That was a MUCH better final inning than earlier today, a game I’m still not entirely certain I remember at all (nope, it’s gone, I don’t remember it, moving on).
With neither team able to muster much on offense, Kris Bryant led off the 10th inning with a triple, and then after an intentional walk to Javy Baez, Albert Almora slapped the game-winning single to right. The Cubs haven’t had many walk-off wins this year, so it was especially fun to see.
Mike Montgomery had to work out of jams throughout his night, but pulled it off for six innings, allowing just one earned run. The Dodgers showed that extreme patience can be a tool against Montgomery, though, so that’ll be something to watch for in future starts. Of which Montgomery will have many. Because how on earth could you pull him from the rotation any time soon?
Also: kudos to a tired/young bullpen for their effort in this one.
The Cubs’ bats were once again frustratingly quiet, failing to come through repeatedly in their limited scoring opportunities (is that better or worse than in game one, where they came threw a few times, but failed to come through some ten other times?). Obviously the 10th inning was all that matter in the win column at the end of the day, but for so much baseball played today, it was impossible not to notice and grumble.
But lets end on a very happy note: