Chicago Cubs fall to Mets in Game 1, still confident in themselves


Harvey outduels Lester in NLCS opener

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  • It was a tough NLCS opener for the

    Chicago Cubs


    Matt Harvey

    was pitching well, and when the Cubs finally got their chance, they took it. But running on

    Yoenis Cespedes

    is always a tricky proposition with his arm, and for the Cubs it backfired. But even in suffering a 4-2 loss, they hit squared up several balls, and were a break or two from the game going the other way. That’s simply how the game works sometimes.

    There’s no need to panic as a fan. If this team has proven one thing, it’s that THEY don’t panic. This series has started in an eerily similar fashion to the Cardinals series. This time they offense got Jon Lester a few runs of support. But they lost the battle, not the war.

    The city of Chicago, as well as Cubs’ fans around the world, have come out in full force to support their team. And it’s interesting to hear how the Cubs became the one they root for. More often than not, it seems to have been passed down–from grandfathers and fathers to their kids–it’s generational and we’re all happy with that. The chance to choose a different team has always been there, but few have taken it.

    Harvey is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery and put the city of New York on his back last night. But he wasn’t bulletproof. The Cubs made adjustments, but it was just a bit too late. But for all the talk about the power arms of the Mets against the power bats of the Cubs–it was a changeup heavy night for Harvey. He did challenge Kyle Schwarber. That didn’t work.

    These and other stories from around baseball:

    ‘Cubs fall in NLCS opener, 4-2 to Mets’ – Cubbies Crib

    ‘Cubs fandom passed down through generations’ – Cubbies Crib

    ‘Mets ‘Dark Knight’ Harvey answers the Citi’s call’ – Rising Apple

    ‘Royals’ comeback a thing of beauty’ – Kings of Kauffman

    ‘What does Blues Jays loss tell us about Price?’ – Jays Journal

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