Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks’ postseason starts in review
Chicago Cubs v. San Francisco Giants – NLDS Game 2
After an eighth inning Javier Baez home run proved to be the difference in Game 1, Hendricks took the mound for Game 2. The Cubs jumped on Giants’ starter Jeff Samardzija for four runs in the first two innings, chasing him from the game.
With a four-run lead, Hendricks yielded two runs in the third inning. That would prove to be the end of the Giants’ scoring for the night as the Cubs won Game 2 by a score of 5-2.
Hendricks ended up lasting 3 2/3 innings, allowing the two earned runs on four hits. In addition to that, Hendricks neither walked nor strikeout a batter, throwing 52 pitches.
While Hendricks used his fourseam fastball under ten percent of the time in both of his 2015 postseason starts, he used it 27 percent of the time against the Giants. Along with that, Hendricks also threw his sinker 27 percent of the time, incorporating his change-up almost 37 percent of the time.
In his short start against the Giants, Hendricks was able to induce just two swing-and-misses, both on his change-up.
The Cubs came out on top against San Francisco in four games.