The Chicago Cubs offense was MIA again as they were shut out by the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 3. Should Cubs’ fans be worried?
The Chicago Cubs got another strong performance from Kyle Hendricks and the bullpen, but the offense mustered just five hits against Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs were 0-for-7 with RISP, while the Indians were just one better at 1-for-5. That one was enough, a RBI from Coco Crisp to give the Indians the 1-0 win.
Cubs’ starter Hendricks had action in almost every inning as he allowed the leadoff man to get on in four of his five innings. But he worked out of it each time scattering six hits and striking out six while walking two. Many felt this was a pivotal game with the Indians ace Corey Kluber going again on short rest in Game 4. The Cubs will count on the veteran John Lackey–and the offense–to help even the series at two games apiece.
One of the catalysts so far this postseason has been Ben Zobrist. He collected another hit last night, but the rest of the offense wasn’t very helpful at all. It seems the Cubs have gone quiet as one, then has rallied as one throughout the playoffs. They’re going to need to do that again as a loss would put them in a tough position, down 3-1.
These and other stories from the World Series:
‘Cubs drop Game 3 to Tribe in 1-0 loss’ – Cubbies Crib
‘The Cubs unsung hero of the playoffs’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Game 3 didn’t quite go according to plan’ – Cubs Insider
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