The emotions figure to be running exceptionally high Saturday night.
After falling behind 2-1 in the World Series and suffering their second shutout in three games, the Chicago Cubs will hoping they fare better against Cleveland Indians' pitcher Corey Kluber the second time around.
Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery replaced Arrieta and worked two scoreless innings before Aroldis Chapman came in and unleashed his 103 miles per hour heat while getting the last four outs in his Series debut.
Cubs star Kyle Schwarber won't be in the starting lineup for the three World Series games this weekend after he was denied medical clearance to play the outfield following his return from knee surgery.
Tomlin's father, Jerry, had a major health scare two months ago. Their first 1-0 loss in the World Series since Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox beat them in 1918 came on a night when the wind was blowing out.
"No matter if you get the big hit or lay the bunt down, you want to do something to help the team", said Crisp, who was acquired from the Oakland A's on August 31. Montero got good wood on the ball but lined out to right and the scoreless game continued. "I just can't physically do it".
Here are some numbers to help put Wrigley Field's absence from the World Series in perspective.
Jerry Tomlin, 57, fell ill in August while working at his job at a power plant in Whitehouse, Texas, experiencing severe stomach pains.
Kyle Schwarber hasn't been cleared to take the field, but his bat still makes him a major threat for the Cubs.
Jerry was released from a rehab facility on October 19, which happened to be Josh's 32nd birthday. At the time, Kluber had decent numbers at San Diego's Double-A affiliate - 6-6, 3.45 ERA, 136 strikeouts against 40 walks in 122-plus innings - but no top-prospect hype or first-round pedigree.
Schwarber was asked after Game 2 if playing the outfield in Chicago was a possibility.
(Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire). Doesn't walk people. You can't run on him. "He's been one of the better pitchers in baseball".
Kluber has been mostly overlooked in small-market Cleveland, where he has anchored the Indians' staff for several years. This made Santana the first player since 1931 to get his first career start at a position in a World Series game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His hitting was a key reason why the Cubs won Game 2. Hendricks said. "You dream of it as a kid". This is what you work all year long for. It's not just me out there, like I said.
"We're going to respect the doctors", president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. "Hopefully they can stay hot, keep it rolling, get a lead".
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was surprised by the low-scoring contest.
"That's the good ol' National League right there", Maddon said. "Our pitching did a great job, their pitching did a great job over there and that's what type of series this is going to be, it seems like". [But] I looked up and my stuff was exactly the same.' In other words, I think he understands now that it was probably mental an I think he'll have a lot more sense of being himself going into this start than he did the first time.