Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards

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Students told us they're excited the team is back in the post-season after a rough few years.

Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a anxious Joe Maddon offered these words to The Post. "Even when we're struggling we're ahead of everybody".

The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies both lost their chances at their respective divisions on Monday and now the two teams will battle to keep their seasons alive on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

Waiting on the Cubs offense to show up is as frustrating as waiting on a CTA bus in a downpour, and for much of the postseason opener it was more of the same. He kept it going in the postseason. Maybe they had blown a five-game lead in the division, but they were still alive, which only nine other teams could say on October 2.

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"It doesn't matter, like everybody", Baez said. "I don't pay attention to it, but it's around us, and if we pay attention, we get in the trap".

The Rockies scored in the first after jon Lester surrendered a walk to Charlie Blackmon, an ivy-wall double to DJ LeMahieu that put Blackmon on third and a sacrifice fly to center by Arenado.

This happened because the Cubs couldn't get the job done in their National League Central Tiebreaker against the Brewers on Monday.

We will see you Tuesday night. As a member of the Athletics, Lester started the one-game Wild Card playoff game against the Royals in Kansas City, where he was charged with six runs in 7 1/3 innings in a 9-8 loss. This year, they could not make it to the NLDS.