To be perfectly honest this season has had me so discombobulated that I had to ask someone if it was actually over today. I have spent most of the season without any idea of how the Cardinals were doing in the standings, largely in part of the team’s two-weeks of postponed game, which, actually, was kind of nice for a change. Instead of exerting mental and emotional bandwidth clinging to the hope the Cardinals will make the postseason, I just kind of... found out they made it on Monday morning. Oh cool. It was a nice thing to wake up to. I do not plan on being this apathetic in the future, but for this season, it was a bit relaxing to not pin so many emotions to the outcome of baseball games.
That being said, it is serious business now that it is the postseason. Time to figure out who Brad Miller is and where he came from. If you are like me and have not really been following along with the goings of the league, here are the playoff matchups:
The NL. #MLBTonight | #Postseason pic.twitter.com/OJcoiv7wC6— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 27, 2020
And the AL.#MLBTonight | #Postseason pic.twitter.com/4ZjvA0V4yU— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 27, 2020
Cardinals clinch 2020 postseason berth | MLB.com
what else is going on in baseball...
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Team Entropy 2020: Suspenseful Sunday | FanGraphs Baseball
what the cardinals are up to...
Shildt joked the Cardinals would travel to SD tonight and hold two team workouts tomorrow, as if they hadn't done enough.— Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12) September 27, 2020
When Shildt told Goldschmidt a similar fib, Goldy said "Okay, what time?"
After it was revealed as a joke, Goldy added "Tell me where to be, I'll be there."
Mike Shildt said on MLB Network’s “High Heat” with Chris Russo that the #STLCards are going with Kwang Hyun Kim and Jack Flaherty in Games 1 and 2 and Adam Wainwright if there is a Game 3.— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) September 28, 2020
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
The Brewers lost today and fell to 29-31. They never spent a day over .500. They set a slew of franchise records for offensive futility. And they are going to the postseason.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 27, 2020
The Brewers are the perfect representative for chaos in the expanded MLB playoffs | Brew Crew Ball
Reds go from being regular season dark horse to postseason dark horse | Talking Chop