The Chicago Cubs didn't just roll over die when they fell behind 3-1 in the 2016 World Series. Instead, they answered back with a close win at Wrigley Field in game five and they followed that up with a demolition of the Cleveland Indians in game six. That perseverance in the face of adversity is certainly a trademark of this Cubs team.

After all, back in the divisional round they faced a resurgence from San Francisco and put the fire out in game four of that series. Then against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago trailed the NLCS before rallying back with three straight wins. All of that amounts to just one chance to win the World Series on Wednesday night.

Pitching match-up favors Chicago Cubs

Pitching forces are often depleted at this time of a series, however the Cubs certainly have some depth in their starting rotation. They are able to send out a well-restedKyle Hendricks, a pitcher who went 16-8 during the regular season. He hasn't pitched since Friday and in that game he wasn't exactly forced to throw 110 pitches either. Hendricks went 4.1 innings on October 28th, he has had four full days to recover, and he only threw 85 pitches in the outing. Those 85 pitches represent the only in-game work since October 22nd and I'm looking at the 26 year old as 100% ready to go on Wednesday night for the game of his career.

Cleveland will attempt to counter with 30-year-old Corey Kluber.

He is scheduled to start game seven on what will be short rest, having pitched on Saturday night. Terry Francona, the manager of the Cleveland Indians, seems forced to make this move due to the one-and-done scenario that he finds himself in. Kluber does have amazing post-season statistics, but how he will deal with the current situation is a big question mark.

The Cubs beat up LA's ace

For a comparison, let's look back at what the Cubs did to Clayton Kershaw when the the NLCS turned from push to shove. Kershaw pitched 7 innings against the Cubs on October 16th, surrendering no earned runs in the outing. When he started game six of the NLCS, the Cubs knocked him around for four earned runs in five innings en route to clinching their spot in the World Series.

I see that result as relevant heading into game seven of the World Series while I'm certainly not sold on the Indians performing at the plate.

Last night was a one-man show for offense as the Indians mustered six hits in the game, three of which came from Jason Kipnis. Looking back at game five, the Indians only managed two runs on six hits so there's definitely been a disappearing act at the plate. If that has anything to do with nerves then having already lost games five and six, things are only going to get tougher in game seven for the Indians. In short, as Chicago's confidence increases, the confidence of the Indians has to be tanking.

Game time tonight is 8pm ET and FOX has the television coverage.

In a scenario where one streak for futility will end as another continues for who knows how long, I'm thinking the night and the 2016World Serieswill belong to the Cubs.

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