Begin series against Mets Tomorrow
The Chicago Cubs (50-26 1st NL Central) are looking to take the final game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds after taking games one 11-8 and last nights hard earned 15-inning 7-2 win off a Javier Baez Grand Slam.
“The grand slam obviously was huge just to really build that cushion to permit us to more comfortably go into that last inning, because I had no idea what was going on,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.
The series against the Reds ends today and the Cubbies will be heading back home to take on the New York Mets in a four game series that will last through the holiday weekend.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Cubs tomorrow!!
After losing the rubber game against the Nats last night in the 12th inning, the Chicago Cubs (44-20, 1st NL Central) are home and awaiting the beginning of a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (33-33, 3rd NL Central) beginning tonight.
Against the Nationals last night, the game was tied at two through the 10th and 11th innings until Jayson Werth slammed a walk off single in the 12th in front of a sold out stadium.
“They have a good team,” Werth said. “We have a good team. It was a battle. It was a good series. We played tough games at their place, too. We got swept, but I felt we played good enough to win a couple of those games.”
“That’s the type of game you see in October,” Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said.
The Pirates are coming off two losses to the New York Mets and are hoping to turn things around themselves.
Jake Arrieta is starting for the Cubs and has won 21 of his last 22 decisions. Francisco Liriano (4-6 4.92 ERA) is starting for the Pirates. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours and be there with your Chicago Cubs.
The lack of a bullpen doomed the Chicago Cubs from the start of this series but the Mets hitting is what dominated this series to propel New York into the World Series. The Mets outscored the Cubs 21-8, knocked in three more home runs and had an amazing .833 OPS to the Cubs .522.
The Mets were led by Daniel Murphy who htan amazing record six straight home runs in six consecutive games, setting an MLB record. Murphy is the first player in major league history to produce at least eight hits and four homers in a postseason series that was four or fewer games in length.
“I can’t even explain Murphy,” Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said. “Murphy is on a different planet right now. He really is. The last at-bat, he’s looking for a changeup, and he hits a 97-mph fastball out. That’s where he’s at right now. It’s mind-boggling. It really is.”
The Mets now await the winners of the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays. Now is the time to get your tickets and make sure you cheer on your New York Mets in the World Series