We’re live blogging Game 2 of the 2016 National League Division Series – Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
Almost time for first pitch. Kevin Powell checking in live from Wrigley.
It’s Samardzija (12-11, 3.81) against Hendricks (16-8, 2.13)
Held ‘free’ for like ten minutes. Nicely done.
CM Punk just gave a rally speech to the Wrigley crowd
Span put a good first at bat together, but Hendricks looked good that inning.
Outstanding at bat from Fowler
Cubs lead 1-0. Zobrist single drives in Fowler.
20-pitch first inning for Samardzija
And a double play gets Hendricks out of the second. Cubs coming to bat up 1-0.
Long time viewer, first time poster. Costas doing a great broadcast. And the Cubs infield defense continues to hold down the fort.
Gotta love Costas
Sam, what should I get to eat?
Costas calling those 90s Finals on NBC was magic
Greatest theme song ever….NBA on NBC
Tough call… $15 budget is questionable
Yea where do we get the $15?
Of course it’s a Kyle Hendricks broken bat two run single
Wrigley erupted after that
Cubs up 3-0
Baez scoring from second on that broken bat hit is an A+ play
Great base running as usual from this team.
The Cubs are human, they’ve allowed some runs.
Update: I went with a traditional hotdog
How much for a dog now at the ol ballyard?
Lines are ridiculous. Just found a vendor. Good guy. Serves a quality dog.
Cubs up 4-2 heading to the 4th
Hendricks took a liner off the leg. Seems to be ok. Joe Maddon and a trainer still at the mound.
I think I just heard a pin drop.
Scale of 1-100 loudness what would you say it’s at right now?
NVM…Hendricks is done. Travis Wood is in. That’s not a good sign.
And it hit him on his right pitching arm.
The longest tenured Cub comes in to try and save the day. Travis Wood everybody.
Ump has a great strikeout move
Lawnmower is the best move of all-time
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.
Travis Wood just went deep to left. Cubs up 5-2. B4
3rd time a Cubs pitcher has hit a homer in the postseason. Travis Wood. Kerry Wood. Rick Sutcliffe
Madison Bumgarner was launching the ball in bp. Put one on Waveland.
Hendricks injury being called a right forearm contusion…being evaluated now.
X-Ray’s were negative on Kyle Hendricks forearm.
Wish him a speedy recovery. Hope it’s not long term. Wonder what’s going through Jason Hammel’s mind right now.
Probably thinking about what potato chip to eat next.
Baez with the bat drop again !
Someone near me is eating an Italian beef. Smells so good.
Maddon is in disbelief that Baez is actually out. Not arguing, just looks like he can’t believe it.
Maybe he smells the beef too
His mouth was open
Cubs lead 5-2 in the top of the 7th.
Jeff Garlin handling the stretch tonight.
The Chapman Watch has begun.
Meanwhile… Michigan is beating Rutgers 78-0
Is that a serious score?
Just checked…and yes, that is a serious score.
Rondon’s first appearance in a week.
Three outs away.
Get that Rage Against the Machine ready.
Amazing the ovation he gets
Chapman’s in. Cubs up 5-2. T9.
Pitching and defense. Rinse and repeat.
Cubs win 5-2. One win away from NLCS. Tune into our postgame show at 11p. Thanks for joining us!