No doubt a little bleary-eyed and worse for wear after celebrating their National League Division Series victory over the Nationals, the Cubs will hold a workout at Dodger Stadium on Friday. It is then manager Joe Maddon is expected to announce the Cubs’ starter against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday. The options are a bit limited after the Cubs emptied the tank in an effort to get past the Nationals, but Maddon does have some candidates. Jose Quintana would be the most logical choice as it would be his spot in the rotation, but the left-hander made a brief appearance in the Cubs’ thrilling 9-8 victory over the Nationals on Friday night. Quintana threw 12 pitches during a 2/3 of an inning relief appearance, and including warm-up throws that equates to a typical bullpen session before his next start.
Who pitches Game 1 for Cubs? Jose Quintana? John Lackey?
Chicago Tribune | Oct 13