Two teams will punch their ticket to the NLCS today. Here is your open thread for today’s action.
This will be a great game. The Braves have cracked down on the Tomahawk Chop, as they are not handing out foam tomahawks to fans, and they will not be playing the music. I really like both of these teams, and I am excited to see how this plays out.
Update: Or not. As I am writing this, the Cardinals are leading 13-1 over the Braves in the eighth inning. The Cardinals got a 10-run first inning, and never looked back. I previously was cheering for the Braves to win it all, but now I probably will be shifting my interests to the Cardinals. They are both hard not to like.
Update: The score is held, and the Cardinals are advancing to the ALCS to face the winner of the Dodgers-Nats game today.
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Ronald Acuna - CF|
|Kolten Wong - 2B||Ozzie Albies - 2B|
|Paul Goldschmidt - 1B||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Marcell Ozuna - LF||Josh Donaldson - 3B|
|Yadier Molina - C||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Matt Carpenter - 3B||Adam Duvall - LF|
|Tommy Edman - RF||Brian McCann - C|
|Paul DeJong - SS||Dansby Swanson - SS|
|Jack Flaherty - RHP||Mike Foltynewicz - RHP|
This one will also be fun. The pitching matchup consists of a veteran and a young gunner, Stephen Strasburg against Walker Buehler. Both pitchers have proven themselves in the postseason. Also, as you guys know, the Nats are loaded with former Twins.
|Trea Turner - SS||Joc Pederson - RF|
|Adam Eaton - RF||Max Muncy - 2B|
|Anthony Rendon - 3B||Justin Turner - 3B|
|Juan Soto - LF||Cody Bellinger - CF|
|Howie Kendrick - 2B||Matt Beaty - 1B|
|Ryan Zimmerman - 1B||Corey Seager - SS|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Enrique Hernandez - LF|
|Michael Taylor - CF||Will Smith - C|
|S. Strasburg - RHP||Walker Buehler - RHP|
GO _______________ GO