It was National League day last night in the LDS series and both the Brewers and Cubs faced elimination with a loss. Milwaukee was luckier, getting the home field nod, but the Cubs were headed to hostile Dodger territory face to face with the culmination of their hundred year curse.
It’s hard to deal with 100 years of pressure and expectations and the Cubs showed their inability to clinch further rounds of playoff eligibility by losing 1-3 to the Dodgers last night and prolonging the curse, despite having the best record in the National League. There goes that prediction for me!
In Brewers-related news, they defied the nation by holding on last night and beating the Phillies 4-1 in a tense game with both teams getting out of serious bases loaded pressure, sometimes more than once a game. They have yet another day to stay alive as they play this afternoon at 1307.
ALDS races continue today with the Rays in Chicago this afternoon at 1607 and the Angels in Boston at 1917. It’s bound to be exciting since all the games today could signal the end of this playoffs round.