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Both NLDS Game 4: Game Thread

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The NLDS could come to an end today as both games are of the elimination variety.

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

I think the Blue Jays losing their first two games has been the biggest surprise of the postseason even though they've managed to force a Game 5. Perhaps the second biggest surprise, to me, has been the Mets working over the Dodgers the way they have. They currently own a 2-1 series lead. Today they could eliminate what has almost universally appeared to be the World Series favorites since the season started.

On the other side the upstart Cubs have taken their own 2-1 series lead over the Cardinals. It's somewhat surprising as the Cardinals are notorious baby eaters and the Cubs feature a lot of baby bears on their squad. Should the Cubs win today it'll be all over for St. Louis. While I don't particularly care for the Cards I find myself rooting for a Game 5 here just for the sake of more baseball!

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs - 3:37 pm CST

Today's Lineups

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CHICAGO CUBS
Matt Carpenter - 3B Dexter Fowler - CF
Stephen Piscotty - 1B Jorge Soler - RF
Matt Holliday - LF Kris Bryant - 3B
Jason Heyward - RF Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Jhonny Peralta - SS Starlin Castro - 2B
Randal Grichuk - CF Kyle Schwarber - LF
Kolten Wong - 2B Miguel Montero - C
Yadier Molina - C Jason Hammel - RHP
John Lackey - RHP Javier Baez - SS

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets - 7:07 pm CST

Today's Lineups

LOS ANGELES DODGERS NEW YORK METS
Enrique Hernandez - CF Curtis Granderson - RF
Howie Kendrick - 2B David Wright - 3B
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Daniel Murphy - 2B
Justin Turner - 3B Yoenis Cespedes - LF
Corey Seager - SS Travis d'Arnaud - C
Yasiel Puig - RF Lucas Duda - 1B
A.J. Ellis - C Wilmer Flores - SS
Justin Ruggiano - LF Juan Lagares - CF
Clayton Kershaw - LHP Steven Matz - LHP