Scouts: There’s trouble in Chicago as Cleveland has now taken a 3-1 series lead. I’m going to be honest, I fell asleep somewhere in the middle of the game when the score was still 3-1 Cleveland. Looks like we can get caught up together.
Whoa, looks like Jason Kipnis hit a three-run home run in the 7th inning, which broke the game wide open for the Tribe. Carlos Santana also hit a home run. Corey Kluber was Corey Kluber and gave up just one run over six innings. It came in the first, when Dexter Fowler hit a double that just glanced off Raji Davis’ glove. Anthony Rizzo singled him in from there. After that however, the Cub’s offense went into WitSec and hasn’t been seen since. This has not been a good time for Chicago’s offense to forget they know how to hit.
John Lackey didn’t fare too well either, giving up 4 hits and 3 runs over 5 innings. It wasn’t all his fault as a pair of 2nd inning errors by Bryant put the Cubs behind early and for good. Andrew Miller is human after all as he gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the 8th.
Jon Lester will attempt to save the Cubs season tonight facing Trevor Bauer. The game starts at a incredibly stupid 8pm EST, which means most of the country could be asleep for the possible final out of the World Series. Thank you Fox for ensuring that nothing interferes with those tumbling Football ratings.
Prof: I am so angry.
Last night, the love of my life threw out the first pitch with a gracious, beautiful man that I was honored to talk to on the phone once, and I thought maybe, just maybe, Fox would want to show it because it’s not every day that two Cubs legends who wore the same number throw out the first pitch at a World Series game.
Nope! Show more fucking stupid commercials and a cut away to the washed up corpse of Vince Vaughn! I had to find pictures on Twitter instead.
I went out to my local chicken wing sports bar type place to possibly see the first pitch (no) and to hopefully see the game with people who also might be cheering for the Cubs (no) or even the Magical Land of Cleve (no) and ended up having a big glass of Angry Orchard cider because I was so upset and mad. Everyone was either wearing creepy Halloween masks or watching football, or possibly NBA as I saw a game on a couple of the screens. Across the room I heard one man cheering when the Cubs did something good, but I wasn’t going to go over there on the off chance that he actually wasn’t watching the Cubs game.
As Scout mentioned above, Kris Bryant had two errors. Two. One was a play he’s made a hundred times, to his favorite target, my boy Anthony Rizzo. The first time I was shocked. The second time, I was just mad.
I had said to a friend of mine yesterday that I knew last night’s game was going to be rough because the Cubs have a problem with RISP and it was Lackey vs Kluber, and on no planet is Lackey going to beat Kluber, even a short rested Klubot.
I wasn’t born yesterday.
A real Cubs fan always knows and always waits for the other shoe to drop. We basically wait for the suckerpunch. Harry Houdini died from a punch in the gut, too, so…
And as an addendum to Scout’s point above – NO DAY GAMES AT WRIGLEY???? Day games are a staple of Cublife; to not have a day game in the freaking World Series is stupid. There would be plenty of ratings. This insistence on night games for “max viewers” is ridiculous – the Cubs play day games and are known for day games and there should be a goddamn DAY GAME at Wrigley Field in the first World Series for the Cubs since the 40s.
However, Lester is going against Bauer. Lester is a better pitcher than Bauer. Coming back from 3-1 is not an impossibility, and Cleveland knows this (right, Cavs?).