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. This...is nice.
Today...it'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.