Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Game for the Ages: Game 7 of World Series-- Part 2: Indians Score Twice on Wild Pitch

It was extra joy and relief at the end of the top half of the 5th inning when the Cubs took a 5-1 lead.  Even starting to think a bit about the Cubs actually winning... BUT NO!!

In the bottom of the fifth, the Indians first two men up made outs.  Then Cub Pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who had to this point given up just four hits and had a 5-1 lead, walked Carlos Santana and Joe Maddon pulled him for Jon Lester.and David Ross replaces Contreras at catcher.  Jason Kipnis singles.  With both Indians advancing on a throwing error to second and third, they both score on a wild pitch.  The next batter strikes out.  The score is now Cubs 5 Indians 3.

I had never ever seen two men score on a wild pitch, but the Cubs sure don't do anything the easy way.  And Lester was absolutely horrible.  What was Maddon thinking by pulling Hendricks who was pitching so well?

What Would Ron Santo Say?  --RoadDog

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