Cubs and Giants would have what was thought to be another pitchers duel going into this game. Jeff Samardzija a former Cubs pitcher, would take the mound for the Giants tonight against potential NL Cy Young award winner, Kyle Hendricks. I knew this game wouldn't be a pitchers duel though because Samardzija isn't an ace pitcher, for some reason everyone believes he is, yet every time I see him pitching he's letting up run after run. That trend continued tonight from the get go, Ben Zobrist would get an RBI single in the first to get the scoring started. Samardzija would let up three more runs in the second and would be done after just 2 innings of work. The other starting pitcher Kyle Hendrick had a great game, not only on the mound, he had a two RBI single off Samardzija in the second inning which ultimately contributed to his early exit. He didn't have his best stuff on the mound tonight as he allowed 4 hits and 2 runs in just 3 2/3 innings before being pulled from the game. He was pulled from the game after being hit by a ball going back up the middle, it would be no problem for the Cubs though. The Cubs bullpen stepped up big time throwing 5 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Kyle Hendrick wasn't the only pitcher with an RBI tonight though, Travis Wood hit a home run in the 4th inning to give the Cubs a 5-2 lead. The crowd was ecstatic and I was in utter disbelief. That would be able all she wrote folks, the Cubs would hold onto the lead from their as they head to San Francisco with a 2-0 lead in the series. The bullpen of the Cubs did a fantastic job as they were asked to do a lot tonight and didn't budge one inch. Chapman would get his second save of the series showing that the Cubs made the right decision trading for him at the deadline to make sure they had that flamethrower to close the door on games. Couldn't have asked for a much better start from this team if you're a Cubs fan, they'll face their biggest challenge in game 3 though as they face Madison Bumgarner. Jake Arrieta will be going for the Cubs as we continue to see the fire power of each teams rotation. The Cubs probably won't even need to come back to Wrigley to win this series as they seem to be rocking and rolling just like they were all regular season long.