A valiant effort by the Pirates and their fans, but thanks mainly to Adam Wainwright and Matt Adams, the Cardinals advance to the NLCS, and so the Dodgers are getting on a plane tonight rather than headed home. Zack Greinke will face off against… well, I don’t even know. Not Wainwright, clearly, and Shelby Miller‘s in the bullpen. Michael Wacha seems unlikely on short rest. Lance Lynn, I guess? Joe Kelly?
I think we all wanted the Pirates, but the St. Louis series should be an incredible one. And we all remember how it ended the last time they faced off, right?