2016 World Series Game 2 Live Blog
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Craig Edwards
4:54
Yes, and he'll play left field and the Cubs will put up with it for the bat.
JT
4:54
I think I remember reading throwing over to first is an advantage for the pitcher in the ongoing at bat? Is that correct or am I remembering incorrectly?
Matt
4:54
Isn't it like 40 in Cleveland right now? Chicago Februaries are like 0 degrees with 20 MPH winds. And the Cubs have their faces covered in the dugout.
Craig Edwards
4:54
but they are in Arizona in February.
larryv
4:55
i feel like winning the end-of-season tournament is so ingrained in American sports culture, this will def impact people's memory of the 2016 Cubs
Craig Edwards
4:55
for sure-and it should, but making it this far is a big success.
Hunny buns
4:56
Best future cub between contreras, schwarber, baez, and Russell? Basically no Bryant or Rizzo allowed
Craig Edwards
4:56
I take Russell.
Jeff Sullivan
4:58
I'll go with Baez, actually
EccentricChemist
4:58
Which team needs the win more tonight? The Indians to have a bit more breathing room with their pitching or the Cubs to avoid the 0-2 start and the haunts of the curse?
Jeff Sullivan
4:58
Any Indians loss is going to make me nervous. I think the Cubs *need* the win today more but an Indians loss would knock them back to being strong underdogs
Uncle Jimbo
4:59
Word in Chicago is that Soler does not like to play in the cold.
Jeff Sullivan
4:59
Nobody likes to play in the cold
senpaisanto
4:59
how many games need to be shaved off the sprin training sked to get the LDSes to best of 7?
Jeff Sullivan
5:00
Trick answer! Shorten the season to 154
Craig Edwards
5:00
None, but they might have to play more regular season games in March, which often isn't a good look. I would like to see a lot of doubleheaders on Saturdays in the summer.
5 Run Homer
5:00
Jason Heyward and Javy Baez are wimps. It's really not THAT cold, right?
Craig Edwards
5:00
Maddon wore a parka last night.
Matt
5:00
Arrieta is very good, don't get me wrong. But his *dominance* was relatively short lived, no?
Jeff Sullivan
5:01
A couple of years of being as good as pretty much anybody. Hell of a peak
Joe Buck as an announcer

Love him! (2.9% | 4 votes)
 
Like him (36% | 49 votes)
 
Don't like him (61% | 83 votes)
 

Total Votes: 136
5:02
I don't want to bias the audience here but I kind of like Joe Buck and have for a few years
Craig Edwards
5:02
Arrieta has pitched a ton of innings the last couple years. It could be catching up to him, although rest in the offseason could get him back to dominance in the early part of next year, too.
Wolfie
5:03
What's weaker for the Indians right now: pitchers or outfielders?
Jeff Sullivan
5:03
Probably outfielders since they can shift so many of their innings to the right arms
Uncle Jimbo
5:03
The miller alternative was Torres for Chapman.
Jeff Sullivan
5:03
Arrieta's through two, still 1-0 Cubs. He's thrown 35 pitches, while Bauer's thrown 51
Craig Edwards
5:03
I would rather do Schwarber for Miller than that.
Guest
5:04
What are the chances we see Salazar tonight?
Craig Edwards
5:04
pretty good.
Seth
5:04
I think they should have traded Schwarber. Good hitter, but he doesn't fit into the type of team they're building.
Jeff Sullivan
5:04
They might just want to wait until he proves himself a little bit more. And then, yeah, he's flippable
cardsjason
5:05
Hey Jeff! What would it take for the Astros to trade for Soler this off-season?
Jeff Sullivan
5:05
I very honestly don't know what the Cubs will want or need? They're so...fine. Everywhere. It's confusing.
But I do think Soler will be pretty damn available
senpaisanto
5:05
trading schwarber in the middle of his rehab = poor clubhouse optics
Craig Edwards
5:06
the trade they made didn't have great optics, either.
B
5:06
Is it true that good base-stealing teams like the Indians are better at controlling the running game because they understand the mechanics better?
Jeff Sullivan
5:06
It's probably nonsense! But it's at least a theory I can't recall ever having seen be investigated
Bauer outage soler powered
5:07
2017 cubs are better right?
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