Going some 45 consecutive hours sans baseball when both the previous game played and next game scheduled could be the final one of the season seems cruel. Alas, that's what we've been patiently slogging through since the Chicago Cubs pipped the Cleveland baseballers on Sunday to stave off elimination and send the series east to Cuyahoga County.
Jake Arrieta and Jake Arrieta's beard will get the start for the Cubs, and they'll look to build on a great Game 2 start that was the fuel behind Chicago's 5-1 road victory. Cleveland will counter with Josh Tomlin, who will look to continue his remarkable postseason run. Tomlin, who owns a 4.58 career ERA in 687 regular season innings, has posted a dang fine 1.76 ERA in his 15.1 innings this postseason - all with an absurd H/9 of just 3.9.
First pitch is set for just after 8 PM ET. Shortly after that, we'll either be watching the city of Cleveland try to celebrate without setting the river on fire (again), or we'll be gearing up for a Game 7 for the ages.