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☆ 2016 WORLD SERIES ☆ Chicago Cubs vs CLEVELAND INDIANS ☆

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mjp28    152

Well arrietta has a no hitter going

Yeah a bloop and a blast from a tie game, only the 4th....5th coming up. Napoli?

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jrb12711    286

Man I just fundamentally disagree with tito tonight on pitching decisions. Left bauer and mccalister out there too long and directly cost us 2 runs.

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mjp28    152

Man I just fundamentally disagree with tito tonight on pitching decisions. Left bauer and mccalister out there too long and directly cost us 2 runs.

I won't second guess Francona he's been nearly flawless this entire year.

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jrb12711    286

99 times out of 100 you are right but this time even he is gonna admit he goofed it.

 

I guess another thing I dont understand is how McCallister is a better option than salazar in the first place. Barring a miracle its time to start pitching for friday though. These guys are tough, they just have incredible at bats.

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mjp28    152

A couple of things are obvious the Cubs are deeper with the starters and can hit.

Cleveland has two legitimate starters and fill in guys plus Bauer was the #4 guy.

 

And Kluber can't pitch every game.

 

They are just going to have to gut it out every game and hope it goes 6 or 7.

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gumby73    291

They are just going to have to gut it out every game and hope it goes 6 or 7.

Worked for the Cavs when the world & networks gave us no chance to see games 6 or 7..Well here we are AGAIN..Go Tribe!!

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gumby73    291

^^^icebreaker Their went the no- no..Kip doubles Party at Nap on deck

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mjp28    152

Looks like the rain is creeping in, it's been that kind of night.

 

Relax TRIBE fans it's only one game.

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mjp28    152

Well folks the 2016 WORLD SERIES is tied up at 1-1 going back to Chi-raq, the Indians now must try and win at least one game there to get it back to Cleveland, Ohio.

 

See you Friday.

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jrb12711    286

Wrigley will be insane, but I think we can pull it off

 

Just being real with ourselves here, Game 3 is going to be a monumental task to win. That of course doesn't mean we're out of it though. Assuming Game 3 goes to the Cubbies, we certainly have the pitching advantage in game 4. Even if they Cubs get game 5, we get back the home field advantage with Tomlin/Kluber to give us a shot.

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nickers    248

 

 

Bauer tried his heart out.. I don't blame him.. The O left runners in scoring position and didnt execute.. Arrieta was on.. Theres a reason why the Cubs are here.. And it's not because of suckage.. they may be our biggest test yet and to Me.. They plainly are.

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jrb12711    286

Bauer tried his heart out.. I don't blame him.. The O left runners in scoring position and didnt execute.. Arrieta was on.. Theres a reason why the Cubs are here.. And it's not because of suckage.. they may be our biggest test yet and to Me.. They plainly are.

 

Eh I'm not sure I 100% agree with you on Bauer. The guy wants to pitch HIS way and frankly he's not good enough to do that, at least yet. He throws lousy pitches at lousy times because he's too confident in this stuff. That could change but it's also the reason he walks a crap ton of people and gives up big hits. Talent isn't the issue, it's putting it all together that is right now.

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nickers    248

Eh I'm not sure I 100% agree with you on Bauer. The guy wants to pitch HIS way and frankly he's not good enough to do that, at least yet. He throws lousy pitches at lousy times because he's too confident in this stuff. That could change but it's also the reason he walks a crap ton of people and gives up big hits. Talent isn't the issue, it's putting it all together that is right now.

Im just saying I can't put the blame all on him..I know Bauer has his limitations.. I'm not sure I wouldve started him , either.

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mjp28    152

The ivy is changing from green to red, an awesome autumnal attribute the public has rarely seen. The corner of Clark and Addison will finally be bustling with activity in the final days of October.

 

The World Series is coming to Wrigley Field on Friday night, and it is coming with the Cubs and the Indians knotted at one win apiece in a fascinating Fall Classic matchup with historic implications. In picking up the split at Progressive Field -- the Cubs did what all teams aim to do when they open a best-of-seven series on the road -- Chicago has the opportunity to swing this Fall Classic in its favor on its home turf.

 

• World Series Game 3: Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX

 

Considering it has been 71 long and painful years since this particular turf last hosted a game of this magnitude, one imagines the conditions will be fervently in the Cubs' favor.

 

"It's going to be electric," Kyle Schwarber said. "It's going to be really, really loud."

 

After his 2-for-4, two-RBI showing in the 5-1 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday night, some of the loudest cheers will be sent in Schwarber's direction. The question is whether they'll be rooting for him as part of the introduction of the bench or the starting lineup.

 

That Schwarber is even suiting up for this Series is a medical marvel, given that he had major surgery on his left knee a bit more than six months ago. That he's shown no signs of rust at the plate, while slotted in as the designated hitter in Games 1 and 2, is a baseball marvel that could force manager Joe Maddon's hand in his lineup construction in the National League park.

 

"I honestly don't know [what will happen]," Maddon said after Game 2. "That's something I'm waiting to hear from our medical side, because obviously he looks good. He looks good at the plate. Running the bases, he looks pretty good so far. … There's nothing about watching him that tells me that he's inhibited right now."

 

Left field will be an area of intrigue on both sides. The Indians are entertaining the idea of playing Carlos Santana, their regular DH, in left field for just the second time in his career. Santana played left from the sixth inning on in a loss to the Red Sox on Aug. 12, 2012.

 

That would be an iffy defensive proposition, to say the least, but Cleveland was weighing the pros and cons of keeping the bats of both Santana and Mike Napoli in the lineup.

 

"We want to keep every option open," Tribe manager Terry Francona said.

 

The starting pitchers for Game 3 were much easier to decipher. The Indians will send Josh Tomlin to the mound opposite the Cubs' Kyle Hendricks. The latter is an NL Cy Young Award candidate who has picked up precisely where his rousing regular season left off. Hendricks has a 1.65 ERA in 16 1/3 postseason innings.

 

Tomlin, meanwhile, has been one of those surprise stars October tends to churn out. Injuries to Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar thrust Tomlin into a more prominent rotation role than expected, and he's delivered two strong starts against the tough lineups of the Red Sox and Blue Jays, allowing three runs in 10 2/3 innings.

 

And if you think the Cubs returning home to Wrigley for the World Series is a great story, consider what's going on in Tomlin's world. His dad, Jerry, hasn't watched him pitch in person since a rare condition left him paralyzed from the chest down in mid-August. The elder Tomlin was released from the hospital last week, and he will be in attendance for Game 3.

 

This Series has presented us with no shortage of satisfying subplots, but the games themselves have both been blowouts so far. The Indians locked down that loaded Cubs lineup with their two best weapons -- Corey Kluber and Andrew Miller -- in Game 1, but Chicago, behind a strong start from Jake Arrieta and a sudden offensive upswing against Trevor Bauer and the bullpen, turned the tables against a sloppy Tribe team in Game 2.

 

Game 3 looms as a potentially important swing spot. The team winning Game 3 of a 1-1 World Series has gone on to win it all on 37 occasions (64.9 percent of the time), including 11 of the past 14 instances. For what it's worth, the home team has won Game 3 after a 1-1 tie just 45.6 percent of the time, and only three times in the past 10 tries.

 

Of course, for the Cubs, this is no ordinary home game. This is a game generations of fans have pined and pleaded for, and their prayers have finally been answered. Wrigley is finally getting its time in the World Series spotlight.

 

"It's the finest venue there is in professional sports, and maybe in all of sports," Maddon said. "Now, having a World Series to root for, it's going to be incredibly special."

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mjp28    152

10/28 8:05 PM - WORLD SERIES - GAME 3 in Chicago

 

901 Cleveland open +161 now consensus +185 - the INDIANS are a HUGE underdog

902 Chi. Cubs open -175 now concensus -200

 

Total runs - 7 now 8

 

Pitchers: (CLE) Josh Tomlin ® (CHC) Kyle Hendricks ®

TV: FOX

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syd    22

salazar only pitched that one inning 2 pop outs and a strike out I was surprised he did'nt go another inning just to see how his forarm held out

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mjp28    152

salazar only pitched that one inning 2 pop outs and a strike out I was surprised he did'nt go another inning just to see how his forarm held out

I don't think Salazar or Bauer are near ready yet but with no time to really find out for sure, no AAA, AA even A ball to experiment for a week or two and see under some kind of live fire. GO KLUBER & TOMLIN! The previous #1 & 5 guys.

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jrb12711    286

I plan to watch from the start of pre-game tonight. Win or lose, seriously stop to think that this is the first time in 71! years Wrigley has seen a home world series game. This is honestly one of those tell your kids about moments.

 

As noted, this is gonna be a tough one for the Indians. The "good" news from game two though is that the big dogs are ready in the pen without hesitation. Santana is going to left field probably leaving the Guyer/Naquin/Davis/Crisp (whoever doesn't play center) to platoon and pinch hit. It gives the Indians the nice opportunity to pinch run Santana and move say Davis/Crisp into left if he gets on base in a tight game.

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mjp28    152

Just to lift our Indians up a bit.....

 

10/29 8:05 PM - WORLD SERIES - GAME 4 - Early look ahead (vegasinsider.com)

 

903 Cleveland open -110 early consensus -108 - the INDIANS are an early very slight favorite with Kluber

904 Chi. Cubs open +102 early consensus -102

 

Pitchers: (CLE) Corey Kluber ® (CHC) John Lackey ®

TV: FOX

 

I think they can beat Lackey home or away.

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wargograw    219

No one cares about Cubs history jrb. Let's whip em. Run up the score. Diehard, post Wahoo's middle finger.

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