The day after his team's 4-1 walk-off loss against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, Cubs manager Joe Maddon still faced questions about his decision to go with John Lackey in the decisive ninth inning. Maddon explained after the game why he did not use closer Wade Davis, but was pressed again on Monday's off day. "Whatever the narrative is, it's really a false narrative. (Davis) was not coming into that game until we grabbed the lead," Maddon said. "He was not going to pitch more than three outs. That's it."
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USA Today | Oct 17