Last night the Cubs pushed the world series to a decisive game 7 in dominating fashion. The Cubs bats came to life early, and Arrieta kept the Indians off the board early even though he didn’t have his best stuff. I have always said in situations like last night (team was down 3-1 and forces game 6) who ever wins game 6 wins the series. If the Indians had won, then the series was over, obviously. If the Cubs win that means game 7 and I firmly believe the team that loses that close out game is dejected at this point and has lost the will to win.
Think about it, you’re up by 2 games you just need to win one of the next 2 or you face elimination as well. Now you’ve lost back to back games and your season is on the line in a winner take all game. The other team is playing with house money, they weren’t expected to come back and win the series. To make matters worse for the Indians, they just got blown out on their own field. Now you turn to Kluber on 3 days rest vs Hendricks fully rested, after not scoring on him earlier in the series. The Cubs have Lester ready to throw a few innings, Lackey, Chapman and can probably get an inning or 2 if needed from Arrieta. The Bats have come to life as well. Bryant, Rizzo and Russell are all ripping the ball right now. That might be the scariest 3 outs in baseball.
Also I don’t trust the Cleveland crowd to be electric tonight. They’re so used to losing/heart break that it’s expected at this point. Sure, they were riding the high of a championship with the Cavs, but their reactions to that title might come back to haunt them and they know it. What I mean by that is the countless amount of GSW blowing a 3-1 lead jokes. Lebron with Curry and Thompson tombstones at his halloween party and things like that. The God’s of sports can be cruel, they giveth and taketh away. Enjoy the impending heart break Cleveland, I know I will enjoy watching it.