ubs fans we know you are recovering yesterday from the nail-biting 4+ hour game last night! But we’re all in good spirits because, Cubs Win! Cubs Win! The Cubs won in dramatic fashion winning 9-8 while using 7 pitchers. In the hard-fought five-game series with the Nationals, the Cubs scored 8 total runs in games 1-4. Last night ended up being the perfect time for the bats to wake up and help the team advance to the NLCS.
The Cubbies have now advanced it to the NLCS three straight seasons. This is quite a feat for our lovable losers. The Cubs will take on the hated Dodgers of La La Land for the second year in a row as well. The Dodgers led all of baseball with 104 wins and will have home-field advantage hosting games 1-2 and 6-7 (as needed). The Dodgers won 4 of the 6 meetings between the teams during the regular season and won all games played in LA.
Game 1’s first pitch is Saturday (10/14) at 5:08PST and Game 2 starts at 4:38pm PST on Sunday (10/15). Games 3-7 will be Tuesday (10/17), Wednesday (10/18), Thursday (10/19), Saturday (10/21), and Sunday (10/22) with these game times currently TBD. Former Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw, will take the bump for the Dodgers for Game 1 while Joe Maddon is still tinkering with his lineup and scheduled starters but it is looking like Jose Quintana who only was used for 12 pitches Thursday makes the most sense.
710’s official sports spokesman, Bobby Smalls, was contacted this morning about the Cubs and he had this to say: “We are going to beat the Dodgers into the ground with our bats, defense, and pitching. Go you Cubbies Go! Chicago needs another World Championship!!! (insert 5 baseball emoticons) Are you in?? I’m all in. Whooooopppiee!!!” You heard it here first Cubs fans, Bobby Smalls is officially excited for this Cubs team and likes their chances to win another title!
For a full analytic breakdown of the NLCS: https://baseball.realgm.com/analysis/2533/2017-NLCS-Preview-Los-Angeles-Dodgers-Vs-Chicago-Cubs
And for some local Chicago spin on what the Cubs pitching lineup may be: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-who-pitches-game-1-for-cubs-20171013-story.html
See you at 710 Beach Club this weekend to catch all the action! GO CUBS GO!