Get ready for one insane pitching duel! The aces for the Chicago Cubs and the San Fransisco Giants are facing off in Game 3 of the NLDS series between the two teams, and it’s sure to be one close game. Don’t miss this epic battle with a live stream right here!
The Cubs are one win away from advancing to the National League Championship Series, so Jake Arrieta and his team will surely have some major fire under their feet going into Game 3. But the next two games of the NLDS will be held on the Giants‘ home turf, and with Madison Bumgarner taking the mound it definitely won’t be an easy clinch for the Cubs. The pitching battle begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports, so be sure to tune in to this one! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CUBS VS. GIANTS GAME 3 LIVE STREAM.
Both pitchers have had time to rest up for this important game, with Jake’s last start being Sept. 28 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Madison’s occurring in the NL Wild Card match against the New York Mets on Oct. 5. Jake’s last appearance wasn’t nearly as strong as Madison’s, with the Pirates scoring 7 runs off him while Madison managed to keep the Mets scoreless. With opposite situations prior to this big game, certainly both pitchers are going to put up a fight…just for different reasons!
The Cubs’ pitching staff has proved to be crucial to their postseason success this year, as Jon Lester kept the Giants from scoring in the 1-0 victory in Game 1 and both starter Kyle Hendricks and his reliever Travis Wood raked in runs in Game 2 to help the Cubs manage a 5-2 win — and a 2-0 lead in the series. Even if Jake doesn’t prove to be as strong offensively, the Cubs at least hope he can bring his Cy Young Award-winning pitching to Game 3!
But even if he does, though, Madison is the one person who would be able to match that kind of performance. As Giants reliever George Kontos told MLB.com, “If there’s one thing we’ve learned about this ballclub, it’s that until that last pitch is thrown where we’re not playing anymore, you can’t count us out.” Needless to say, it’s going to be a great game — so you won’t want to miss it!
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