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NLDS Game One(s) Open Game Thread: Cardinals-Braves, Nationals-Dodgers

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Pitchers with bats aw yeah

Atlanta Braves v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

The Athletics and Brewers have been sent back to the scrap-heap to think about what they’ve done - wear green - and we now move from Winner-Take-All Ball to Pivotal Game _ Ball. Tonight is a National League doubleheader, starting in the Southeast and ending in the Southwest. We get the Cardinals at the Braves and the Nationals at the Dodgers. It’s a match-up of four fairly marquee franchises who the Mariners didn’t play once this season.

Game one of the night kicks off just after 2 PM PT, with Miles “Globetrotter” Mikolas against Dallas “Don’t Qualify My Offer” Keuchel. The hometown Braves will be without Josh Donaldson in the starting lineup, as he deals with a hip contusion.

St. Louis comes back with their full strength squad.

We will update with the Nationals-Dodgers lineups later this evening.

Our staff overwhelmingly appears to be rooting for the Braves, though a few votes expected the Cardinals to win. The split was more even on rooting for L.A. or D.C., though folks felt the West Coast’s best probably has it in the bag.

Poll

Who you got tonight... Cardinals or Braves?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    The Ones With The Arch (Cardinals
    (58 votes)
  • 58%
    The ATL (Braves)
    (81 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who do you want/expect to win THE SERIES? (STL vs. ATL)

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Want Braves+Think Braves
    (14 votes)
  • 22%
    Want Braves+Think Cards
    (8 votes)
  • 22%
    Want Cards+Think Braves
    (8 votes)
  • 14%
    Want Cards+Think Cards
    (5 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who you got tonight... Nationals or Dodgers?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Our Nation’s Capital (Nationals)
    (49 votes)
  • 66%
    Our Nation’s Most Inscrutable Public Transit (Dodgers)
    (97 votes)
146 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who do you want/expect to win THE SERIES? (WAS vs. LAD)

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Want Dodgers+Think Dodgers
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    Want Dodgers+Think Nats
    (1 vote)
  • 62%
    Want Nats+Think Dodgers
    (25 votes)
  • 0%
    Want Nats+Think Nats
    (0 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now

How to watch:

If you don’t have MLB TV, these games are on mostly-basic cable.

Cardinals - Braves: 2:08 PM PT, TBS

MLB TV might work for you, but there’s a chance it will be audio only even if you have a cable login. ESPN Radio has the game as well.

Nationals - Dodgers: 5:37 PM PT, TBS

Same situation.