The Chicago Cubs even the World Series last night as they beat the Indians by a score of 5 to 1.
Pitching: Jake Arrieta was brilliant and held a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Arrieta’s power arm and devastating breaking ball led the Cubs to victory. Arrieta finished the night with a line of 5.2ip, 1er, 2h’s, 6k’s and 3bb’s. Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman finished the game in dominating fashion, only allowing two hits (both Montgomery) over the final 3.1 innings while combining to strike out six.
As BoT predicted, after the long layoff for Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer that he would not be as sharp since his last extended start. Bauer was battered around by the Cubs surrendering six hits in 3.2 innings of work. Bauer also walked two in the losing effort.
Zach McAllister couldn’t stop the bleeding when he came in relief of Bauer. McAllister was wild and coughed up two earned in the 5th before being pulled for the equally brutal Bryan Shaw. The Indians bullpen was unable to keep the Cubs from expanding their lead and they will have to rebound in Game 3 to have a chance at regaining their lead in the World Series.
Hitting: The Cubs slammed Bauer and the Indians ‘pen. Seven of the Cubs starters had hits last night with Zobrist and Schwarber collecting two a piece. Zobrist is 5 for 8 in the World Series thus far after struggling in the NLDS and NLCS, going a combined 6 for 36.
The Indians only mustered four hits, two of them coming from Mike Napoli. Not a whole lot to say there.
Check back later for a preview of Game 3 as well as our new logo and featured brewers!
**Photo Credit to Arturo Pardavila III**