Maddon on his use of Chapman in game 6
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Cubs skipper Joe Maddon talked to reporters after the Cubs 9-3 win in the World Series on Tuesday night. The Twitter universe and the Fox baseball announcers were second guessing Maddon on whether if it was the right move to put Aroldis Chapman in the seventh inning again.
"Just trying to get Stroppy ready," Maddon said. "That happened so quickly with the home run. We had to get him ready. I wanted to get him out there, but that is why he (Chapman) went out there for one hitter only. Out or drawing the walk, he was still out of the game. I brought him earlier because that is the part of the order he had to get out. I didn't want the game to get away from me at that particular moment, so it all worked out well.
Maddon thinks that Chapman will be ready to go in Game 7 if needed.
"I really anticipate a lot of the same. I do. He's a very strong young man. I'll talk to him later today and tomorrow, but I think he will be fine honestly."