A pregame interview with Lou Piniella
Cubs manager puts first two games in NLDS in the past
I know your home record and I know how successful you've been at home and how much everybody likes to play at home. The way things went the first two games, might it be good to get on the road?LOU PINIELLA: Well, I don't think we have a choice. (Laughter). Maybe we'll relax here a little more. We've got a good pitcher going tonight in Harden. And what we need to do is put some runs on the board early and give our pitchers a chance to pitch with the lead. I think that's the most important thing. As far as what happened the first two games, that's in the past. What we need to do now is win three in a row. We've done that about 10 times this year. So we're obviously capable, and we're going to try to get that done tonight, starting tonight. On that note, if I saw it correctly, I think only five of the Dodgers have ever faced Harden, like Manny and Casey Blake maybe seeing him the most, and I think that's only a few times. Do you think that gives you an edge in addition to Harden and his normal capabilities? LOU PINIELLA: I think it's to the advantage of the pitcher, when the hitters haven't faced you. The Dodgers, they've got a nice combination of veteran players and young players. And they've got some talent over there.
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