World Series Game 6: Cubs @ Indians Game Thread

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Time: 7:00 PM CT
TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio
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(103-58, 2-3)

Dexter Fowler, CF
Kyle Schwarber, DH
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Ben Zobrist, LF
Addison Russell, SS
Willson Contreras, C
Jason Heyward, RF
Javier Baez, 2B

Jake Arrieta, P

Arrieta Stats

197.1 IP
8.67 K/9
3.47 BB/9
3.10 ERA
3.52 FIP
3.68 xFIP

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(94-67, 3-2)

Carlos Santana, DH
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Francisco Lindor, SS
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jose Ramirez, 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
Coco Crisp, LF
Tyler Naquin, CF
Roberto Perez, C

Josh Tomlin, P

Tomlin Stats

174 IP
6.10 K/9
1.03 BB/9
4.40 ERA
4.88 FIP
4.13 xFIP

Will the Cubs win? No, but it could go either way.

538 Forecast: 52% chance of winning

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  1. JonKneeV

    Hi Cubs. Please destroy the Indians so bad that they have no other choice but to denounce Chief Wahoo and the fan base weeps in sorrow and despair.

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  2. WaLi

    JonKneeV:
    Hi Cubs. Please destroy the Indians so bad that they have no other choice but to denounce Chief Wahoo and the fan base weeps in sorrow and despair.

    And then do it again tomorrow.

    FTFY

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  3. Urk

    It’s pretty fucking annoying that Buck and Smoltz kept talking about walk like it was Arrietta’s problem when their graphic clearly showed that wrong call.

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  4. berselius

    GW:
    538 was pretty pessimistic about this game. Vegas had Cubs ~59%

    I have a feeling that the cubs are just a bit of a public team.

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  5. berselius

    Excited to see if this brogrammer Cubs fan sitting on the next stool over is more entertaining than the moon base guy from last week (dying laughing).

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  6. Smokestack Lightning

    berselius:
    Excited to see if this brogrammer Cubs fan sitting on the next stool over is more entertaining than the moon base guy from last week (dying laughing).

    It could go either way.

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  7. FonteYES

    berselius:
    Excited to see if this brogrammer Cubs fan sitting on the next stool over is more entertaining than the moon base guy from last week (dying laughing).

    Ask him if he likes coleslaw.

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  8. cerulean

    I am worried about Russell. Fucking overachiever.

    (dying laughing)(dying laughing)ol(dying laughing)ol(dying laughing)(dying laughing)

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  9. FonteYES

    Mucker,

    He loves him some grindy mcgritty baseball. I say that cause he always gives boring platitudes about grit and aggressiveness. He wants both teams to bunt and run more than they should. Buck even sorta called him out on it today with Lindor on first by pointing out Lindor is 1 for 4 in stolen base attempts this postseason.

    Its not so much that hes pro indians. Instead its more this type of game seems to be one he doesnt find intriguing.

    Also, I dislike his commentary. He’s broadcasting baseball like its the 1980s.

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  10. JonKneeV

    I’ve heard Joe Buck say that Michael Brantley is the Indians best player like 10 times this series. Does anyone know what the fuck he’s talking about?

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  11. FonteYES

    Wtf is Smoltz talking about wrt the Cubs defense in the WS? Besides a few sloppy plays the defense has been pretty solid.

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  12. berselius

    JonKneeV:
    I seriously can’t believe that they started Naquin. Thank God

    He led the team in a bunch of offensive stats this year, FWIW. Medium sample size though.

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  13. BVS

    BVS,

    I was trying to write that Tomlin is the Brent Lillibridge of pitchers. But for some reason my phone was writing in white text or 1 point font

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  14. FonteYES

    Wow… just wow

    Joe West is goddamn awful. Maybe Joe was itching to throw someone out of the game, thats my only explanation.

    Thigh high over the plate. I wonder what is the called strike percentage on that pitch.

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  15. BVS

    SK:

    Already “fixed” by some wikieditor. (dying laughing) But the reason was Removed editorial/non-factual content. NOT sure that’s the right reason.

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  16. BVS

    I was blathering on a few months ago about how I had this mancrush on Russell.

    Fuck it. It’s just a full on crush now. I’m gonna be dreaming about him all night.

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  17. FonteYES

    BVS:
    I was blathering on a few months ago about how I had this mancrush on Russell.

    Fuck it. It’s just a full on crush now. I’m gonna be dreaming about him all night.

    Depending on how willing Verducci is to stroke other people , you may not be the only one.

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  18. FonteYES

    Cleveland thought they could win this on their own today, but realized too late they needed the babip dragon.

    I think they sacrificed Coco to appease the dragon. RIP Coco, you will be missed

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  19. FonteYES

    Fuck you Joe West. How the fuck did he get into the World Series crew?

    Seriously, IIRC the MLB has internal metrics on umpires using pitch/fx data. I doubt Joe is well rated by such metrics. So why, again, is he here?

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  20. FonteYES

    Come on Joe. This is a bit of overkill here.

    Unless the idea is Lester closes out or bridges to Chapman tomorrow? Even then, doesnt make sense

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  21. BVS

    berselius: That’s what I keep telling them (dying laughing)

    Guess that means you probably weren’t the guy asking me all the physics questions during my talk about tree hormone responses to wind stress at AGU last year.

    See if I ever leave time for discussion again.

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  22. berselius

    BVS: Guess that means you probably weren’t the guy asking me all the physics questions during my talk about tree hormone responses to wind stress at AGU last year.

    See if I ever leave time for discussion again.

    Probably not, unless you are using tree hormones as a fusion fuel (dying laughing)

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  23. SK

    I didn’t have a problem bringing Chapman in once Kipnis (spit) got on and there were two baserunners with the number 3 hitter up. Better then, than 0 baserunners with the 8 hitter up — just because it’s later in the game. Didn’t mean he’s in for the duration.

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  24. Smokestack Lightning

    My best guess is he’ll be fine. Sweet cocaine injection right before game 7. He won’t even know he has a foot.

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  25. Rice Cube

    SK,

    Yeah I think they go Grimm or Strop next. Just needed a K for the final out, so I’m OK if it’s just a one-batter appearance.

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  26. FonteYES

    berselius:
    (dying laughing), did that ad seriously just say ‘loads of hope’? Are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    We need a hope rainbow Jizzenhall/Verducci strokes gif ASAP.

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  27. Rice Cube

    I think having best reliever shut down the heart of the order and then paving way for another guy is a defensible strategy, plus Chapman did have the day of rest. There is no tomorrow after tomorrow so everyone is gonna pitch until their arms fall off anyway. I get the angst but I also see the rationale. Depending on how many runs are scored in the 9th for the Cubs I could see them using someone else to mop up.

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    dmick89

    Even knowing how worthless Joe is managing a bullpen, I’m amazed that Chapman came into the game and questioning Maddon’s sanity that he’s still pitching. Hopefully the Cubs win the series in 6.

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  29. Rice Cube

    Rice Cube,

    I would, of course, prefer that he hadn’t come in, and it appears he’s going to pitch the 8th at least, but I guess there’s not much I can do about it so let’s go Cubs haha

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  30. JonKneeV

    dmick89:
    Even knowing how worthless Joe is managing a bullpen, I’m amazed that Chapman came into the game and questioning Maddon’s sanity that he’s still pitching. Hopefully the Cubs win the series in 6.

    I don’t know how that’s possible when the Dodgers won the LCS in 5.

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  31. BVS

    Rice Cube:
    I think having best reliever shut down the heart of the order and then paving way for another guy is a defensible strategy, plus Chapman did have the day of rest.There is no tomorrow after tomorrow so everyone is gonna pitch until their arms fall off anyway.I get the angst but I also see the rationale.Depending on how many runs are scored in the 9th for the Cubs I could see them using someone else to mop up.

    This. But the angst is the assumption Chap finishes the game. 4 outs ok. 7 outs no.

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  32. FonteYES

    Baez is the goddamn magic man.

    Also, Buck continuing a game wide trend with saying “Baez takes a load off of Chapman”.

    This has to be on purpose now right?

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  33. Smokestack Lightning

    FonteYES: This has to be on purpose now right?

    I dunno. I think in the long history of the English language, “load” as a euphemism for a large amount of semen is a relatively recent development.

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  34. Smokestack Lightning

    I’m just going to assume Maddon knows the future, like we’ve seen with some of his weird pitcher-hitting moves that ended in hits, and he knows Chapman will not be necessary tomorrow.

    I dunno if that’s good news or not.

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  35. FonteYES

    Smokestack Lightning: I dunno. I think in the long history of the English language, “load” as a euphemism for a large amount of semen is a relatively recent development.

    I would have agreed with you, but Smoltz then said about Russels flip “He cupped the ball in his palm and flicked the fingers”

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  36. Smokestack Lightning

    FonteYES: I would have agreed with you, but Smoltz then said about Russels flip “He cupped the ball in his palm and flicked the fingers”

    The smoking gun, as it were. Good catch. I can no longer argue with you today.

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  37. Smokestack Lightning

    Well, for all the agony over it, Chapman only threw 20 pitches.

    So, I guess he got his work in. smh

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  38. Smokestack Lightning

    Rice Cube:
    GODDAMMIT another pitching change.Why’s he managing scared?

    I dunno. 108 years is a helluva thing when you start thinking about it.

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  39. Smokestack Lightning

    (dying laughing), we’re kind of difficult to please here.

    Cubs just came back down 3-1 to force game 7 of the World Fucking Series, and we’re all super pissed right now.

    (me too, can’t believe Joe burned Chapman tonight).

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  40. Rizzo the Rat

    I mean, part of the reason I was excited about the 7-run lead is that they wouldn’t have to use Chapman and he’d be good for three innings or so in game 7.

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  41. FonteYES

    Thanks for the great night folks. This is the most fun I’ve had on OV/ACB since the great Harden/Bush gamethread of aught seven.

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  42. berselius

    FonteYES:
    Speaking of old times, would anyone be interested in reviving the Grand Tournament of Douche after the WS?

    Going to lay tons of money on Nick Vlahos to win it all here (dying laughing)

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