Fowler must get on base
“You go, we go” has not gone anywhere this postseason. As a whole, Dexter Fowler is batting .224/.257/.388 in the playoffs, a far cry from his regular season work. What is more troubling than his two walks are the seventeen strikeouts, seven of which occurred in the first six games of the World Series.
On the bright side, Fowler went two of four with a double, home run, and two runs scored in Game 4. But, those hits came after Kluber was removed from the game. For the Chicago Cubs’ offense to put pressure on the Indians’ pitching, Fowler needs to get on ahead of Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo.
If not, scoring will be limited in the early innings.