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National League Wild Card: Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals

The playoffs start tonight with some N.L. action.

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MLB: JUN 19 Phillies at Nationals
The only reason I chose this photo is because I love the jerseys. Not because of the eye. (Okay, maybe both.)
Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

First Pitch (it’s on the dot): 7:08p Central
Television (you have one choice): Turner Broadcasting System (TBS); fubo.tv (subscription)
Radio (home): 106.7 FM The Fan, Nationals Radio Network
Radio (away): 620 AM WTMJ, Brewers Radio Network
Radio (national): ESPN Radio (turn the knob to find it)
Know Thine Sister Sites: Brew Crew Ball (Milwaukee Brewers); Federal Baseball (Washington Nationals)

I felt really dirty typing all of that. Oh well. Here’s your open thread for the National League Wild Card game presented by <insert national sponsor looking desperately for attention here>. There’s no recap, so COTG automatically goes to everyone not named Joel Hernandez. Thank you for playing!

Brandon Woodruff (11-3, 3.62 ERA) gets the nod from Craig Counsell for the Milwaukee Brewers while the Washington Nationals will counter with Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA).

It really surprised me that the Nationals made it to the playoffs this year, but since they lost Bryce Harper, seems like they’re able to accomplish things. Former Minnesota Twins you may want to root for include Brian Dozier, Kurt Suzuki, and Fernando Rodney (but only if you’re into the FRE).

The Brewers kinda just fell into the Wild Card game, especially after getting swept by the 71-91 Colorado Rockies (sad) to close out the regular season. They don’t have any former Twins players on their roster that I can see. They didn’t wear any powder blues this year. Maybe they deserve to lose. Hey, they have Bob Uecker on the radio.

The Brew Crew won the season series against the Nats, 4-2.

Today's Lineups

BREWERS NATIONALS
Trent Grisham - RF Trea Turner - SS
Yasmani Grandal - C Adam Eaton - RF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Keston Hiura - 2B Juan Soto - LF
Ryan Braun - LF Howie Kendrick - 1B
Eric Thames - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Kurt Suzuki - C
Orlando Arcia - SS Victor Robles - CF
Brandon Woodruff - RHP Max Scherzer - RHP

GO _________________ GO!

Poll

Who do you want to win?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Brewers
    (16 votes)
  • 43%
    Nationals
    (18 votes)
  • 17%
    indifferent
    (7 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who do you believe will win?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Brewers
    (12 votes)
  • 62%
    Nationals
    (20 votes)
32 votes total Vote Now