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Cubs send Arrieta to mound seeking clincher vs. Nats

Oct
21

Jake Arrieta has pitched in his share of big games for the Chicago Cubs, and Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday will be no different.

Lue offers praise for Green the person, as much as he does for Green the player — a 6-foot-9, 235-pound swingman with perhaps the most chiseled body on the Cavs, James included.

“I always talk about, if I had a daughter, he’d be the guy I’d want her to bring home because he’s a great guy, great person,” Lue said.

“This season, being down 0-2, it was a huge game for us,” Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne said. “Good start to the game and then let it slip a little bit and then a huge comeback. I feel like we’ve done that many times. It’s a pretty hard way to play. Emotionally and everything, it was a big win for us.”

As usual when a season ends, Farrell addressed his players in the clubhouse when they came off the field, thanking them for their effort throughout the season. It’s a standard speech, a bookend to his annual talk before the first full-squad workout in spring training.

Dombrowski could use the latest playoff defeat as a reason to hire a manager of his choice. He inherited Farrell upon taking over late in the 2015 season.

An energy that builds into delirium if Curry or Thompson drains a 3-pointer to cap a run. For as tedious as preseason basketball games can be at times, Curry and his teammates understood they had a responsibility to put on a show during their time here. At times, these games had the kind of energy you’d see during a big regular-season game, not one at the beginning of October.
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