Chicago Cubs Fans on Twitter Go Crazy After Stunning Colorado Rockies Win

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras

The Chicago Cubs won 95 games this season, but they lost two in two - well technically three - days and are officially out of the Major League Baseball postseason.

One day after letting their division titles slip away, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies find themselves facing elimination. However, Adam Ottavino struck out Jason Heyward to end the threat.

"We played that game a lot", said manager Joe Maddon, who matched a postseason record by using 23 players.

There was some doubt about Maddon's standing as the skipper of the Cubs, especially after his team was ousted from the postseason after only one game, but he will finish out his contract with the Cubs.

After the Cubs lost the NL Wild Card Game in 13 innings on Tuesday, slugger Anthony Rizzo was asked for his thoughts on the rumblings that Maddon is on the hot seat. He ran for his star first baseman with the speedy Gore, who promptly swiped second.

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Davis was summoned by Rockies manager Bud Black (a former Royals pitcher) and Davis struck out Albert Almora Jr., which kept the game tied at 1-1. In the eighth, the Cubs' Javier Baez doubled in pinch-runner Terrance Gore to knot things up.

Lester also pointed to Yu Darvish's and Brandon Morrow's season-ending injuries, and losing Kris Bryant and Pedro Strop for long stretches (Strop pitched in the wild card, his first time on the mound since September 13). The Cubs had the bases loaded in the 7th inning with two outs. With a 3-2 count, the bat should never leave Gore's shoulders. Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked and Baez got tagged out by Arenado on Willson Contreras' grounder to third.

The Cubs' early exit clearly was a disappointment for everybody within the organization as well as the fanbase and changes will likely come this winter.

That came to the first hitter of the game, Charlie Blackmon. Some of Maddon's in-game tactics led to some criticism from pundits and fans over the years, and Rosenthal's subscription-only piece outlines some of the instances where Epstein could have found fault with Maddon's decisions this year, such as possibly overusing Brandon Morrow.

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