Chicago Cubs snag the NLCS Pennant

Drew Carlson, Spear Broadcaster & Columnist

It was a magical night for Chicago last Sunday evening. At 6:00 PM on October 22, 2016, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game 6 of the NLCS; scoring them a spot in the 2016 World Series. This was a difficult final game for the Dodgers, with their star pitcher, Clayton Kershaw not performing at his peak performance, which was desperately needed. He allowed five runs, two by way of home run by Wilson Contreras, and Anthony Rizzo. On top of that, Kyle Hendricks had a stunning pitching performance, allowing the Cubs to score 3 more runs, and with the Dodgers only being able to reach 2nd base throughout the course of the game.

As we move onto the top of the 9th inning, Aroldis Chapman came into close the game for Chicago, replacing Hendricks. He gassed everything he had, with practically all his pitches hovering at 100 MPH or above. With a base runner at first and one out, Chapman threw a fastball inside, causing Yasiel Puig to allow the Chicago to turn a 6-4-3 double play, which would win them title of NLCS Champions.

The last time the Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series was in 1945, notoriously known that during game 4 of that series, Billy Sianis in angry spite declared, “Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna’ win no more…”, after being asked to leave due to the wretched smell from his goat.

It has now been 71 years since the Cubs made their last appearance in the World Series, and over a century since their last victory.

Currently, the Cleveland Indians are leading in the series 3-2, with game 6 of the World Series being scheduled at Cleveland tonight, November 1ˢᵗ . Game time is at 6:08, and is hosted at Progressive Field. Let us know in the comments below what your predictions for the rest of the series will be. We’d love to hear from you. Make sure to check back for future updates with highlights, player spotlights, and game scores.