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>> welcome to the postgame show presented by "lethal weapon" on fox. the cleveland indians, 7-2 winners over the cubs and are one win away from world series championship. they are doing it with pitching and even some hitting tonight. they're getting it done for these cleveland indians now have a commanding 3-1 lead.
all day. hoping to see something good from their team, it hasn't happened just yet, but they are faithful just outside the center field gate here at wrigley. welcome to our set, corey kluber coming up soon and more from the field. let's talk about kluber, a lot of angles, alice, but for me fascinating in game one you talked about the two-seamer, that is all we saw. tonight it is a totally different philosophy. >> he wapr fastballs, it was an out pitch. today 37% fastball, a season low. very smart, very clever pitching. >> tom even before the games at his best pitch was a breaking ball and he realize reat have that on the fastball when he started so he went to his breaking ball and it was very, very good. >> cutter, slider, and a great fastball. saw these guys early in the
that's why he's an ace, he can really pitch. >> five stars in the postseason for corey kluber. he's allowed three runs total, just unbelievable for kluber, and he's standing by now with ken rosenthal. >> your first start in game one you relied heavily on the two-seamer. today you went heavy breaking ball. what was your thought process changing up your plan? >> they were a lot more aggressive today than they were the first time around. just trying to adjust to their adjustments. like we talked about yesterday, they're going to make adjustments to the way we pitched the first game, so our job as pitchers to execute. >> fowler leadoff double and then rizzo the rbi double with one out, did you make an adjustment after that were set just part of what you were doing out there? >> they scored a run there, but neither ball was hit hard, still making pretty good pitches, so sticking with the game plan
down on ourselves for giving up a run. look back on it, we didn't do hard balls, we stuck with what we were doing. >> that's twice in the postseason you've pitched really well on three days rest. what's your secret? >> i think is just trying to recover in between and you have one less day in between, obviously, but i think the recovering part is the biggest thing to have your legs feel normal when you get out there. >> i know you don't show a lot of three games to one in the world series, how excited are you? >> i think we like the position we're in, but the task isn't done yet, we still have one more game to win. we will show up tomorrow and play the same urgency as we played to this point. we don't want to necessarily let them build up any moment, or let them feel like they are back in the series. >> congratulations, thank you. kevin, back to you. >> you can't pitch better than
lowest era through five career postseason starts, he's the second two christie matheson. he has 0.89 era and five career starts, two of them on three days rest, hasn't even mattered. >> that is a something surprising happened, going to get a world series mvp trophy for his case, that's how good he's been in this world series. i take my hat off to him, don't worry about the first inning. left field line and rizzo through his bat out at it. they just got a couple hits off him. i think he pitched to it. >> he talked about making adjustments, but frank, why haven't the cubs hitters been able to make any? >> coming to the world series, we knew they were a bad breaking ball hitting team. this american league team used to throwing breaking balls
they're prepared for big-time hitters because this is what they see 162 games per year basically in the american league. >> to win a championship you need more than talent, you need to be disciplined, you need to be calm. corey showed both for the indians. what corey kluber is doing, he's showing what the world i've been trying to tell you guys he's one of the best three pitchers in the game, very, very impressive. >> he has been great, especially second half of the season. indians one game away from their first victory since 1948. you have good pitching, the offense looks terrible, right? but this offense looks terrible in every single way. he splits of the lineup, wanted zobrist at second, didn't do it. we haven't seen enough at all. rizzo a couple good hits, fowler had a couple hits, heyward with a couple hits, but they can't
>> just a bad time to struggle, in the world series. i want to go back to something i wrote earlier today, they handed the world series champion royals 14 out of 19 game losses this year. so they've seen the power hitting lineups, they've seen guys who can flat-out hit, they just are prepared. this is a special team, underrated coming into this world series, but we are seeing what they toronto earlier in the playoffs. >> he wrote down three cheeseburgers with a large fry. >> no worries, that's later. >> right on. those bats have to wake up. i just don't understand all of it. it's the mets all over again. the mets all over again. >> what has happened? great pitching, the pitching was phenomenal last year in the nlcs, what if you look at the
line, right, pete? one thing you are going to slow down runs are going to be hard to come by, but they are invisible like last year. >> this is not a situation we can point the finger at one or two players because when you are 5 for 37 with runners in scoring position, that is a team effort as far as i'm concerned. the bottom line is the time of year, and i've been terrible in october and '09 we were all pretty good. this time of year you have to swing strikes. trust your teammates, pass the baton and trust everybody else will do their job. what i see right now is everybody trying to hit a three-run home run with nobody on base. as frank said earlier, start with one pitch at a time in the strike zone. >> another bad habit cubs hitters are getting into, five times or so there has been a man on second with no outs and they didn't even get him to third. you have to start cashing in on some of those one run in this
they add up, but you have to play the small ball. >> i'm just curious, what can the cubs do, though? you talk about something radical, lineup, if you are talking about putting different guys in their, they don't have a lot of lineup flexibility, frank. >> tomorrow is a must-win situation for them. you look at what happened earlier tonight, the best possible start for the cubs. started to charge with a base hit, and didn't move him over, they had to capitalize on those runs early. especially against a great pitcher like corey kluber. >> joe maddon has been with 23 players and is in a tough corner. to me it's about game planning and situational hitting. i've seen contreras have a dozen times or so fake punt and strike one writes down broadway, and chased chase slider, chase slider.
down the middle. that tells you more about their game plan and maybe their mentality. >> khoury said they seemed to be a little more aggressive tonight. >> the first three or four innings they were taking a lot of 1st-pitches strikes. he went to his curveball and it was very effective. >> they have to change it up tomorrow if they want any shot at this world series. after the cubs got the early momentum, defense really failed kris bryant with two errors gave the indians momentum. he is joe maddon talking about bryant's night. >> joe, kris bryant's throwing errors, were either of those him trying to force it and do too much? and then on montgomery throwing to second for the double play instead of getting the fourth at third, was that a little aggressive? >> the first one he did appear wet, just the
the second ball should not have thrown. you process the pitcher running you give it a go. the first place i think he had a shot, heady thrown wow slowed it down a little bit and found the first baseman. he's made so many good place, that's just happened tonight, but that's what i saw. montgomery, again, you rarely ever teach somebody to throw to third base, you just don't do that. there probably was, everything being perfectly done, possible chance. but i can't fault him on that, you are just trained to do that. you rarely think about throwing to third base to get one out. that's probably the industry's fall for all that. we made mistakes, absolutely we made mistakes tonight, that was part of it, but again we just have to do more offensively to give ourselves a chance. you're going to make the stays on occasion, you have to play
something offensively. we haven't been able to do that. >> bryant is going to make some errors, but that was a weird inning because i think joe hit it perfectly, the one looped around and was not even close, the other he should have pocketed on the kluber infield single. is there a transition, though? is that affecting his offense? the first two rounds he has had good plate appearances, but he has been quiet here. >> guard offense is contagious and so is defense. reading body language, he doesn't look very comfortable or confident right now. an indication of this, you'll see right here a couple of plays. the first one was do-or-die, tough angle, turned around, would have been bang bang anyway. the second one tells me a little bit about where he is mentally. when this is hit, the ball never should have been thrown. with two outs, make sure the runner stays on third base.
errors. and looking at what he's done at the plate, he's lost his way a little bit. >> they're treating him like an mvp like they should in the world series. breaking ball heavy, cutter, slider, not getting fastballs out over the plate which he crushes all the time. i've been in that situation, a rod has been in that situation, they want him to expand and he's expanding his a strike zone and getting himself >> you don't think i've been in that situation? >> no, your leadoff hitter. >> you want to talk about emotion, plenty of that at progressive field. they had a packed house tonight and there wasn't even a game there. look at this. great job by the cleveland fans at progressive field watching on the big screen as their indians now one win away from bringing a championship to cleveland.
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>> survey says, no. japan. >> that was easy, frank. >> that was easy. >> hey guys, francisco lindor, another multi-hit game. this shortstop has just been awesome and he's with tom for >> you have been on base nine times in four years old, what's enabled you to succeed on this stage? >> having teammates, they've been helping me, telling me what to look for and that's what i am trying to do. >> corey kluber was pitching on short rest, the cubs were seeing him for a second time in four days. first time around he threw a lot of two seamers, night a lot of breaking balls, how confident are you with corey getting the
>> we believe in him. i am proud of kluber on short rest. he did it against toronto and coming out great for us again. he's the guy. >> you are one win away from winning the world series. you haven't been in cleveland long but i'm sure you heard a lot about 1948. how much would this mean for you, for cleveland, for the indians? >> it would mean a lot, it would be a dream come true. that's why we're doing it, doing it for the city, doing it for my family, doing it for puerto rico. but we still have a lot of games to be played. we have to play the game the right way, respect them because they can come back at any time and hopefully tomorrow we can do it. >> thank you so much, sleep well tonight and good luck in game 5. >> thank you, take care. >> back to you. >> another day at the office
>> getting pops out of that dugout. whoever is telling lindor is working. >> do you want to hear and unbelievable stats? the indians now have as many world series wins at wrigley in history as the cubs do. >> wow, how about that. >> isn't that amazing? looking at lindor, kevin, he reminds me of a hall of famer, roberto alomar, when he let the blue jays in 1992 and '93 to a world championship. how unique and cool is it a 22-year-old shortstop is not only your leader, but your best player. >> talk about a puerto rican hall of famer named roberto clemente.
>> can we talk about the manager? can we talk about terry francona? >> it is your show, we can talk about whatever you want. >> it is not my show. talking about the decision with francona, he went with his gut, he benched napoli and used santana. it worked. >> and they played cribbage before the game. and santana got a home run. what is he, 12-1 now in the world series? >> 11. >> 11-1? he knows what he is doing. this is not the first time, this is not a fluke, he has been doing it forever. >> he's having a great series. let me ask you something, if he wins, it is one more win, and the championship back to cleveland, are we talking about hall of fame for francona?
>> since he was hired, last four years, most wins in the league. >> he has a long ways to go, but what he's doing right now is very impressive. the way the kids respond to him is incredible. the heart of the order did their thing. to go home runs, eight hits, five rbis. that's lindor, kipnis. >> when the mound you are going to win. they have a 3-1 world series lead looking to wrap it up tomorrow at wrigley. but we're not done. alex rodriguez says the cubs aren't done either. he'll tell you why they've got a shot. >> i'm pumped. oh, man. ...and his pants ignited into flames,
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>> cool shot above wrigley field. a lot of sad cubs fans leaving snide, they had nothing to cheer about. the first inning they did, and nothing after that. gorgeous night in chicago, but this indians team on the verge of a world series championship. tomorrow night they will send it to trevor bauer to have a chance to do it for them and of course the cubs wouldn't want it in anybody else's hands other than jon lester, and he will be the guy to come back from a 3-1 world series it's happened before, royals in '85, pirates, tigers, yankees, pirates again. so it has happened. of course these teams coming back with the cubs obviously have a lot of work to do. again, you start with this, alex. the ace on the mound tomorrow. what do you guys think, cubs dead? >> i think the cubs are in a good place. if you take away the two runs in
away. 103 games, two-time world champion at ace on the mound tomorrow, jon lester against trevor bauer. the bandage cubs. you win that game you have jake arrieta and josh tomlin. game seven, pete, you're on your own. facing kluber. >> i think you asked how may times have the cubs won wone games this year. more importantly have they lost three games in a row this year. i agree with you, jon lester will pitch a good game tomorrow night. mentally they have to deal with jon lester and jake arrieta. as far as game 7, they have to get there. the way i look at it, they are in a desperate situation tomorrow, all hands on deck. they have to win a baseball game, they can't be perfectly plan. if jon lester doesn't pitch well in three or four, they have to go straight to jake arrieta and down the line.
and you get there. but tomorrow is do-or-die. >> that is the beauty of having legitimate number 1 and somebody who has brought the gold in the past. >> the cubs, they have lost three in a row at home only twice this year, last in july. hasn't happened a lot. that's for sure. remember, the indians got to lester in game one. >> the cubs have turned the fans around a little bit. i don't think the fans, when at home run was hit, the three-run home run was hit in the ninth, the air went out of the stadium. you could feel it. >> i think the cubs will feel good about trevor bauer. >> struggling on offense, though. all hands on deck with the pitching staff. they have to hold this game to one or two runs.
call them in, you have to win tomorrow. >> you think of it goes 7, fox will give you a raise next year? is that what you are hoping for? >> you bet! >> oh, my goodness. in that case, let's go to game 7. >> we would like that, but it is serious tomorrow. >> the cubs are on the doorstep of being eliminated, and the indians are one win away from bringing the world series championship back to when we come back, our favorite moments from the bolt. you don't want to miss this, i am told.
high drive into right, back at the wall, this game is tied! bryant, save! here comes a run to the plate! 2-1, cleveland! high, drive into right, at the wall, it is gone! kipnis, a three-run shot. the indians are now up three games to one. >> that's what it looked like and sounded like on social media tonight. welcome back to our set outside of the center field gate at wrigley field. well, one of our favorite segments with come across is called from the vault. i'm told it is the best one yet.