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Do you feel that?
That tension, nervousness, worrying feeling?
The raw emotion of uncertainty and wondering?
The pacing back and forth thinking of what could be?
If so, then you're alive and so are the Cubs.
Take a deep breath.
Take a step back.
You will then realize that the Cubs have been here before.
They won the final two games of last year's World Series on the road.
The Cubs are Champions until they are not.
Cubs need to score first and get to the BP. Max will be on two days rest not sure how many pitches he’ll throw but he won’t pitch more than 3 innings. Baez stop swing at those pitches 5’ outside.
Finally, Almora is in. He should have been in the starting 9 last night! Wish Ian Happ were given a chance to start tonight too but I can see why Maddon would want to start with defense in the outfield. Schwarbs and Happ as pinch hitters...not too shabby.
Must score runs. Anytime I hear an announcer on tv say "The key to winning is....." I always finish with "score more runs than the other team". That will win you a game every time. Guarantee it.
Washington just faced Hendricks a few days ago, they will be sitting on his changeup this game. Realistically we can't expect another 7 inning shut out from Hendricks this game, the 4 thru 8 hitters are going to have to step up. If these guys continue to be deadweight the season ends tonight. What's worse I have no faith in anyone in the bullpen. I think we need 5 or more runs to realistically have a chance to win. Oh, and it would really help if the team remembers how to play defense tonight.
We believe in you boys. You can do this. No matter what happens, we love you and you gave us one of the greatest moments in our lives.
Why start jay and even heyward over happ against a lefty? Heyward can't hit righties this series let alone a lefty?? But whatever. What do I know... I would be looking at match ups rather than a slight upgrade defensively..
Let’s go Cubs!! I believe in you. Let’s fly the W tonight in Washington! You guys have got this. You guys are not quitters. You have not made it to your destination, still have 5 more to go after tonight!
You've been down 3-1 in the World Series and came back! Elimination games haven't stopped you before! Just keep with the pitching and defense and wake up the offense to get some runs anyway you can(singles, doubles, triples, HR, even steal a base or two). Endure to advance... #FlyTheW #Take17 #NLDS #WinnerTakeAll
Maddon has changed the lineup WAY too much. What took so long to figure out John Jay is the best leadoff hitter? I wouldn't mind seeing Haap start tonight at 2nd.