History Says Cubs' Game 1 Loss Not a Dealbreaker for Title Hopes

Oct 27, 2016, 09:30

That's no big deal for the big left-hander, who pitched out of the mess to preserve a 3-0 lead and then worked a scoreless eighth in what became a 6-0 Indians blanking of the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

The first World Series game for the Cleveland Indians in 19 years proved to be worth the wait for a ravenous home crowd because of Corey Kluber's masterful pitching and the unexpected slugging of catcher Roberto Perez.

While that history suggests that the Cubs are in for a long haul, there are several bits of history that Cubs fans should keep in mind as the series continues on.

The Indians last won a World Series in 1948, and the Cubs haven't won since 1908.

Shut out by the Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday, the Cubs are looking to add more punch against right-hander Trevor Bauer.

And Cleveland manager Terry Francona's magical touch in October finally fizzled as he dropped to 9-1 in Series games. That's essentially still a coin flip, and the Indians used both of their best pitchers in extended action on Tuesday night. But most of the national media seems to have forgotten that there's another team across the diamond, and it's led by a manager whose next World Series loss will be his first.

As a rookie, Schwarber hit.246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 71 games.

They talk about showing up for games at Wrigley Field and being greeted by Schwarber, soaked with sweat from four or five hours of workouts in the weight room with the training staff.

Arrieta started one game at Progressive Field as a member of the Baltimore Orioles and picked up the win despite allowing six runs - five earned - and six hits in six innings of a 14-8 victory on August 10, 2010.

"No, not right now", Kyle Schwarber said without hesitation when asked if playing the outfield would be a possibility.

The 30-year-old has only started a game on three day's rest once in his career and it came earlier in the postseason. After throwing 100 pitches in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays, Kluber returned for Game 4 and went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits as the Indians lost 2-1.

"I just wasn't sharp for whatever reason", Bauer said.

"I think that it's all right here in confidence and just feeling good about himself". Although more runs crossed the plate later, the events of the first inning were really all the bullpen protection duo of Andrew Miller and Cody Allen needed, and it all made for a thrilling night for Cleveland sports fans.

Today, the focus shifts to starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, who takes the mound almost two weeks after injuring his pinkie finger while working on a drone.

Why is Game 2 starting early? Because the forecast called for an increased chance of rain later in the evening, Major League Baseball took the extraordinary step of moving up the first pitch by an hour to 7:08 p.m.

Schwarber, showing zero rust, finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBI.

"I've never had a night like that", Perez said. I think I was swinging too hard and ... He ended the night having two hits and two walks over two innings.

"It's always insane good", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said when asked how he expected things to be on the corner of Clark and Addison for Game 3.

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