By Eugene McIntosh

Javier Baez spoke to #TheBIGS about his 8th inning homerun that lifted the Cubs to a 1-0 victory over the SF Giants at Wrigley Field to take a 1-0 lead in the best of 5 National League Division Series.

“I’m really excited to have a big hit obviously but even more in the playoffs you know,” Baez said.

Javy took a 3-2 pitch from Johnny Cueto into the left field bleachers but with the wind blowing in from left field, it almost didn’t make it out. “I got a little scared that the ball was gonna stay in. It barely went out but i’ll still take it. It still counts and we won the game.”

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Javier Baez shows the bleacher bums some love! (John L. Alexander/ The BIGS Visuals)

Javier Baez was surely the hero last night, but Jon Lester was the star as he went 8 innings giving up just 5 hits, no runs, and racking up 5K’s. Jon Lester was simply at his best and looked like the ace of the staff.

Giants starter Johnny Cueto wasn’t too shabby himself as he pitched 8 strong innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 10. That’s OCTOBER BASEBALL for you in a nutshell.

The Cubs will need much more out of the lineup tonight if they look to go up 2-0. Cy Young hopeful Kyle Hendricks versus ex-Cub Jeff Samardzija should be another pitchers duel. If the Cubs can jump out early, they’ll beto San Francisco looking to close out!

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Eugene McIntosh covers the Cubs for #TheBigs Media.

 

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