Cubs tab Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel for NLCS Games 3 and 4

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon has tabbed Kyle Hendricks for the start in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Mets, and will likely go with Jason Hammel in Game 4, ESPN’s Jesse Rogers reports. Maddon was presumably non-committal for Game 4 because if the Cubs fall behind 3-0, he might prefer to go with Jon Lester in a do-or-die game.

Hendricks allowed three runs on four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in his start against the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLDS. Hammel started Game 4 against the Cardinals, yielding two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in three innings.