The Chicago Cubs were one game from defeating the Washington Nationals in this National League division series. Yesterday the Chicago Cubs came from behind to win 2-1. However, Wednesday nights game was quite different.
They started pitcher Stephen Strasburg, whom was ill, for this crucial must win game four. The score of today’s Cubs game was a five to nothing shutout by the Washington Nationals. Stephen pitched seven shutout innings while striking out twelve Chicago Cubs batters.
Now this five game National League division series heads back to Washington, District of Columbia, for a winner take all game.
“When he’s healthy and he’s on the mound, he’s one of, if not, the best pitchers in the game. Since the All-Star break, nobody has really been like him. To have him come out and do that in a spot like that, obviously … huge is an understatement for us.”
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals first baseman
Stephen had actually acquired the flu and was trying to fight it with anti-biotics. Michael Taylor, hit a grand slam home run for the Washington Nationals to take a 4-0 lead. All this team needed one run as the Chicago Cubs did NOT pass home plate once in this baseball game.
This will be the Washington Nationals third National League division series game five since two thousand and twelve. This franchise has failed to advance on to the National League championship series. The Chicago Cubs are trying to advance to their third straight National League championship series.
Stephen has actually pitched two games in this divisional playoff series. He struck out ten Chicago Cubs batters in a game won victory for the Washington Nationals. This National League division series is tied two to two.
The winner of this series plays the Los Angeles Dodgers whom swept the Arizona Diamondbacks three to nothing.
The new NHL team Las Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 in their first ever home game in franchise history. This new NHL team set multiple records for a expansion team. They scored four goals in first ten minutes forty two seconds which is a record for an expansion franchise.
Also, the Las Vegas Golden Knights became first expansion National Hockey League franchise to win their first three games. Earlier this week they set another expansion franchise record for winning their first two road games. T-Mobile Arena was sold out and actually more than 18,100 fans attended this first home game.
They have outscored their opponents nine to four so far in three games. The Phoenix Coyotes have lost twice now to the new NHL team Las Vegas Golden Knights. Their record is 0 wins 2 losses one tie.
Las Vegas’s goalie Marc Andre Fleury made thirty one saves. Tomas Nosed scored the first franchise home goal at the two minute thirty one second mark. James Neal scored the Las Vegas Golden Knights first power play goal at ten minutes forty two seconds of the first period.
Las Vegas quickly created a four to nothing lead, and cruised to victory. Both these teams host home games against the Detroit Red Wings, later this week. With a 3 wins 0 losses 0 ties record, this new NHL team is in first place in the Pacific Division.
With a zero wins two losses one tie record, the Arizona Coyotes are in seventh place in Pacific Division. There are eight total National Hockey League teams in the Pacific Division. With the addition of the new NHL team Las Vegas Golden Knights, this league has thirty one total teams.
Arizona Coyotes 2 0-2-1 versus Vegas Golden Knights 5 3-0-0
1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Total
Arizona Coyotes 1 0 1 2
Las Vegas Golden Knights 4 1 0 5
Official Attendance: 18,100
The third Chicago Cubs ball game versus the Washington Nationals, in the two thousand seventeen divisional playoffs ended in a 2 to 1 win. Chicago Cubs now lead this series two games to one. They have won the past two games after the Washington Nationals won game one.
The Chicago Cubs came from behind in this game to win. They were behind one to nothing for eight innings. The Chicago Cubs also survived four errors. Chicago Cubs went ahead with a two out bloop single.
Winning game three in this National League division series bodes well for the Chicago Cubs. In five game playoff series in Major League Baseball, the winner of game three goes on to win the series seventy five percent of the time (36-12). The Chicago Cubs went hitless the first 6 1/3 innings.
The Washington Nationals scored one run off two errors in the sixth inning. The Washington Nationals posted a 97-65 regular season record. The Chicago Cubs as you know, won the World Series last year.
Game four is a must win now for the Washington Nationals. The Chicago Cubs host game four. The Washington Nationals also had two errors in the third inning.
However, the Washington Nationals did not take advantage of those mistakes. The Washington Nationals actually had home field advantage in this series. This team now must win game four at Wrigley Field, to finish this five game series in their home baseball park.
Washington Nationals versus Chicago Cubs 2017 National League Division Series game 3
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2 4 4
Monday October 9 2017 Win: Edwards Jr. Loss: Kintzler Save: Davis
Statistically speaking, the Washington Nationals have a twenty five percent chance of winning this National League Division playoff series. Also, the Washington Nationals have never won a playoff series in franchise history up to this series. However, this Major League baseball team has now reached the playoffs three times in the past five years.
The Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones has stated now that any of his players that don’t stand for the United States of America’s national anthem will NOT play for his team. This year he has placed a ban on any players kneeling for the anthem. Allegedly, in Sunday’s game versus the Green Bay Packers, two players raised their fists, perhaps in defiance to the national anthem.
“I don’t know about that. But if there is anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play. You understand? If we are disrespecting the flag then we won’t play.
Period. We’re going to respect the flag, and I’m going to create the perception of it. And we have.”
Perhaps this owner needs to worry about his teams’ play. They lost this game to the Green Bay Packers 35-31. The Dallas Cowboys are two games behind the National Football Conference division leading Philadelphia Eagles.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is actually friends with Donald Trump. He donated one million dollars to his inaugural committee. The National Football League Players Association responded to Dallas Cowboys owner.
NFL players are union members and part of the labor movement that has woven the fabric of America for generations. Our men and their families are also conscientious Americans who continue to be forces for good through our communities and some have decided to use their platform to peacefully raise awareness to issues that deserve attention. It is a source of enormous pride that some of the best conversations about these issues have taken place in our locker rooms in a respectful, civil and thoughtful way that should serve as a model for how all of us can communicate with each other. We should not stifle these discussions and cannot allow our rights to become subservient to the very opinions our Constitution protects. That is what makes us the land of the free and home of the brave.
The Dallas Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers in week seven after their bye week in week six.