Okay, so I’m a bit behind with my posting. Missed it by a few days, but there are two good reasons, first I forgot and second, something big happened on Saturday, the 22nd, in the world of baseball.
On Saturday, the Chicago Cubs played the LA Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs had taken it back to Wrigley after winning two games in LA to lead the series 3–2; Game 6 would be the decider. Granted most people probably know how the game turned out, but for the ones that don’t know, I’ll explain a bit of what happened.
Clayton Kershaw was the pitcher for the Dodgers that night. He was a thorn in the Cubbies’ side in Game 2, his pitching tied the series heading to LA. Moving up to last Saturday night, Kershaw was on the mound again. Though this time was different, the Cubbies had his number and were able to make him pitch 30 pitches in the first inning alone. The Dodgers did get on base to start the game with their first batter, but Javy Baez made an incredible double play to get the first two batters out quickly. The Cubbies struck first with 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. By the second inning, it was 3–0 Cubbies. The third inning saw Kershaw looking to get back on form and not let the Cubs score a run. The fourth inning was incredible, Willson Contreras belted a homer to left off of Kershaw, it was Kershaw’s first postseason homer given up since last year. This brought the game to 4–0 Cubbies. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Rizzo came up to bat and blasted one to right center, Kershaw was not too happy with this hit. 5–0 Cubbies. By the sixth inning, Kershaw had been taken out; Kyle Hendricks, pitching for the Cubs, on the other hand, lasted until the seventh, but was taken out after getting one batter out; he was replaced by Aroldis Chapman. Needless to say, the Cubbies went on to shutout the Dodgers and win the series, at home in Wrigley. A great game for Cubbies fans.
They will take on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series starting on Tuesday, which I am so looking forward to.
Then on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals played the Seattle Seahawks in football. The only reason I am mentioning this game is that it went into overtime, which could mean both teams were really good, but it didn’t look that way. We caught the end of the game with about five minutes left in overtime and it was just the funniest thing. The Cardinals were close to scoring but couldn’t get in the end zone, so they tried a field goal, which hilariously curved and bounced off the upright and missed. The kicker was dejected on the sideline, but not for too long. The Seahawks got the ball and got as close as they could to the end zone but never getting in, so they tried a field goal as well, which missed wide to the left. The kick was less than thirty yards and the Seahawks were lined up in the middle of the field! The Cardinals kicker looked to feel much better about missing. The game ended in a tie. It just seemed like neither team wanted to score, which was fine by me, you don’t see a tie too often in football and it was so funny to watch.
Anyway, that’s it for this post. Until next time, later.