Fortunately, Jon Lester calmed down and pitched one-hit baseball the next two innings. His catcher, David Ross hit a home run to center to make the score Cubs 6 Indians 3.
In the indians half of the 8th, again, the first two batters were out, then a single was hit and Manager Joe Maddon pulled Lester and put in his ace reliever, Aroldis Chapman, who immediately gave up a double, scoring a run. Then Rajai Davis hit his home run, scoring two more runs. Chapman then gave up a single before FINALLY striking out the last batter.
OH No, the Curse. The game is now tied and the Indians are hot. Is this going to be a loss?
What was Maddon thinking, relieving Lester like that? And, Chapman was absolutely horrible in relief.
Liz and I decided to go home and watch the rest of the game, especially if it was going to be sad as we were now anticipating.
Ohhh NOOOO!! --RoadDog
University of Maryland Baltimore County
1 day ago