“It’s the same way for us, although I do believe a pitcher who’s pitching well should have an advantage over a team that has not seen him to that point, normally”, Maddon said.
CHICAGO (AP) – So much for October closer.
And if neither team can match to the Cubs’ 108-year quest for a championship? I know they’re gonna be ready. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Gonzalez also had a tying two-run single in the eighth inning of the series opener, but Miguel Montero’s pinch-hit grand slam was the big blow in a dramatic win for Chicago.
“I have a lot of faith in our guys”.
“It was great. I thought the purpose of our guys’ at-bats was really wonderful”, Hoyer said. “Something bad is going to happen; it always does”.
Javier Baez comes through in the series-saving ninth inning with his go-ahead RBI. We’re just trying to take care of business.
Josh Reddick got Los Angeles’ last hit of the night in the sixth, putting runners on first and second.
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There was Conor Gillaspie emerging as yet another example of the Giants summoning surprise performances from players up and down the lineup.
Romo threw sliders a career-high 61 percent of the time this season, but the only one to Zobrist came 2-1, and it was a tight spinner that just missed the outer edge.
There was some question about whether Kershaw would start Game 2 or Game 3, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the decision quickly became apparent.
The Chicago Cubs are playing championship baseball with their overall attitude.
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Our starting pitching features All-Stars Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto at the top of the rotation. As a follow-up, the organization touched down in the second largest North American market left to conquer, establishing an office in Toronto, Ontario in June with former CFL commissioner Tom Wright in command. Baez, who was buzzed by Strickland in Game 2, rounded first and emphatically slapped his right arm against a closed first. With his Dodgers desperate for a win, Clayton Kershaw delivered the most dominant start of his checkered playoff career.
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“He hit it pretty good”, Kershaw said. The Cubs got what they wanted, in a roundabout way. Both of these games will be at Wrigley Field.
“It’s frustrating when you actually get the ground ball”, Bochy said. There was no retreat from addressing the media, no finger-pointing.
The Giants sat at their lockers, stunned and silent. They said they would double-down on preparation, that they’d never forget how awful this felt. Casilla came back one more time and suffered a ninth blown save.
Kris Bryant: Derek Law’s 0-1 pitch had Buster Posey leaping and the 1-1 pitch spiked in the dirt. Are they familiar with the history of the franchise? A full house every game. “We’re not worried about it”.
Thank you for another incredible season and I am already counting the days til pitchers and catchers report.