The Dodgers can wrap up the 2017 NLCS and clinch their first National League pennant in 29 years with one more win tonight over the sad sack Cubs in game 4 at Wrigley Field. This is of course a joyous scenario. The lame ass Cubs eliminated the Dodgers in the NLCS last season forcing us to watch their awful pennant ceremony. The soul-sucking narrative of the Cubs finally breaking their 108 years of losing was tiring hearing about every second of the postseason. The Dodgers sick of that, decided they would play better in the 2017 postseason. This is the perfect outcome. The Dodgers are one win from the World Series and sweeping those jerks out of the playoffs. Yes please!
Tonight they’ll give the ball to Alex Wood. The southpaw hasn’t pitched in nearly a month, but I don’t think that matters. The Cubs are like zombies right now and this series is over. Even if the Dodgers don’t clinch tonight it’s highly unlikely they won’t clinch in Chicago.
The Dodgers will also shuffle their lineup again against Chicago starter Jake Arrieta. Yasmani Grandal returns to the lineup behind the plate, and Curtis Granderson is back in the lineup as well. Granderson is playing center field, with Andre Ethier back in left. Silver Fox Chase Utley returns to second base despite being ohfer in the postseason. Here is the Dodger’s lineup below.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 18, 2017
TBS announcer’s favorite player Javier Baez returns to the Chicago lineup, much to the delight of Ron Darling and the rest of the TBS crew. Albert Almora Jr. will bat lead-off and Jon Jay is dropped down to eighth in the Chicago order. Arrieta hasn’t pitched much since a hand injury derailed his season. Here is the Cub’s lineup below.
Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 18, 2017
The Dodgers are so close I can taste the champagne. Let’s do this!!! Let’s go Dodgers!!!!
Dodgers @ Chicago-NLCS game 4-Dodgers lead series 3-0
Alex Wood-16-3 vs. Jake Arrieta-14-10
Game time-6 PM PST – TV-TBS