cubs (Hendricks)
7:07pm
TBS

Game 4 - Wednesday October 21
Mets (Matz) at Cubs (Hammel)
7:07pm
TBS

Game 5 - Thursday October 22 (if necessary)
Mets (Harvey) at Cubs (Lester)
7:07pm
TBS

Game 6 - Saturday October 24 (if necessary)
Cubs (Arrieta) at Mets (Syndergaard)
3:07pm
TBS

Game 7 - Sunday October 25 (if necessary)
Cubs (Hendricks) at Mets (deGrom)
7:07pm
TBS
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Post#2 » by hermes » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:21 pm

who goes in game 1, arrieta or lester? got to be jake right?
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Re: NLCS - TBD vs. Cubs 

Post#3 » by SportsWorld » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:53 am

Got a winning e-mail for a chance to buy NLCS tickets, so hopefully I'll be at one of these games.
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Post#4 » by karch34 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:55 am

hermes wrote:who goes in game 1, arrieta or lester? got to be jake right?


Probably Lester. He'd already be on 7 days rest and then Jake would be on 5. Either way those are the two guys I'd want pitching on the road to start a series before we play 3 (if necessary at home).

Trying to figure who I'd prefer playing. I do think a final 4 of Cubs, Mets, Blue Jays, and Royals sounds nice as its a lot of new blood in there which is good for the game.
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Post#5 » by johnnyvann840 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:13 am

That crowd in Toronto yesterday was INSANE.
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Post#6 » by ADDinChicago » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:47 pm

No Addison Russell for the NLCS.

And the rotation for sure is Lester, Arrieta: 1 & 2, respectively. Sounds like Hendricks will go game 3 & Hammel game 4 still. But nothing has been "set in stone" after the first 2 road games.
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Post#7 » by hermes » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:23 am

SportsWorld wrote:Got a winning e-mail for a chance to buy NLCS tickets, so hopefully I'll be at one of these games.

nice, congrats
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#8 » by FloridaHoosier » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:29 pm

The fact that we are 7-0 against the Mets makes me nervous, but then again everything makes me nervous! I do vibrate on that frequency because I've been a Cubs fan as long as I can remember and I'm 64.
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#9 » by DarthDiggler69 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:08 pm

Cubs in 6
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Post#10 » by ADDinChicago » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:14 pm

FloridaHoosier wrote:The fact that we are 7-0 against the Mets makes me nervous, but then again everything makes me nervous! I do vibrate on that frequency because I've been a Cubs fan as long as I can remember and I'm 64.


I wouldn't say it makes me "nervous", but I hate the fact the media is using it as a barometer when the Mets team the Cubs now face is vastly different.
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Post#11 » by karch34 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:19 pm

FloridaHoosier wrote:The fact that we are 7-0 against the Mets makes me nervous, but then again everything makes me nervous! I do vibrate on that frequency because I've been a Cubs fan as long as I can remember and I'm 64.


Same here and I'm in my early 40s. I do think we're confident, but don't think we're overconfident either. I think Maddon, Lester, Ross, and others will make sure we're in the right mindset. I think this is really our young bats vs. their young arms, but I think our pitching can be a much bigger plus than their bats.

End of day it's two young teams that are on the rise, so should be an entertaining ride. I think the thing that doesn't have me as nervous is it feels like we're playing with house money. We are built for the future, but having success in the present. I guess Wood, Prior, and Zambrano had me thinking that to some degree in 2003 but it just feels different.
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#12 » by ADDinChicago » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:45 pm

The current Cubs team is not only likeable, but one that has a chance to be like this for a decade, I think that's why it feels "different" this time around. The guys are actually producing and look like killers on the field so far.
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#13 » by hermes » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:42 pm

yeah its been a long time since we played the mets, probably can't rely on that too much

go cubs and sweep them anyway!
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#14 » by SpinninHouse » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:15 pm

Syndergaard pitching game 2. He threw 100 pitchers on Thurs. We have a great opportunity to get him not at full strength.

He's a beast so we need to take advantage. Gonna be an epic showdown!!


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Post#15 » by Howling Mad » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:42 am

A couple things I can't get off my mind.

1. Bryant's error opening the way for the 2 out, 0-2, lefty on lefty, Granderson single.

2. As good as Castro has been, he dogged it out of the box on that lucky RBI single over Lagares' head - Castro can thank the swirling winds for that RBI. Rizzo went from 1st to home, Castro should've made it to third. Baez's single turns into the go ahead RBI. Momentum, Cubs. Lead, Cubs.
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Post#16 » by johnnyvann840 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:26 am

FloridaHoosier wrote: I've been a Cubs fan as long as I can remember and I'm 64.


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Post#17 » by johnnyvann840 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:31 pm

John would have been 64 too. Until a week ago. He would have turned 65 Oct 9 and Paul turns 64 next summer. So, not a bad time to revisit that one.
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#18 » by FloridaHoosier » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:46 pm

johnnyvann840 wrote:John would have been 64 too. Until a week ago. He would have turned 65 Oct 9 and Paul turns 64 next summer. So, not a bad time to revisit that one.

John was born in 1940, would have been 75, Paul is 73, so they are quite a bit older than me. Don't rush it!
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Post#19 » by FloridaHoosier » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:48 pm

I was in Miami in 2003 when we went up 2-1. I, like most people, thought we couldn't lose. Hopefully, winning one game, means nothing! Go Cubs!!!!!
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Re: NLCS - Mets vs. Cubs 

Post#20 » by SpinninHouse » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:59 pm

FloridaHoosier wrote:I was in Miami in 2003 when we went up 2-1. I, like most people, thought we couldn't lose. Hopefully, winning one game, means nothing! Go Cubs!!!!!



Impossible to compare 2003 to 2015. We are starting four rookies at key positions -- something almost completely unheard of.

What we've done is stunning and points to a long, sustained run. This is not lightning in a bottle, this is the beginning of an era.

Beyond the difference in players, we have a better FO, better scouting, better managing, a better ballpark and better ownership.

It will be a few years before Bryant, Schwarber, Russell, Baez and Soler peak. When they do, we could enter a Golden Era.

If anything the 2015 Mets are closer to the 2003 Cubs with the young staff of aces (Prior, Wood, Zambrano, etc).

So while its important to not lump the 15 Cubs with the 03 Cubs, we also need to realize we've only played 1 game. Its a long, long series.

If we win tonight, I like our chances.


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