This game was a classic National League pitchers duel, just imagine the NL Wildcard game, now just imagine it with Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto on the mound, and it turned out to have a similar result. The Giants would be on the opposite end of that result this time though, Cueto probably couldn't have pitched a better game, he threw 8 innings accumulating 10 strike outs allowing only 3 hits. Jon Lester had a similar stat line, 8 innings, 5 strikeouts, and 0 runs. The game was just a straight showdown between these two stud pitchers, who would make the first mistake, or who would leave the game first were the only rational options as to what the result of this game would turn out to be. It looked like neither team would ever score, we were into the 8th inning with Lester and he had not allowed a run. Cueto was looking to do the same he came out for the eighth. He got a couple batters out to start the inning then up came Javy Baez, this kid hit an absolute moonshot to left, but the wind was blowing in hard, despite the wind the ball had just enough juice to get out. Wrigley Field exploded as the Cubs got their first lead of the postseason, the Giants let up their first run of the season, and in comes the left handed monster Aroldis Chapman to seal the deal. Chapman who has been unhittable all year long got the first two batters out in the inning with no problem. Buster Posey came up as the potential final batter of the game, he didn't look at it that way though, he looked at it as I'm the potential tying run. Well he almost tied the game on one swing as he hit a rope to left centerfield that hit off the wall missing a home run by a few feet. Chapman would get the next batter Pence to ground out as the Cubs get a much needed game 1 victory in the NLDS, this win helps take a lot of pressure off their back. Baez has the best moment of his young career as he won this game with one swing of the bat, Cubs have Hendrick going tomorrow so they should have a nice 2-0 lead going back to San Francisco. Is this the year?
Djack- Chief editor