The Cubs-Brewers game, which began at noon, averaged a 1.9 household rating in the metered markets, and the 3 p.m. Dodgers-Rockies telecast averaged a 2.3.
Chicago will trot out its veteran southpaw to start as Jon Lester will toe the rubber on Tuesday night. Here is the starting nine for the visiting Rockies, who will play games in Denver, Los Angeles, and Chicago in the span of 72 hours.
The loser of the Rockies-Dodgers game will travel to play the loser of the Brewers-Cubs game in the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday night.
The Cubs and Rockies split their games this season at 3-3, while their last game against each other came in May.
The title-winning Red Sox, Indians, Astros and Braves will advance to the postseason along with the Brewers, Cubs, Rockies and Dodgers plus the Yankees and Athletics, the two American League wild-card teams. Kyle Freeland will take the mound for Colorado. That included a loss at Wrigley Field on April 30 in which he allowed three runs over seven innings. The team tweeted out a letter for fans to give their bosses so they can get out of work Monday afternoon for the game. They're focused on the Lester with the Cubs now - and lately he's been very good. "Nobody wants to hear it", outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said Sunday, after Colorado routed Washington 12-0. A Cubs team that preaches a positive one-day-at-a-time attitude only has one more guaranteed game left this year.
Walker Buehler was set to start for the Dodgers Monday, while German Marquez was slated to get the ball for the Rockies.