C-town: Your guys got clocked last night, for the first time in a long time. And they looked tight as hell for the first time in a long time. And with Game 7 now just 8 hours away, I have to ask…how you feeling right now?! How y’all livin? Because if we’re being real, I don’t feel great about your situation. I mean, sure, if someone had said before the series, would you take aGame 7 in your house, with your ace, Corey Kluber on the bump, would you take that? And you say, hell yes, we’re all over that. But having Game 7, with Kluber is not the same as blowing a 3-1 lead, tightening up and getting your faces caved in Game 6.
Plus, as great as Kluber is, asking to dominate that lineup, three times in one series, is a helluva lot to ask. Especially, given how hot the Cubs are right now. And considering the way they mashed last night, you have to like the Cubs’ chances of finally figuring Kluber out. On top of that, they’re looser and more confident. I mean, Cleveland winning an NBA title after being down 3 games to 1 and then losing the World Series after being up 3 games to 1 would be an all-timer. Even for Cleveland. Imagine how hard that city would be gripping right now if the Cavs hadn’t already snapped the drought?! Especially after that catastrophe in the outfield in the first inning last night. The Indians have to, have to..get their bats going early and give Kluber something to work with because another start like the one they had last night and that choke is complete.
Now, i’m not saying the Cubs are going to win. I’m saying I don’t feel great about your chances, C-town. Even at home. But if I had to make an argument for the tribe, here it is: you do have Kluber going tonight. And the Cubs haven’t figured him out yet. And they don’t need him to go 9 innings: really, all they need out of him is 5: shorten the game, then hand it over to Bryan Shaw, Cody Allen and Andrew Miller, slam the door shut and get the hell out of there.