According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, that decision went down very badly with the Dodgers. Dodgers starter Buehler has thrown 31.2 innings in the day.
Will the Dodgers head to the playoffs as a Wild Card team or as NL West champs? The Colorado-Los Angeles victor also begins the NLDS at home versus Atlanta.
The last time two National League teams played a game to determine a division victor was in 2009, when the Rockies defeated the Padres, 9-8, in 13 innings at Coors Field. Once Monday's playoff games are over, the Braves will know their opponent - it's whoever wins the NL West. League championship series open October 12 in the National League and October 13 in the American League. The Nationals scratched ace Max Scherzer in a game with no meaning for them and started rookie Erick Fedde.
The Brewers did not announce their starter until Monday morning. Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez are each 3-for-10 against Buehler, who is 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts versus Colorado in 2018. They fell behind to the Cardinals 2-0 in the first inning at Wrigley Field as the Brewers were beating the Tigers at Miller Park after the first frame. Blackmon then drilled a two-run homer of his own in the third, singled to lead off the fifth, and completed the cycle with an RBI double in the eighth.
"Expecting it to be fairly hostile tomorrow", Yelich said. "We're looking forward to it".
Since the tiebreakers are considered game No. 163 of the regular season, all stats Monday will count, giving Yelich a chance to win the first NL Triple Crown since Joe Medwick in 1937.
The Cubs were up 8-4 at home against St. Louis in the sixth.