Live blog: 2016 NLDS Game 2 – Cubs vs. Giants

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We’re live blogging Game 2 of the 2016 National League Division Series – Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants

Kevin Powell October 8, 20166:52 PM

Almost time for first pitch. Kevin Powell checking in live from Wrigley.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20166:52 PM

It’s Samardzija (12-11, 3.81) against Hendricks (16-8, 2.13)

Kevin Powell October 8, 20166:58 PM

Electric anthem

Kevin Powell October 8, 20166:58 PM

Held ‘free’ for like ten minutes. Nicely done.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:04 PM

CM Punk just gave a rally speech to the Wrigley crowd

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:15 PM

Span put a good first at bat together, but Hendricks looked good that inning.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:20 PM

Outstanding at bat from Fowler

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:26 PM

Cubs lead 1-0. Zobrist single drives in Fowler.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:27 PM

20-pitch first inning for Samardzija

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:28 PM

*21 pitch

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:37 PM

And a double play gets Hendricks out of the second. Cubs coming to bat up 1-0.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20167:40 PM

Long time viewer, first time poster. Costas doing a great broadcast. And the Cubs infield defense continues to hold down the fort. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:41 PM

Gotta love Costas

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:42 PM

Sam, what should I get to eat?

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20167:43 PM

Costas calling those 90s Finals on NBC was magic

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:44 PM

Greatest theme song ever….NBA on NBC

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20167:44 PM

Tough call… $15 budget is questionable

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:45 PM

Yea where do we get the $15?

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20167:47 PM

Of course it’s a Kyle Hendricks broken bat two run single

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:48 PM

Wrigley erupted after that

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:48 PM

Cubs up 3-0

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20167:48 PM

Baez scoring from second on that broken bat hit is an A+ play

Kevin Powell October 8, 20167:51 PM

Great base running as usual from this team.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:06 PM

The Cubs are human, they’ve allowed some runs. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:08 PM

Update: I went with a traditional hotdog

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:09 PM

How much for a dog now at the ol ballyard?

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:09 PM

6.75

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:09 PM

Lines are ridiculous. Just found a vendor. Good guy. Serves a quality dog.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:15 PM

Cubs up 4-2 heading to the 4th

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:22 PM

Hendricks took a liner off the leg. Seems to be ok. Joe Maddon and a trainer still at the mound.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:23 PM

I think I just heard a pin drop.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:23 PM

Scale of 1-100 loudness what would you say it’s at right now?

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:23 PM

NVM…Hendricks is done. Travis Wood is in. That’s not a good sign.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:25 PM

And it hit him on his right pitching arm.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:25 PM

The longest tenured Cub comes in to try and save the day. Travis Wood everybody. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:30 PM

Ump has a great strikeout move

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:33 PM

Lawnmower is the best move of all-time

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:37 PM

Bob Costas: “Well… that is the risk you run on live television when you run something on tape.” He wasn’t able to announce Wood’s homer because MLB was airing a pretaped interview with Bruce Bochy.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:38 PM

Travis Wood just went deep to left. Cubs up 5-2. B4

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:38 PM

3rd time a Cubs pitcher has hit a homer in the postseason. Travis Wood. Kerry Wood. Rick Sutcliffe

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:38 PM

haha wow

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:45 PM

Madison Bumgarner was launching the ball in bp. Put one on Waveland.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:51 PM

Hendricks injury being called a right forearm contusion…being evaluated now.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20168:53 PM

Googles “contusion”

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:55 PM
con·tu·sion
kənˈto͞oZHən/
noun
noun: contusion; plural noun: contusions
a region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise.
synonyms:

bruise, discoloration, injury

Kevin Powell October 8, 20168:59 PM

X-Ray’s were negative on Kyle Hendricks forearm.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:07 PM

Wish him a speedy recovery. Hope it’s not long term. Wonder what’s going through Jason Hammel’s mind right now. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:08 PM

Probably thinking about what potato chip to eat next.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:12 PM

Baez with the bat drop again !

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:14 PM

Someone near me is eating an Italian beef. Smells so good.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:15 PM

Maddon is in disbelief that Baez is actually out. Not arguing, just looks like he can’t believe it. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:16 PM

Maybe he smells the beef too

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:19 PM

His mouth was open 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:25 PM

Cubs lead 5-2 in the top of the 7th.

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:26 PM

Jeff Garlin handling the stretch tonight. 

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:30 PM

The Chapman Watch has begun. 

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:33 PM

Meanwhile… Michigan is beating Rutgers 78-0

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:39 PM

Is that a serious score?

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:40 PM

Just checked…and yes, that is a serious score.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:50 PM

Rondon’s first appearance in a week. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 20169:54 PM

Three outs away.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 20169:55 PM

Get that Rage Against the Machine ready. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 201610:00 PM

CHAPMAN

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 201610:03 PM

Amazing the ovation he gets

Kevin Powell October 8, 201610:03 PM

Chapman’s in. Cubs up 5-2. T9.

Sam Panayotovich October 8, 201610:11 PM

Pitching and defense. Rinse and repeat. 

Kevin Powell October 8, 201610:20 PM

Cubs win 5-2.  One win away from NLCS. Tune into our postgame show at 11p. Thanks for joining us!