As expected/hoped, all signs point to Jose Quintana being ready to go this evening to face the Dodgers in Game One of the NLCS.
It’s not official yet, but:
Don't have official word but looks like #Cubs Quintana to face Kershaw and LA today
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) October 14, 2017
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) October 14, 2017
Given Kyle Hendricks’ start on Thursday, even with his relief appearance later in the game, Quintana made the most sense for this start (if available). John Lackey was the other realistic option.
The rest of the Cubs’ NLCS roster should come out this afternoon, and you shouldn’t expect dramatic changes – perhaps just a switcharoo or two in the bullpen.