Will Jon Lester win his 20th game today at 3:10 in Cincinnati?
I'm gonna say yes.
Oddly, it would be the first time he'd accomplish that (wouldn't you think he's done that before?)
I haven't seen it posted anywhere yet, but given the importance of that number one would imagine that Joe Maddon will basically field a "regular" team.
And by "regular" I mean "great".
I mean "the usual".
I mean Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell and... those guys.
The Reds are gonna start Tim Adleman, who the Cubs beat 5-2 a couple weeks ago.
I'm gonna boldly say win #20 for Mr. Lester.
Pretty cool seeing Ben Zobrist feeling and performing better at the plate - if you did a graph of his batting this season, it kinda looks like a bridge:
If he keeps going up through the playoffs well, how perfect.
And of course we'll all be switching around watching the Cards/Pirates, Giants/Dodgers and Mets/Phils.
Just WHO will the Cubs play?
Everyone seems to go really deep on this thought, but I swear... it's the playoffs and any damn thing can happen, right?
So I'm refusing to go all super logical when it comes to the opponents and instead I just think who would I like to watch the Cubs beat the most?
In order that would be: Cards, Mets, Giants.
Bring it, man.