If only the Dodgers didn't wait to, you know, start playing good ball again, we'd be looking at this week differently.
But here we are and the Dodgers are two games behind the Cardinals for the last Wild Card spot with two games remaining.
The best the Dodgers can do is force a tie with the Cards, resulting in a one-game playoff for the right to have a one-game playoff with the Braves to make the "real" playoffs.
I watched the game last night and found myself wanting the Dodgers to win -- not unlike any other night. However, I also thought to myself, "It wouldn't be the end of the world if the Dodgers didn't make the playoffs."
At this point, I might actually prefer it, and Clayton Kershaw is the biggest reason for this.
If the season ends after Wednesday, Kershaw will be able to rest his ailing hip without risking potential injury to his golden left arm. That is, after he makes his final start of the season.
Kershaw is going to pitch no matter what happens tonight, but I'd l...