In 26 starts, the 30-year-old went 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA, 3.19 FIP and 1.04 WHIP while striking out 155 and walking 29 in 161.1 innings.
Hear from inside the clubhouse as Rox Pile Co-Editor Kevin Henry caught up with Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black, stars like Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado and tomorrow's starter Kyle Freeland. On Saturday, however, the Nationals announced that Erick Fedde would start instead, citing Scherzer's workload and the fact that both Colorado and Los Angeles had already clinched playoff spots.
Throughout a season in which the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers spent the year as neighbors, both geographically and in the National League Central standings, it will come down to one final meeting.
The Brewers then looked to Josh Hader to shut down the Cubs in the final two innings, and the All-Star pitcher duly delivered, getting the final six outs to see Milwaukee home. Buehler's last 20 innings thrown have been very good, including six of them against the Rockies on September 19th.
A one-game playoff in 1980 was no better for the Dodgers, who were beaten 7-1 by Houston for the NL West championship.
Quintana is coming off a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates in which he surrendered two runs and four hits in five innings. Buehler has held the Rockies hitless through five. The Dodgers offense was impressive in their 15-0 win over the Giants, scoring seven runs via timely hits here and there before finally hitting their first home run of the game.
Upon stepping up to bat in the top of the first this afternoon at Coors Field, Turner officially appeared in his 162nd game of the season, and in the process became only the second player in Nationals history to reach that mark.
The loser of the game will host either the Dodgers or Rockies in the wild-card game, while the victor will wait to play the victor of the wild-card game.
The Atlanta Braves are NL East champions and will play in the NL Division Series against. somebody.
The game at Wrigley Field will start just after 6 p.m. Mountain time on Tuesday and will feature Freeland and Jon Lester on the mounds.