"But for the team, for Joe (Maddon) to have confidence in me to hand me the ball for this game is big".
The Giants have won nine straight elimination games.
As someone who has followed the Cubs for years, it is better to be up 2-0 in a best of five series than not.
Bochy's club was looking to rebound in Game 2 against the Cubs after it managed just six hits against Jon Lester and Aroldis Chapman in the series opener.
"It's hard to compare if it's harder or not", catcher Buster Posey said. "I don't think the location was necessarily all that bad". They're probably not in our favor now.
"We're going to examine him each day and just go from there", Poulis said.
The Cubs look to make more history on Monday night when they face Madison Bumgarner, who hasn't allowed a run in 23 consecutive post-season innings.
"When I hit it, I knew it was gone", Wood told Comcast SportsNet Chicago afterward.
"Obviously, there's some pitches you like to have back", he said.
And then you have the bonding that occurs when people at first are fascinated by, then invested in, a team that can't win it all. He gave up seven runs in a loss to Pittsburgh on September 28.
Jeff Samardzija was knocked around for four runs on six hits and a walk in only two innings.
The Cubs did a lot of right things in their defeat of the Giants in game two, winning 5-2.
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And he eventually paid for it, lingering within range late in the round and allowing Henderson to uncork a shuddering right-hand. At the same time, Henderson landed the only two knockdowns of the entire fight as well as a takedown in the fifth round.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said he would stick with pitcher Clay Buchholz for Game 3 but wouldn't commit beyond that. We need everybody throughout our lineup.
In case you haven't heard, Bumgarner is pretty good in these do-or-die situations. "But Jeff was just off a little bit tonight". They tagged Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks for two runs in the bottom of the second, getting back into the game and cutting the Cubs' lead in half.
Samardzija was drafted by the Cubs in 2006 and spent his first 6 1/2 seasons with the team before he was traded to Oakland in the 2014 deal that brought shortstop Addison Russell to the Cubs.
The second inning started much like the first, with a leadoff single by Hunter Pence.
Hendricks blooped a single to center, scoring Jason Heyward and Javier Baez, who made a great read on the ball and hustled home from second on the soft hit.
Hendricks delivered a two-run single to ignite the Cubs' three-run second inning. "Mixing a couple soft-serve hits, too, that hurt". Game 2 of the NL Division Series between Washington and the Dodgers still had to wait. The Cubs started the second with two hits and a walk off Samardzija to load the bases, already up 1-0.
Samardzija said he wasn't suprised that he was pulled so early.
Cueto was pitching so well that Bochy opted to let him bat with two outs and none on in the eighth rather than send up a pinch hitter. It worked as Gregor Blanco doubled to score Panik and later scored on Brandon Belt's sacrifice fly.
After a tough, 1-0 loss to the Cubs in Game 1 of this series, Game 2 didn't exactly go as the Giants would've hoped.
Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reported Hendricks left with a right forearm contusion and was being evaluated. In trotted left-hander Travis Wood, who recorded the final out and found himself on deck.
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates with Dexter Fowler after Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Chicago. Travis Wood, entering in relief, belted a solo shot to become the third Cubs pitcher to homer in a postseason game. "You can't go out and spot a team four in the playoffs and expect to keep going out there".