Monday, October 7, 2019

NLDS Update: Sounds About Right Edition

So, suffice to say, I'm enjoying how this Cardinals-Braves series is shaping up.

Look, I will give credit where credit is due: Adam Wainwright pitched a hell of a game. He's always been a sharp postseason pitcher, and his 7.2 innings of strong, 8-strikeout work is the stuff that his postseason legend is built on. If it weren't for Carlos Martinez' blown save, we'd be talking more about it.

But...Martinez let his guard down, gave up runs to Adam Duvall and Dansby Swanson, and the story is no longer about the Braves' lineup's ineptitude, but their come-from-behind victory to put the Cardinals in elimination position at home. nice.

Meanwhile, this guy had another unbelievable postseason game, breaking the game wide open in the sixth, teeing off of Patrick Corbin, who's had very bad luck this postseason, and jutting his team out to an 8-2 lead, made tricky by work from Asdrubal Cabrera and Juan Soto. Though the Dodgers have been a bit more human than I'd like to admit this postseason, they're still capable of big games, and Turner is still the big-game player he always was with the Dodgers.'s possible all 4 division series' could be resolved. All four have teams in elimination position. And, somehow, all four teams in elimination position will be at home today. Will any of them drum up a win? We're about to find out.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah has been amazing. We'll see who makes it through the day.