I thought it would be fun to look back at the best videos from the division series, one of the best playoff series in recent memory -- and I think you’d have to admit that no matter who you’re a fan of.
For us as Cubs fans, of course, it was magnificent. I’m posting here some of the best highlights from each of the four games -- because even in the Game 3 loss, there were some amazing Cubs moments.
This doesn’t purport to be comprehensive; I didn’t want to include every single video embed. Here’s what I think were the best of the best. If I’ve left out something that seems important, it’s because there was no video embed available.
Friday, October 7: Cubs 1, Giants 0
David Ross throws out Gorkys Hernandez trying to steal, and picks off Conor Gillaspie:
Jon Lester gets a ball stuck in his glove and runs to first for the out:
Javier Baez’s game-winning homer (with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer’s radio call):
Saturday, October 8: Cubs 5, Giants 2
Kyle Hendricks’ two-run single:
Travis Wood’s home run (again with Pat & Ron’s radio call):
Dexter Fowler makes an outstanding sliding catch in the ninth (Pat & Ron on the call):
Monday, October 10: Giants 6, Cubs 5 (13 innings)
Jake Arrieta’s home run:
An outstanding defensive play by Baez (“call stands” on review, and the Cubs probably caught a break on that one):
Kris Bryant’s three-hit game, including his game-tying homer in the ninth:
Albert Almora Jr.’s fantastic diving catch in the ninth (also includes the hit by Gillaspie that got past him in the eighth):
Tuesday, October 11: Cubs 6, Giants 5
Ross’ home run:
Ross throws out Denard Span trying to steal:
The entire ninth-inning comeback rally: