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Open GameThread: NL Wild Card Game

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MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight we have our first wild card game - Rockies vs. Cubs. Both teams lost in their 163rd game of the season last night.

I don’t envy fans of the teams playing tonight. I recall being an anxious wreck when the Blue Jays were playing in the 2016 WC game. One small positive to take away from a non-contending season, I suppose.

Here’s a fun little tidbit:

I remember really questioning choosing Marcus Stroman over Marco Estrada for that game when it was announced, but Stroman did pretty well. Francisco Liriano and Buck Showalter were also Jays of the Day that night.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

Today's Lineups

ROCKIES CUBS
Charlie Blackmon - CF Ben Zobrist - RF
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Kris Bryant - LF
Nolan Arenado - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Trevor Story - SS Javier Baez - SS
Matt Holliday - LF Albert Almora - CF
Ian Desmond - 1B Daniel Murphy - 2B
David Dahl - RF Willson Contreras - C
Chris Iannetta - C David Bote - 3B
Kyle Freeland - LHP Jon Lester - LHP

Poll

The team I want to win the wild card game tonight is:

This poll is closed

  • 96%
    The Rockies
    (29 votes)
  • 3%
    The Cubs
    (1 vote)
30 votes total Vote Now