World Series: Kyle Schwarber Did What the Cubs Couldn’t: Make The Cubs Look Weak by Taking Home A Win Over The Dodgers
One night after the Cubs’ 4-1 loss to the Dodgers, Kyle Schwarber decided to make them look like a team that was already weak.
Not only did the Cubs rookie play a key role in all 4 runs of the Cubs victories, he also hit a game-tying and game-winning home run, stole 2 bases, and scored 4 runs in the 8 innings he pitched.
It was his first win over the Dodgers in 3 seasons, and his first home run in 5 seasons.
He now has 5 wins over the Dodgers in 3 seasons.
He also now has 5 home runs in 5 seasons.
His 5 home runs are tied for 2nd in the MLB with Giancarlo Stanton, and 3 home runs are behind Miguel Cabrera.
“I was just thinking about our defense. We left too many runners on base,” he said after the game.
“We have to be aggressive and play the game. We could never get over to them. We have to play together, and we have to play to each other.”
Since he only pitched in 2 games in 2013, the Cubs have now had 5 different pitchers win or pitch in a game against the Dodgers.
This is the first time since 2012 where multiple Cubs pitchers have started or ended a game vs. the Dodgers.
All the Dodgers’ players gave Schwarber a standing ovation as he came off the mound, and he threw back, “Thank you guys!”
In terms of performance, Schwarber pitched an innings-high of 7 innings, and gave up only 2 hits and 1 run.
It was his first time to pitch over 6 innings against the Dodgers while also making both of Chicago’s runs score while allowing only 1 hit.
His first run was a bases loaded walk, and he later scored on a hit by pitch.
His next 1 run was a double steal.
He also earned the win by earning the team’s 3rd win of the season, after giving up only 2 hits and 1 run in the game.
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