Game 8 (NLCS 3): Mets 5 – Cubs 2
2 runs, 1 run, 2 runs. That’s not going to work. Two more home runs, which are great, but no one on for them again.
postseason home runs
1 run homerun 10 (Fowler, Schwarber, Castro, Rizzo, Fowler, Rizzo, Schwarber, Schwarber, Schwarber, Soler)
2 run homerun 4 (Schwarber, Soler, Bryant, Soler)
3 run homerun 1 (Baez)
Some of that is just luck of when are people getting up. Some of it’s just people not getting on, especially on the bottom of the order. There’s also a lack of ability to get free baserunners this time aorund.
BB per game
3 NLCS1 (1 IBB)
There were bad defensive plays, but it was also a matter of time before those showed up. Soler isn’t a good outfielder, Schawber isn’t an outfielder, and they had been doing well to not have it happen so far. They also were there to help the offense, and they were the offense. They were a net positive last night, it’s everyone else who’s a problem.
One more chance. Again, it feels like the Cubs still have at least a shot if they could win one of these two game and they’ve got one more shot. Matz is not at the level of the guys they’ve faced before. This isn’t over unless everyone gives up. It feels like maybe the fans have given up, but not so much the players.