#Cubs Bryant: “We’re all confident”
LOS ANGELES — The Cubs trail the Dodgers, 2-1, in the best of seven NL Championship Series, and have struggled offensively. After Tuesday’s games, Kris Bryant did not sound as worried as Cubs fans might be.
“We’ll figure it out,” Bryant said. “We’re all very confident here. The peaks and valleys of this game will sometimes drive you crazy, but we have more games to play.
“Based on what we’ve done this year, sure, it’s surprising,” he said of the lack of offense. “It’s happening at the wrong time, but like I just said, we have more games to play, more times to get that confidence back and figure things out. I’m sure we will. We’ve done it all year. We’re here for a reason. Belief is very powerful, and I think we all have that here.”
Teams have rallied from 2-1 deficits to win seven-game series. Here’s a list (although Cubs fans may not want to look at 2003):
2014 World Series: Giants trailed, 2-1, vs Royals
2013 World Series: Red Sox trailed, 2-1, vs Cardinals
2012 NLCS: Giants trailed Cardinals, 2-1
2007 ALCS: Red Sox trailed Indians, 2-1
2004 ALCS: Red Sox trailed Yankees, 3-0
2003 World Series: Marlins trailed Yankees, 2-1
2003 NLCS: Marlins trailed Cubs, 2-1
1998 ALCS: Yankees trailed Indians, 2-1
Bryant said this year’s NLCS is not like last year when the Cubs were swept by the Mets.
“This is a different situation,” he said. “I feel like last year [the Mets] pitchers just beat us. Right now, we’ve had some chances. We’re only down, 2-1. Last year at this time we were down three.”