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NLDS Open Thread: Game 5 edition

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Here is your thread for today’s action.

MLB: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals
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Two teams will punch their ticket to the NLCS today. Here is your open thread for today’s action.

Cardinals versus Braves

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.

Today's Lineups

CARDINALS BRAVES
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

Nationals versus Dodgers

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.

Today's Lineups

NATIONALS DODGERS
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