Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks’ postseason starts in review
NLDS Game 5
It is safe to say Hendricks did not have his best stuff on Thursday night against the Nationals. The right-hander pitched a clean first inning but allowed two home runs in the second to make the score 4-0 Nationals. Luckily for the Cubs, Hendricks would settle in and not allow anymore men to cross home plate.
In the end, Hendricks would last four innings. He yielded nine hits but struck out seven and walked just one. In addition to that, Hendricks tossed 81 pitches, 59 for strikes.
To pick Hendricks up, the Cubs scored twice in the third and four times in the fifth. That gave the Cubs a 7-4 lead. Chicago scored in each of the next two innings but so did Washington, making the score 9-7 Cubs. The Nationals would push another run across in the eighth but Wade Davis was able to convert a seven out save, sending the Cubs to their third straight NLCS appearance.