World Series 2016 Game 2: Cubs @ Indians

Much to my dismay Sianis is proven a prophet yet again. This game was much further out of reach than the shutout score would indicate, Cubs bats were practically lifeless against Kulber.

Sigh, well that’s why extended series are good despite the nay saying of some who pointedly drag their heavy coats out of the closet and make jokes about Thanksgiving games (you know, there’s a reason that Canadian Thanksgiving is in October and what’s the matter with a few, or 17 inches, of snowflakes anyway?). It’s a 162 game regular season that slows things down and every Series should have 7 games except the Wild Card which should have 5. This allows the best team with the greatest depth to prevail.

Or the Cubs sure hope so. Frankly part of me rebels against the concept that a single pitcher can carry a club through a whole Series but that doesn’t keep it from being used successfully by Managers who count on picking up the odd unexpected game here or there while ruining a player for life.

That’s why they call it the Big League bucko. There is no crying.

Tonight the Cubs will start their second Ace, Arrieta, while drone gashed Bauer attempts to not bleed all over the ball (seems a bit of a sacrifice for a spitter) and it all takes place an hour early in an attempt to out run the rain.

Good luck with that.

The worst case is that intermittent showers (which seem likely) delay things enough so that we have an official game (5 Innings at bat for the losers) by 11 pm.

Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, except in this case it works against the Cubs.

First we’ll use Spahn
Then we’ll use Sain
Then an off day
Followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
Followed by Sain
And followed
We hope
By two days of rain

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  1. Vent Hole

  2. So, uh great. Apparently the complete game rule is suspended during the Playoffs.

      • BobbyK on October 26, 2016 at 19:12

      Another MLB attempt to speed up the games no doubt.

  3. First Pitch Ball

  4. Broken Bat Ground Out

  5. 1 On

  6. RBI Double. Cubs 1 – 0

  7. Already a better night

      • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:17

      Absolutely

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:21

    Coming up on 10th pitch to Zobrist

  8. Fly

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:22

    Zobrist flied out to left field on the 10th pitch

  9. KO. Bottom 1st

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:29

    Arrieta pitching for the Cubs

  10. First Pitch Strike

  11. Pop Out

  12. K

  13. 2 Out Walk. 1 On

  14. Another Walk. 2 On 2 Out

  15. Thank goodness. Top 2nd

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:42

    Top of the 2hnd with Trevor Bauer pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:44

    Javier Baez singles

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:48

    Willson Contreras fkies out to right field

  16. Fly Out for 1

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:50

    Jorge Soler flied out tp center field

  17. Fly Out for 2

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:55

    Addison Russell flied oput to right field to end the top of the inning

  18. Bottom 2nd

  19. What? Has the game started yet?

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:56

    Bottom of the 2nd with Arrieta pitching for the Cubs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 19:58

    Lonnie Chisenhall grounds out

  20. Out at 1st

  21. Line Out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:00

    Coco Crisp lines out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:03

    Tyler Naquin struck out to end the 2nd inning

    Cubs 1 – Cleveland 0

  22. KO. Top 3rd

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:05

    Top of the 3rd wiht Bauer pitching for Cleveland

  23. Another Ground Out

  24. And another Fly Out

  25. Did I mention Manchester United won over City yet?

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:10

    Fowler grounded out and Bryant lined out

  26. And a 2 Out Walk

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:10

    Rizzo walked

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:11

    Zobrist singles

  27. Hey! A Single!

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:13

    Kyle Schwarber RBI single

  28. RBI Single. Cubs 2 – 0

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:15

    Cubs 2 – Cleveland 0 with 2 on (corners) 2 out

  29. Runners at Corners

  30. Bottom 3rd

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:17

    Baez struck out to end the top of the 3rd

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:18

    Bottom of the 3rd with Arrieta pitching for the Cubs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:23

    Roberto PĂ©rez struck out

  31. Leadoff K

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:26

    Carlos Santana struck out

  32. 3 in a Row for Arietta

  33. Top 4th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:28

    Kipnis flied to end the 3rd inning

    Cubs 2 – Cleveland 0

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:33

    Top of the 4th inning with Bauer pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:33

    Contreras walked

  34. 1 On, Walk

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:37

    Soler grounded into a double play

  35. Double Play

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 20:37

    Russell base hit into center

  36. A Single. Bauer chased. Too fucking late for and RBI if you ask me but whatever.

  37. KO. Bottom 4th

  38. It’s Ninja Baseball!

  39. K #5

  40. Fly Center

  41. Another 2 Out Walk

  42. Top 5th

  43. Leadoff KO

  44. 10 Pitch Walk

    • BobbyK on October 26, 2016 at 21:03

    Time for some insurance runs.

  45. RBI Triple. Cubs 3 – 0

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:04

    RBi triple for Zobrist

    Cubs 3 – Cleveland 0

  46. New Arm

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:05

    Cleveland pitching change Shaw in for McAllister

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:09

    Schwarber RBI single

    Cubs 4 _ Cleveland 0

  47. RBI Single. Cubs 4 – 0

  48. Wild Pitch. Runner advances

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:11

    Schwarber to 2nd on a wild pitch to Baez

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:12

    Baez struck out

  49. KO for 2

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:14

    Contreras singled; Baez to 3rd Error on Cleveland

  50. An Error. 2 On 2 Out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:16

    Soler walked. Bases loaded with 2 outs

  51. Well, it was Corners. a Walk, now Loaded.

  52. RBI Walk. Cubs 4 – 0, 9th batter.

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:19

    Jason Heyward to run for Soler. Russell walked. Unearned run

    Cubs 5 – Cleveland 0

  53. KO and Finally the Bottom of the 5th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:21

    Bases still loaded. 2 puts

    Fowler struck out to end the top of the inning

    Cubs 5 – Cleveland 0

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:24

    Bottom of the 5th with Arrieta pitching for the Cubs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:25

    Crisp flies out to left field

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:26

    Naquin struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:29

    Perez flied out to left field to end the 5th inning

  54. Top 6th

    • BobbyK on October 26, 2016 at 21:30

    Phew. I worried that was out of there.

  55. Ok, I think I’m re-oriented, slow updating on my game ticker. Cubs at bat in the Top of the 6th leading 5 – 0

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:32

    Top of the 6th with Danny Salazar pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:32

    Bryant flies out to center

  56. Fly to Center. 1 Down

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:34

    Rizzo grounded out

  57. Put Out at 1st. 2 Down

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:35

    Zobrist walked on 4 pitches

  58. 4 Pitch Walk

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:38

    Schwarber walked. 7th walk by Cleveland pitchers this game

  59. Bottom 6th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:42

    Baez flied out to center to end the top of the inning

    Cubs 5 – Cleveland 0

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:46

    Bottom of the 6th Arrieta pitching for the Cus

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:47

    Santana flied out to left field

  60. 1 Out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:48

    Kipnis doulbes

  61. A Double. First hit for the Indians

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:53

    Lindor grounds out; Kipnis to 3rd

  62. Sacrifice. Runner at 3rd

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:53

    Kipnis scores on a wild pitch

  63. RBI Wild Pitch. Cubs 5 – 1

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:54

    Napoli singles.

  64. And a Single.

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:55

    Cubs pitching change Mike Montgomery in for Arrieta

  65. New Arm for the Cubs

  66. Top 7th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 21:59

    Ramirez grounded out to end the 6th inning.

    Cubs 5 – Cleveland 1

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:01

    Top of the 7th with Jeff Manship pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:03

    Contreras lead off walk. 8th walk by Cleveland pitcher

  67. Leadoff Walk

  68. Fly. E for Effort. Pffbt.

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:05

    Heyward fled out to center. Contreras holds at 1st

  69. Single. More Like

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:08

    Fowler singles to load the bases

  70. Hit. Bases Loaded

  71. And…. more pitching

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:10

    Cleveland pitching change Dan Otero in for Manship

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:12

    Bryant singles. Contreras out at the plate

  72. Out at the Plate on Force. Loaded 2 Out

  73. Bottom 7th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:15

    Rizzo flied out to left to end the top of the 7th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:18

    Bottom of the 7th. Montgomery pitching for Cubs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:21

    Rajal Davis hitting for Chisenhall. Davis struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:23

    Crisp struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:26

    Brandon Guyer hitting for Naquin. Guyer singles on a line drive

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:27

    Huyre to 2nd on a wild pitch

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:28

    Perez walked

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:31

    Santana struck out to end the 7th inning

    Cubs 5 – Cleveland 1

  74. So Top 8th

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:34

    Top of the 8th inning. Dan Otero pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:35

    Zobrist grounds out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:38

    Schwarber struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:39

    Baez grounds out to end the top if the inning

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:42

    Bottom of the 8th. Mike Montgomery pitching for the Cubs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:43

    Kipnis struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:44

    Lindor grounds out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:48

    Napoli singles to center

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:50

    Cubs pitching change: Aroldis Chapman in for Montgomery

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:53

    Ramirez struck out to end the 8th inning

    Cubs 5 – Cleveland 1

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:56

    Top of the 9th. Otero pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:57

    Correction Mike Clevinger pitching for Cleveland

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 22:57

    Contras lined out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:00

    Heyward struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:00

    Russell lined out to end the top of the inning

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:03

    Bottom of the 9th Chapman pitching for the Cubs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:04

    Davis struck out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:06

    Crisp grounds out

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:08

    Guyer walked with 2 outs

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:09

    Guyer steals 2nd

    • BobbyK on October 26, 2016 at 23:13

    W!

    • TMC on October 26, 2016 at 23:13

    Perez grounded out to end the game

    Final Cubs 5 – Cleveland 1

  75. Well, that’s 4 hours and 4 minutes you’ll never get back. Cubs 5-1 Final.

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