Can the Cubs turn it around? Acquiring Jose Quintana, a move made after my story published, should help. Can Mike Trout win MVP? His missed time doesn’t rule him out. Those are half of the questions I examine as baseball’s second half is set to begin.
The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs are under .500. In order to become the first back-to-back winner since 2000, the Cubs’ young position players will have to meet high expectations. Could it be they aren’t as good as initially thought?
Please just read my recap for CBS Local. I’m choosing, at least for now, to leave it at that as opposed to writing a few thousand more words about perhaps the greatest World Series game ever.
March Madness. Super Bowl. Sudden death. There are several two-word phrases that excite sports fans. Here’s another: Game 7. The Cubs and Indians and their long history of failure will play for the World Series trophy tonight in Cleveland. Joe Maddon made some strange bullpen moves last night, but the Cubs won. Read about the important moments and what to look for tonight in my CBS Local recap.
We’re going back to Cleveland. The Cubs fought off elimination with a 3-2 win last night thanks to a big fourth inning and Aroldis Chapman’s eight-out save. Read all about it in my CBS Local recap.
We knew one long championship drought would end no matter who won this World Series. It’s the Indians who are on the brink after a Game 4 win. Corey Kluber was stellar for the second time this series and Cleveland showed some power that the Cubs have been lacking. The Indians will try to close out the Cubs at Wrigley tonight. Read my Game 4 recap on CBS Local.
The Indians relied on their usual playoff formula last night: a short but strong outing from their starting pitcher and a shut-down bullpen. The only run came on a pinch hit single, but it was enough to give Cleveland a 2 games to 1 lead in the World Series. Read all about it in my CBS Local recap.