The NL Central is coming down to the wire.
With a loss (2-1) to the Cardinals Saturday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs couldn’t clinch the NL Central. But with a win Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers, the Milwaukee Brewers could top them atop the mountain with one game to go. And as we now know, that’s exactly what happened.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 30, 2018
Down 3-0 early (again), MVP candidate Christian Yelich would hit a two-run shot — his 35th — in the bottom of the third to get the Brewers back in it. But it didn’t end there. Then with the game tied 5-5 in the seventh, guess who came to the rescue? That’s right, Christian Yelich. Again. This time, for his 36th of the season.
Christian Yelich playing like the NL MVP pic.twitter.com/zXJ2q46w1B
— SI MLB (@si_mlb) September 30, 2018
Corey Knebel would strike out the side in the 8th. Jeremy Jeffress would strike out the side in the 9th. And here we are. It all comes down to Game No. 162 for the NL Central. But that’s not all, baseball fans. In fact, if things hold — the Nats are crushing the Rockies as we speak — the NL West will come down to the final game as well.
All four of these teams are in the playoffs, of course. That’s not the news here. But if all things break chaotically on Sunday, we might see two tiebreakers on Monday. Then, the wild card affairs on Tuesday.
Who says baseball is boring?