In case you didn’t believe in the magic of the Chicago Cubs, last night’s game proved you wrong. The Cubs put most doubters in check as they not only came out swinging, but they did what few teams could have done. They not only defeated in Indians in Cleveland, but they are the only team to beat a Terry Francona coached team in the World Series.
The Cubs sent pitcher Jake Arrieta to the mound to battle against the Indian’s pitcher Trevor Bauer. Arrieta not only answered the calling but he dominated the Indians line up pitching a no hitter for 5 and 1/3 innings. Jason Kipnis broke up Arrietta’s not hit bid in the bottom of the 6th inning with a single to right field. Kipnis would later come around and score the only run for the Indians on a wild pitch.
Kyle Schurber went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Ben Zobrist was amazing at the plate again for the Cubs going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, as a side note one of his hits was a triple. Anthony Rizzo was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Addison Russell hitting in the bottom spots in the Cubs batting order was 1 for 4 with an RBI. With hitting performances like this and solid pitching at Wrigley Field in Chicago, fans might finally be celebrating their first World Series title in 108 years.
However before the Cubs fans start the celebration too soon, they have to win Friday night. They also need to win game 4 in Chicago against Corey Kluber who shutout the Cubs in Cleveland in game 1 of the series. So before any reverse the curse shirts are printed, the Cubs still have huge obstacles standing in their way. No Billy Goats curses will decide this series. Baseball is a team sport and the Cubs or the Indians must have their teams clicking at all the right times. Keep in mind, this a child’s game played by men trying to out duel the other manager is a live game of chess. Instead of pawns, queens, kings are knights being maneuvered around a board, players are being slotted on the playing field.