Today, we have two do-or-die games, which are the best kind (unless of course you happen to be fans of these teams. I do not miss that).
No MLB division series went five games last year. Three are going five games this year. It rules.— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) October 9, 2019
First up, the Cardinals and Braves are back in Atlanta and will play at 5:02pm ET/2:02pm PT. Jack Flaherty will oppose Mike Foltynewicz.
This seems notable:
The #Braves have discontinued the practice of handing out foam tomahawks after the comments made by #STLCards pitcher Ryan Helsley, a Cherokee Nation member. Here is their statement: pic.twitter.com/NjioUNxsS0— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) October 9, 2019
So, we will have perhaps one half inning free from the chop tonight.
Then, the Dodgers and Nationals will face off in LA, with Walker Buehler opposing Stephen Strasburg at 8:37pm ET/5:37pm PT. If someone is looking for a plus one to this game, I can make myself available.
Here are today’s lineups for the first game:
Who will win between Atlanta and St Louis?
Who will win between LA and Washington?
Please use this post as an open game thread.
Go Dodgers, Go! Go baseball, go!