The Cleveland Indians were unable to close out the World Series in Chicago, but now have the chance to do so in front of the home crowd in Cleveland.
Get ready for some November baseball.
The Cleveland Indians were unable to finish off the Chicago Cubs Sunday night at Wrigley Field, but were still able to take two of three on the road. The series now heads back to Progressive Field, where the Indians will have two chances to finish off the Cubs. Hopefully only one game has to be played.
The Indians now have to face Jake Arrieta in Game 6, the same pitcher who picked up a win in Cleveland in Game 2. But there is no need to panic, as the Indians have Josh Tomlin on the mound, the same pitcher who had a great Game 3 outing.
Some fans may worry when seeing Arrieta’s name, along with the fact the Cubs have momentum after avoiding elimination, but there is no need for any sense of panic to set in. Fans of the Indians should know by now that this team never sees any obstacle as insurmountable. One loss in three games at Wrigley Field will not change that collective mindset.
The Indians enter Game 6 with a 3-2 lead, along with a rested bullpen ready to go. Andrew Miller will also be coming off two days of rest, so a long outing could be in store for the ace out of the bullpen.
There is also the fact that Corey Kluber is set to go for a potential Game 7, so the Indians are in great hands if it gets to that point. But it is too early to begin thinking about a Game 7, as Game 6 could be the one that brings another title back to Cleveland in 2016.
So while we spend a day in waiting for another chance to win the World Series, let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Indians and the rest of the MLB in today’s edition of A.M. Wahoo’s.
Cleveland Indians News:
"It may only have come on a swinging bunt and thanks to a misplay, but when the Cleveland Indians scored their second run of the second inning to take a 2-1 in Game Four of the World Series on Saturday night, one could almost feel the collective panic that settled over Cubs fans at Wrigley Field."
"Joe Maddon asked Aroldis Chapman to step out of his comfort zone tonight."
"Just four days after he pitched the game of his life in the World Series, Josh Tomlin will be asked to do so again for the Indians as they return home for a pivotal Game 6 with the Cubs on Tuesday."
"We can finally exhale. What a game that was at the Friendly Confines and our Chicago Cubs are still alive."
"Despite losing Zack Greinke in free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers came into the 2016 season with high hopes."