Well, here we are, Game 7 of the World Series, gotta love it. Baseball’s two most long-suffering fanbases have the chance to end their title drought tonight, in what is expected to be an absolute thriller.
After being down 3-1 in this series, the Chicago Cubs have since gotten hot from the plate and won both games 5 & 6 to force tonight’s decisive game versus the Cleveland Indians. I’m sure by now you’re all tired of hearing how each team hasn’t won a championship since 1908 and 1948, but after tonight that will only apply to one of these two franchises.
The Indians are sending their ace Corey Kluber to the mound. Kluber who has virtually been un-hittable and is looking to get his third win of the World Series, which would most likely secure him the MVP. In his first two starts, he has only given up one run and struck out 15. It’s been one of the most impressive postseason performances I have ever seen from a pitcher, and I have a hard time believing that it’s going to change tonight.
Trying to win their first World Series since 1908, the Cubs are going with right-hander Kyle Hendricks tonight, who has been outstanding this year. He had a no-decision in his only start this World Series which Chicago lost 1-0 but he threw an absolute gem in the series clincher against the Dodgers in the NLCS, proving he is plenty capable of pitching in a big game.
I’m not sure who is going to win tonight, but I think whoever jumps out to an early lead is going to be in the driver’s seat tonight (that’s the most obvious analysis of all-time, but it’s what I got for you). The Cubs’ hot bats going up against the best pitcher this postseason has the makings of an all-time game tonight. This is why sports are the best.
World Series Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians Game 7 Viewing Details
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 8:00 P.M. ET
Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
TV Channel: Fox