Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cubs win

It was a sad thing watching the Cleveland Indians leave the field after an amazing game 7, which will go down in history as one of the greatest of all time. The Indians had a 3-1 series lead going into Game 5 but a lackluster hitting performance in Game 5 and a horrendous pitching performance for Josh Tomlin in Game 6 which led to the unbelievable Game 7. For the first time since 1908, the Cubs have won the World Series!

Game 7 started with the Cubs' offense firing on all cylinders with The North Siders jumping out to a 5-1 lead in the fifth inning. But as "The Curse of the Billy Goat" would have it, the Indians came back. With the Indians down by one, Cubs' catcher David Ross, who was playing in his last career game, crushed a homer to center. The Indians did not lay down though with Rajai Davis squeaking out a 2-run homer in the 8th to tie the game. Nobody would score in the 9th.
In between the 9th and 10th, there was a 19 minute rain delay, and the Cubs woke up. Series MVP Ben Zobrist cranked a double to drive in two runs and gave a 8-6 lead. The Indians scored one run in the 10th, but it was too late. A lifelong Cardinals fan, a bitter rival of the Cubs, it was a terrible sight to see the Cubs dogpiling on the mound, but as the Cubs have said for the past 108 years,”There’s always next year.” ~ Nate Gaines

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