With Anno at the game (season ticket holder, lucky), I guess it was up to me to hold down the fort, so here I am, posting all the stuff that he sent me from Wrigleyville and Wrigley Field itself as the Chicago Cubs went up against Clayton Kershaw. What’s better than having a 1-0 NLCS lead? Well, a 2-0 lead in the series would be nice, for sure!
As we waited for first pitch, Anno sent me some pictures around the park, including the marquee, which looks a lot more olde timey than it used to. Kyle Hendricks came back from his precautionary injury-shortened NLDS outing to start the second game. He did not disappoint us in the first inning, but Adrian Gonzalez killed a baseball to put the Dodgers up 1-0 early. The Cubs finally broke up Kershaw’s perfect game bid but couldn’t cash in, and Hendricks was done with one out in the fifth with Carl Edwards Jr. finishing up the inning. Mike Montgomery cleaned up the seventh inning, although he did run into a small jam.
There were a couple of Javier Baez defensive gems sprinkled in along with a very deep fly ball that fooled even Kershaw himself.
Kershaw was pulled after seven innings and Kenley Jansen came in for the six-out save. Get them in LA, I guess. This was a game most of us probably figured the Cubs would lose, but going on the road against relatively inferior pitchers with a chance to bat first for three games? I’m OK with that. Let’s go.