What a game. The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals just gave us one for the ages, and the defending champs hung on by the skin of their teeth to finish off the Nats by a final score of 9-8. It was a back and forth game with all kinds of drama.
From Max Scherzer blowing a lead in relief, a wild no-call that might have gifted the Cubs two extra runs, to the Cubs bullpen allowing the Nationals stay alive until the very end, to Wade Davis coming in and shutting the door for 2 1/3 innings, this game had anything a baseball fan could want (unless you’re a Nationals fan, obviously).
The Cubs are moving on and that is all that matters. Chicago now looks ahead to a NLCS rematch with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even though the Nationals had the better record, you’d be hard pressed to find a baseball fan that doesn’t love a little rivalry in the playoffs. The Dodgers will be out for revenge, and the Cubs want to prove their 2016 season was just the start of something special. Buckle up.