They played 162 games each and it wasn’t enough to decide the NL Central or West races, so the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers (who got five scoreless innings from our old friend Gio Gonzalez on Sunday) and the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers play one more each to decide who are the division winners and who are the Wild Card teams.
It’s apparently (we’re taking MLB’s word for it since it’s technically the offseason for us and we’re too tired to do research) the first time that two tiebreaker games will be take place in one day, with the Brewers in Wrigley Field and the Rockies in LA for the 163rd game of the season for all four teams.
In Chicago it’s Jhoulys Chacin for the Brew Crew against Cubbies’ lefty Jose Quintana at 1:05 PM EDT and out in Los Angeles (at 4:05) it’s going to be Walker Buehler against the Rockies’ German Marquez.
We’ll know the division winners and we’ll know the Wild Card teams by the end of the day, so it should be an interesting afternoon if you haven’t already checked out for the winter and started hibernating or watching other sports now that the Washington Nationals’ 2018 campaign is officially over.
So who are you picking? Which team do you want to see go up against the Atlanta Braves, who kept the Nationals from winning a third straight NL East crown. Are you too tired from 162 games of Nats baseball to keep watching? Is there any way you’ll be able to avoid such compelling stories? If you’re going to follow along, maybe there will be some other fans of D.C. baseball doing so here as well...
Who’s watching the Brewers and Cubs and Dodgers and Rockies play their 163rd games of the season?