We’re live blogging Game 2 of the 2016 National League Championship Series – Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
KP checking in. Fans still filing in here at Wrigley. Andre Dawson to throw out the first pitch.
Cy Young candidate Kyle Hendricks against three time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw. Should be a good one.
And we’re underway
Two up. Two strikeouts.
Three up. Three down. Cubs coming to bat.
Strong starts for both pitchers
Adrian Gonzalez makes it 1-0, LA. Solo shot to left. T2.
Seager made that look easy. That was not an easy play to make.
Man, that short rest really seems to be slowing down Kershaw.
Third walk of the night by Hendricks
Hendricks pitches out of the jam. Cubs coming to bat in the 3rd.
Kershaw cruising. No hits. 4 strikeouts through three.
Maddon said in pregame he wants Hendricks to pitch to contact rather than try and strikeout a bunch. Appears to be doing that this inning.
Hendricks is done in the 6th. Responsible for both runners. LA leads 1-0.
CJ Edwards on to pitch
Javy Baez makin plays. Just makin plays out there.
Maddon also talked about Baez’s awareness on the field…always one step ahead. Perfect example.
Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook just rocked the stretch at Wrigley.
— Sam Panayotovich (@spshoot) October 17, 2016
Kershaw’s not messing around. 0-2 fastball gets Zobrist.
Javy a few feet away from a 2 run hr. Kershaw gets out of the 7th. LA leads, 1-0.
Cubs coming to bat in the 8th
Kenley Jansen in for the six out save. He had 47 saves this season.
Nothing doin for the Cubs offense in the 8th. Chapman on in the 9th. Cubs down 1-0.
Cubs coming to bat in the 9th. Down 1-0.
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