While the season has plenty of time left for terrible starts to rebound nicely, and of course unpredicted win streaks to come crashing down, we thought it would be fun to take a look and determine what teams are under-performing expectations and what teams are over-performing.
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The Achilles Heel of the Giants all season long was the bullpen and when they needed it to perform to keep their season alive, it failed miserably.
After surrendering the lead in the eighth inning, the Giants rallied in the 13th to stave off elimination and force a game four.
It was another classic post-season pitching duel, with neither team giving way until Javier Baez homered in the eighth. The Cubs bullpen hung on in the ninth, giving Chicago a 1-0 win, as well as a 1-0 NLDS lead over the Giants.
Jeff Samardzija lasted only two innings, as the Cubs tagged him for six hits and four runs, en-route to a 5-2 victory and a commanding 2-0 series lead.