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Postseason open thread 10/13: Is tonight Clinch Night?

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There are "only" two games on the schedule tonight, but they are two extremely important games. Can the Cubs and Mets punch their tickets to the NLCS?

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After an extremely entertaining quadruple-header of games yesterday, we "only" have two today, but they're both crucial elimination games. In just under an hour's time, the Cubs will be hoping to put the nail in the coffin of the St. Louis Cardinals, while the New York Mets will be trying to make sure that Chase Utley's suspension will go into effect in the 2016 season instead of the 2015 NLCS.

For the Cubs, today could be a historical day for them. They haven't clinched a Postseason series in the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field since EVER. That's right -- the Cubs have never eliminated a Postseason opponent at home. If they manage to take out the Cardinals this evening, then the celebration in Wrigleyville is going to be bonkers.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers will be turning to Clayton Kershaw on short rest in order to hopefully keep their season alive. Kershaw's gotten a lot of stick for "poor" Postseason performances, and now would be a great time to shut a lot of people up by delivering the type of performance that we're used to seeing from him. However, with the way the Mets' offense was looking last night, it's clear that New York will definitely be up for the challenge of facing off against the Dodgers' amazing ace.

As usual, if the playoff baseball doesn't interest you then you can still talk about anything else you desire, as long as you keep things simple. With that being said, it should be a fun evening of baseball tonight and we'd love it if you joined us here to discuss it!