The 2021 MLB regular season wrapped up over the weekend, and we’ve got a ‘wild’ (I’m sorry) week ahead of us.
On Tuesday, the American League Wild Card game will be played between (who else?) the Red Sox and Yankees at Fenway Park. Nathan Eovaldi and Gerrit Cole will be the starting pitchers. The Blue Jays and Mariners remained alive in the Wild Card race until the season’s final day, but wins from both Boston and New York canceled the need for any tiebreaking games. The Blue Jays finished 2021 one game back of a Wild Card spot, and the Mariners just two games back.
The game we have been thinking about since the Cardinals clinched a Postseason berth will be take place on Wednesday night in Hollywood. The National League West division race came down to the final day, but the 107-win Giants took the crown, edging out the 106-win Dodgers. So, it’ll be the Dodgers and Cardinals in the NL Wild Card game, featuring a matchup of Max Scherzer and Adam Wainwright.
The Dodgers are 48-21 (.696) since the All-Star break, their best in a 2nd half since 1953.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 2, 2021
They've gained 0 games on the Giants over that span (49-22 since the break). pic.twitter.com/YWINB3Wl4d
We, the fans, have a couple of days to emotionally prepare for Wednesday night’s Wild Card game. Regardless of how it all ends, take pride that your team is one of 10 still alive.
Have a great day!