PostCards: St. Louis Cardinals to take on Los Angeles Dodgers

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In a rematch of the 2013 National League Championship Series, the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in one set of the 2014 National League Divisional Series.

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There were times in September when it appeared that there could be a Game 163 to decide which team would play in the NLDS and which team would advance to the Wild Card Game. Thankfully for Cardinals fans, the Cards avoid the Wild Card game.

What we know right now are that the Cardinals and Dodgers will appear on either Fox Sports 1 or the MLB Network, meaning that Bob Costas should be calling at least one more Cardinals game.

The best of five series will pit games in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday. Sunday is an off day as the teams travel to St. Louis for a workout. Game 3 would be played on Monday, October 6. If necessary, the series would extend to Game 4 in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 7, and Game 5 in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 9.

Friday’s series opener will see Adam Wainwright face off against Clayton Kershaw–the modern-day revival of Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax.

“You can’t ask for a better matchup as fan, as a player,” third baseman Matt Carpenter said in an MLB.com article. “We feel confident in our guy. I’m sure they feel confident in their guy. I’m sure it’s going to be a great game. It will be fun.”

In the expanded postseason era, the Cardinals and Dodgers will now meet for the fifth time. The Cards beat the Dodgers in the 2004 NLDS, 1985 NLCS, and the 2013 NLCS. The Dodgers beat the Cards in the 2009 NLDS, notable for Matt Holliday‘s missed fly ball in left field.

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