By virtue of the Dodgers 5-run seventh inning, the playoff positions are finally set.
Los Angeles wins the NL West and has the best record in the National League.
Philadelphia won the NL East and will finish with the second best NL record.
St Louis, as you know, won the NL Central.
Colorado settles for the Wild Card.
So, here’s your NLDS pairings. Los Angeles hosts St Louis, and Philadelphia gets Colorado, starting Wednesday 7 October. Times of those games are still TBD. I will have an in-depth preview of the Cardinal/Dodger NLDS later this week.
Interesting that these are rematches of recent playoff series. St Louis defeated the Dodgers in the 2005 playoffs 3-1, although in that series the team seedings were reversed. Colorado swept the Phillies in 2007 with the same seeding.
The Dodgers are probably a good team for St Louis to play, given the current swoon the Cardinals are on. LA hasn’t exactly lit it up in their drive to the post-season. I think Colorado is the hottest team in the league right now (not named Cincinnati or San Diego), and the Phillies owned St Louis this year.