No matter what happens, two teams are going home sad today. Right when you need baseball the most, baseball ends, and we’re left with nothing but cold, dark, rainy weather and the 24/7/365 news cycle of the NFL.
As Mariners fans, baseball ended a few weeks ago, or earlier, your mileage may vary. But in this concept known as the “postseason,” a few teams get to keep playing even though it’s not Spring or Summer anymore. Weird, I know. Well, that nonsense will end today for either the Braves or the Cardinals, or for the Nationals and the Dodgers.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
The lineups are out for today's Game 5 in Atlanta, and PECOTA gives the road team a 51 percent chance of moving on to the NLCS.— Baseball Prospectus (@baseballpro) October 9, 2019
Cardinals-Braves: who ya got and why? pic.twitter.com/OH012daEtd
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TV: TBS (of course!), 2 PM
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Haha, the Dodgers got pushed to an elimination game in the first round! The Dodgers have to face Stephen Strasburg in an elimination game! HA! Wow. Life comes at you fast.
TV: TBS, 5:37 PM