Mets vs. Chicago Cubs NLCS Game 3 preview, TV schedule, prediction and how to watch live stream
There is no denying the fact that the New York Mets are way better side than Chicago Cubs. But no one thought that the Mets will be able to overwhelm Chicago Cubs the way they have been able to do so far.
After playing two games, they have a clear and commanding 2-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.
Nonetheless there are people who believe that as the series shifts to Chicago for the third match, the momentum may turn against New York Mets who will have to play in their adversariesâ€™ territories.
These people have their reasons to. There is no denying the fact that Chicago Cubs have dominated while playing in their own backyard and they will try to utilize every single opportunity to not just win the match tonight, but also equalize the series 2-2.
Nonetheless merely the change of venue is not going to completely change the scenario in Cubsâ€™ favor. The Mets are sending their staff ace Jacob deGrom to the hill, and heâ€™s enjoyed one of the greatest postseasons weâ€™ve seen from a starting pitcher in recent memory, having defeated both Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On the other hand, there is no denying the fact that the Cubs donâ€™t have the same luxury. Chicago will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound in what is essentially a must-win scenario, as falling behind 3-0 would be incredibly difficult to overcome against the Metsâ€™ pitching staff.
In the meantime Cubs fans are not giving up hopes. An ESPN report says, â€œAll sports fans, but especially Cubs fans, are dreamers, and the team, not to mention the interdependent Cubs economy, have profited off this personality quirk for decades upon decades. Hope doesn’t float in an Old Style, but it sure sellsâ€¦The Cubs’ margin for error is slimmer than relief pitcher Carl Edwards. Perhaps it would be good for the Cubs to be considered an underdog again, a week after their bags were all but packed for a World Series date with either Kansas City or Toronto and longtime listeners, first-time callers were measuring Arrieta’s head for Cooperstownâ€.
On the other hand it must be stressed here that the Cubs must find a way to get deGrom out of this game as soon as possible by taking pitches and working counts. The Mets have the better bullpen of the two teams, but are somewhat vulnerable in the middle innings. If deGrom is still pitching in the seventh inning, Chicagoâ€™s in big trouble.
TV Schedule: Tuesday, October 20, 8:07 p.m. ET on TBS
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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