Chicago Cubs 2015 Playoffs

2015 Wild Card Playoff
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

Joe Maddon's Cubs team had a great season in his first year.  Maddon was named manager of the year for leading the team to 97 wins.  Jake Arrieta won the Cy Young Award and Kris Bryant was Rookie of the Year. 

But the 97 wins were only good for 3rd place in NL Central meaning that the Cubs needed to defeat the Pirates in the Wild Card playoff game.

October 7, 2015
Jake Arrieta pitches a 5-hit CG shutout as Cubs advance to NLDS 4-0 over Pirates in Pittsburgh.  On offense, Dexter Fowler was 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, a home run and an RBI.  Kyle Schwarber drove in 3 runs going 2 for 3 with a home run. 

Jake Arreita ties Kerry Wood's Cubs postseason record of strikeouts in a single game with 11.

2015 NLDS
St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs

October 9, 2015
John Lackey & 2 Cardinals pitchers shut out Cubs on 3 hits as Cards take a 1-0 lead in NLDS. JOn Lester pitched well for the Cubs, but Cardinals broke game open in 8th inning, scoring 3 runs.

October 10, 2015
Cubs score 5 runs in 2nd inning using a few bunt hits to score prior to Jorge Soler's big home run. Soler reaches base all 4 times as Cubs even the NLDS 1 game each with 6-3 victory over Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

October 12, 2015
Cubs hit 6 HR's & defeat Cardinals 8-6 at Wrigley Field to take a 2 games to 1 series lead in NLDS. Jorge Soler has 2 hits and 2 walks and has now reached base in 8 straight plate appearances.

October 13, 2015
Javier Baez starts game 4 of the NLDS after an injury to Addison Russell and hits 3-run HR off John Lackey & Kyle Schwarber's HR ends up on RF scoreboard. Cubs win NLDS 3 games to 1 to end Cardinals season.

Jason Hammel singles in a run with 2 outs prior to Baez big home run.

2015 NLCS
New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs

October 17, 2015
Daniel Murphy & Travis D'Arnaud hit HR's as Mets take 1 game to zero lead in NLCS with 4-2 victory over #Cubs.

October 18, 2015
At Citi Field, Mets take 2 games to 0 NLCS lead with a 4-1 victory over #Cubs. Daniel Murphy hits another HR.

October 20, 2015
At Wrigley Field, Daniel Murphy homers for 3rd straight game as Mets take a 3-0 Series lead with a 5-2 win.

October 21, 2015
Daniel Murphy homers in all 4 games as Mets sweep #Cubs in NLCS with an 8-3 victory at Wrigley Field.