Last year the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. A rematch is possible and could feature two 20-game winners in Kershaw and Adam Wainwright. But the math is messy. Dylan Hernandez:
Should the Dodgers pass the Nationals and finish the regular season with the league’s best record, they would then play host to the winner of next week’s one-game wild-card playoff, likely between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. The winner of the Central Division, which is currently led by the Cardinals, would then play Washington.
Pittsburgh can still pass the Cardinals in the Central, though, and the Milwaukee Brewers could catch the Giants in the wild-card race, all of which would complicate everything.