Cubs Take 2-0 NLDS Lead Into Monday Night
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sure, Jake Arrieta and Joe Maddon know all about what Madison Bumgarner has done on the postseason stage in recent years.
Just how good the big lefty has been and his San Francisco Giants, too. They're 9-0 in elimination games under manager Bruce Bochy, rallying from improbable deficits to win it all three times this decade — every other year, and this is one of those even years.
San Francisco's October theme this time: "BeliEVEN."
As the Chicago Cubs arrived Sunday in the Bay Area with a 2-0 NL Division Series lead and a chance to close out the home team, Maddon knows there's plenty that still must go right Monday night for his club to move closer to ending its World Series curse.
The Cubs were in for an unexpected treat Sunday: the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels regularly buzzed over the bay during Fleet Week as Chicago wrapped up its afternoon work, with a few players and coaches stealing a glance up at the blue sky.