The lineups are set for what should be a thrilling NL Wild Card Game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
After the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox treated us to a fun game on Tuesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers are all set to dance on Wednesday. The winner will then move on to take on the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS.
The pressure is on here for both clubs. With the first pitch right around the corner, the two teams just dropped their lineups for the highly-anticipated showdown.
Cardinals lineup: Mike Shildt stays true
For St. Louis, manager Mike Shildt came out and said that he was planning on using the same batting lineup from Sunday’s regular-season finale and the man has stayed true to his word. On the bump, veteran hurler Adam Wainwright is getting the start. Wainwright’s showing comes right after he agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million extension to stay with the Cardinals for next season.
Dodgers lineup: Max Muncy replacement
Meanwhile for Los Angeles, Max Muncy is out after suffering his injury in the regular season finale. While there’s hope he can return sooner than later, Matt Beaty will get the start at first base for this showdown.
Elsewhere, Max Scherzer is all set to make his postseason debut with the Dodgers. After the team landed him ahead of the trade deadline, of course along with Trea Turner, Scherzer has become a fan favorite in the City of Angels.
He’ll be able to make quite the statement on Wednesday if he can out-battle Wainwright in a showdown of two standout hurlers. Both pitchers will have quite the task in trying to silence the opposition, but this really has what it takes be an old fashioned pitcher’s duel. Who will get the job done? We’re about to find out, baseball fans.