N.L.C.S. Game 3: Cardinals vs. Dodgers, Monday 10/14, 7 p.m. CT

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

No, Nick Punto is not throwing his bat at Yadier Molina. He's just upset at striking out.

After this year's playoffs had a rather slow and dull start, the last couple of days have provided some real drama. As I asked you yesterday, imagine being a Tigers or Red Sox fan during Sunday's game. Think about how you would have gone from happy to upset -- or sad to elated -- in the course of two innings.

Yes, we want to be in the postseason again. But for now, it's kind of nice to watch exciting games from the sidelines.

If you're dreading the thought of the Cardinals winning this series -- and what Cubs fan isn't? -- take some heart in this post from True Blue LA which details the other times a Dodgers team has gone down two games to none. They have made comebacks from this deficit in the past.

Game time: 7 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken and Craig Sager.

Pitching matchup:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Adam Wainwright 19-9 35 34 5 2 0 0 241.2 223 83 79 15 35 219 2.94 1.07


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Hyun-Jin Ryu 14-8 30 30 2 1 0 0 192.0 182 67 64 15 49 154 3.00 1.20

MLB.com Gameday for Dodgers/Cardinals

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Dodgers/Cardinals

SB Nation game preview for Dodgers/Cardinals

SB Nation Cardinals site: Viva El Birdos

SB Nation Dodgers site: True Blue LA

This will serve as your one and only game thread for today's game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

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