1908, here come the Chicago Cubs. No more billy goat, no more superstitions, the Cubs are World Series bound now. Before the game Joe Maddon said, “we need to go out there and score the first run early” and the Cubs did exactly that. It all started with the quote and it’s still in full effect even in the postseason, the Cubs used it all year for Dexter Fowler. He lived up to it against arguably the best pitcher in the MLB now. The “you go, we go” theme. Dexter Fowler led things off with a double and the train kept rolling, the first inning started off 2-0. The Cubs never looked back either. The Cubs’ offense overwhelmed Clayton Kershaw and clearly the offensive method was to attack. Willson Contreras hit a home run making it 4-0. After that, Anthony Rizzo put the nail in the coffin with his home run, which made the score 5-0. After Kyle Hendricks gave up the leadoff single, he never looked back because he retired 17 straight batters, but the streak ended with a single. Hendricks beat Kershaw at his own game. That single caused flame throwing Aroldis Chapman to finish the job. Hendricks, the most underrated pitcher in the game, will have his name on mountains after that. Kyle Hendricks started off as the fifth guy in the rotation and will receive votes in the Cy Young Award race. The Cubs can now exhale and #FlyTheW throughout the North Side of Chicago. The frustrations, the worries, the haters, it’s all over with.
Now can Kyle Schwarber come back and be a designated hitter? It might happen. The World Series will be in the Cubs’ favor having 3 games home and having a DH with this potent offense. Next up is putting 1908 to bed as the Cubs will face the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, which will begin on Tuesday night.