Glad to get the series back to 1-1 with 3 in a row coming to Chicago. Jake Arrieta had a few issues tonight with command but he got through it with a 1-hit effort. Ben Zobrist continues to be lights out and has shown us why the Cubs acquired him and Kyle Schwarber had some excellent AB's in his DH role.
I wish we could take more of an advantage at the plate tonight but at this stage all that matters is who wins these games. Hendricks vs Tomlin and Lackey vs Kluber are the next two matchups.
I felt that the Cubs needed to win this one, and thankfully for them, the Indian's starter wasn't at his best, and Arrieta was as good as he's been, of late. It'll be interesting to see how Kyle Hendricks fares in his followup to that excellent start at Wrigley last Saturday! Unfortunately, Kyle Schwarber can likely only pinch hit at most, but Chicago did get to the World Series without him, so I see his bat as more of a bonus at this point, but oh, what a bonus! I wouldn't have known Kyle Schwarber was out all season the way he's swinging the bat! It's also nice to see Zobrist breaking out offensively!
It's good they were able to get the whole game in tonight with that dreary forecast in Cleveland. I agree with a previous comment that starting the game 2 hours early would have made more sense; and of course, the game took 4 hours! So much for starting an hour early, but thankfully, it worked out!
Of course, the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945 will take place this Friday evening, weather permitting!