Cubs look for sweep against Giants in Game 3 of NLDS tonight
SAN FRANCISCO — After going up 2-0 in the National League Division Series, the Chicago Cubs look for a sweep in San Francisco.
Tonight, the Cubbies will head to AT&T Park for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Giants. Even though the Cubs are up by two games, the sweep wont be easy.
The Giants have been unbeaten in their last nine elimination games, and will be starting Madison Bumgarner, who has proven to be one of the best postseason pitchers in recent years.
Bumgarner is coming off a shutout against the New York Mets in the wild-card game, and what’s even scarier is he hasn’t allowed a run in his last 23 postseason innings.
The Cubs will be starting Jake Arrieta, making it a dual between the pitchers.
Several Cubs players have performed extremely well against Bumgarner, such as Ben Zobrist who is batting .500 against him in 12 at-bats. Jason Heyward and David Ross have also both hit home runs against him. The team is bating .211 with a .569 with Bumgarner on the mound.
The Cubs are set to take on the Giants tonight at 8:30 p.m. in San Francisco.