Gerrit Cole has a 1.69 ERA in 32 innings in September, with a 39:10 K/BB ratio and a 1.06 WHIP.. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

There weren't many innings where tonight's game was in question. The only time it was really close was in the sixth inning. Gerrit Cole had gone five innings, giving up just one run, but ran into trouble in the sixth and put the game on the line despite a five run lead.

The right-hander started off with two singles and a walk to load the bases with no outs. He got Anthony Rizzo to ground to Jordy Mercer, who misplayed what could have been a double play ball, and what would have easily been an out at second. That allowed a run to score, and kept the bases loaded for Cole with no outs. It also brought the tying run to the plate and got Bryan Morris and Justin Wil...

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