Chicago Cubs: Nice try Indians, but the longest drought is now yours
No. Not this team, not this year. The Cubs took Game 5, 3-2, and rolled in Game 6 to force this to Game 7. Kyle Hendricks faced Corey Kluber, Kluber was pitching for the third time in the series, and the Cubs got to him. Fowler hit a lead off home run, and the Cubs built a four run lead in the fifth inning. David Ross would hit a home run in his final Major League at bat, keeping the Cubs’ lead at three until the eighth inning. Chapman would come in to try and get the final four outs. Brandon Guyer would hit an RBI double, and then Rajai Davis stepped in.
Oh no. The worst case scenario happened again. The Cubs just cannot overcome themselves.
A twenty-minute rain delay after the ninth inning, led by a speech from Jason Heyward set the stage. Schwarber led off with a single, he was pinch ran for by Albert Almora. Almora would move to second on a deep flyout by Kris Bryant. Two batters later, World Series MVP Ben Zobrist comes up to the plate. The Cubs lead! Miguel Montero would add a YUGE insurance run later in the inning.
Carl Edwards, Jr’s turn to try and save it. He got the first two hitters. Guyer walks, Davis singles him in, here we go….Joe Maddon decided to go to Mike Montgomery who was an absolute workhorse during the season.
Montgomery recorded the final out, and at long last, the Cubs finally won the World Series, 108 years later. All of the longing from fans, the players’ mission, Theo Epstein’s goal, the dream had finally been realized. All of the players on this roster were a piece of history, and they re-wrote the record books. The book on a story book season, had finally closed with a happy ending.