Any momentum the Cubs had coming into this series was gone after the first inning and was resettled with the Indians. Cleveland was feeling themselves tonight, they were in the World Series for the first time in 68 years, and across the street the Cavaliers were raising their championship banner. This is the most success Cleveland has ever seen in their city, they have no clue how to even react, that's why you got videos of Cavs fans eating their own feces at the championship parade, imagine if the Indians win, the whole city might burn to the ground. Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves though it's only one game, but it certainly was an assertive win by the Indians. Corey Kluber who I'd say has been the best postseason pitcher this year, took the bump for game one, and threw an absolute gem. Not surprised at all, it's become routine for this savage, his veins are pure ice, no stage is too big for Kluber. Kluber struck out nine in 6 innings pitched allowing only 4 hits, just another day at the park for this stud. Lester who had been praised coming into this game for his previous World Series gems, was kinda a train wreck tonight. He did strike out 7 batters, but he allowed 6 hits, he walked 3 including a HBP that walked in a run, and he allowed 3 runs in 5 2/3 innings. A very lackLester performance, can't expect the guy to be lights out every time, either way it doesn't matter he could've pitched a shutout and the Cubs still wouldn't have won because they can't score runs. The fact that they have all these all stars in their lineup and still can't manufacture a run over the course of nine innings, it's embarrassing. The Cubs lineup had 15 strikeouts, that means more than half their outs came via strikeout, resulting in no possibility of advancing runners or even scoring runners on sacrifices, which they had plenty of opportunities to do today. The beautiful thing about the World Series or just postseason baseball in general is that every single game is different, you hear that and think obviously, but what I mean by that is whatever happened the day before doesn't matter, each game is a different battle in the war, yes you might gain some momentum throughout the war, but the beautiful thing is that the momentum in baseball can shift in a heartbeat, and they always say a series doesn't start until somebody wins on the road anyway. Luckily for the Indians they don't even have to win on the road, they have home field, so they can just win their 4 games at home, and win the World Series. In all seriousness though, the Indians are built a lot like the Royals World Series team, a great bullpen that can shorten the game drastically, and a lineup that puts the ball in play a lot. That's a formula to success, the Indians also have much better starting pitching than the Royals did so they're already looking like a team that can win this World Series with ease. The Cubs slumping and their pitcher not bringing his best stuff is only going to make things a whole lot easier for the tribe. Also, quick shoutout to Roberto Perez who hit 3 home runs all season, and then tonight decides to hit 2 driving in 4 RBI's on his way to being the star of the night. Indians fans don't seem to upset about Jonathan Lucroy opting not to come here now, but I'm sure he's regretting it from his couch in Texas. Cubs had a little hangover from their NLCS party, tomorrow is another day, and hopefully they'll bounce back because history is not on their side if they go down 0-2.