The opponent is set.
The Cubs are heading to New York to face the Mets in the NLCS.
As expected, the Zack Greinke/Jacob deGrom pitching matchup last night was a good one. Daniel Murphy, of all people, had a huge game (huge series, really), as he hit the go-ahead and eventual game-winning home run in the 6th inning off Greinke.
My thoughts on facing the Mets: I think the Cubs can shut down the Mets offense, but I worry about their staring pitching. They have three starters that can dominate on any given night, and a solid fourth option.
The Cubs went 7-0 this season against the Mets — definitely a highlight of the season — but don’t let that fool you. That was before the Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit, and they were without third baseman David Wright.
I have confidence that the Cubs can take the series, however. Especially if they can jump out to a 2-0 lead with Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta on the hill.
The series kicks off Saturday at 7:00 Central. Can’t get here soon enough.
Russell being left off NLCS roster
Source:: Cubs Insider