The NLDS is in the books and the games are underway.
In other words, the playoffs are on the line.
Here are the storylines for each team.
NLDS: Yankees vs. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
ET (FOX) The Yankees are coming off a five-game sweep of the Dodgers on Tuesday, but the Dodgers will be without their two best players in Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager.
That will leave the Yankees with an even bigger question mark at catcher.
The Dodgers have been one of the better defenses in baseball this season and have had the league’s best starting pitching in each of the past three seasons.
So how does that translate to this postseason?
It’s hard to say, especially because the Dodgers are a .500 team entering this postseason.
But it’s a question the Yankees will have to answer.
NL East: Nationals vs. Phillies, 5:10:30 p.nky sports sports news The Nationals will get a chance to put some extra pressure on Philadelphia in their series opener.
The Phillies have won five straight games and sit atop the East.
With the game in hand, the Nationals have a four-game lead over Philadelphia and are tied with the Braves for first place in the division.
The Nationals’ biggest advantage heading into Tuesday is that they have a healthy, young starting pitching corps and are coming into this postseason with an ace.
The only question mark is whether or not the Nationals can sustain their pace in the series.
The rest of the East is still reeling from the loss of one of its best starters and a young player.
NL West: Dodgers vs. Rockies, 6:05:30 nkysports sports news If there’s one team that can handle the Dodgers in the NL West, it’s the Dodgers.
They’re coming off their five-Game Sweep of the Rockies in a series that had no doubt turned into a playoff-caliber series.
And they’ve won five of six in this series.
This series should go down as the best playoff series in baseball history.
The Rockies have struggled mightily this season, losing seven of their past eight.
And while the Dodgers have the talent to make up for the weakness of their pitching, they will have their hands full trying to hold off the Dodgers for a fifth consecutive win.
NL Central: Cubs vs. Cardinals, 7:10 a.m., ET (CBS) The Cubs’ only loss this season came to the Cardinals in a sweep of St. Louis in the Wild Card Game.
It was the first time that the Cubs won in St. Lucie since 2011.
The Cardinals were swept by the Dodgers last year and were swept in their last two NLDS series against the Cubs.
It will be interesting to see if the Cubs can get back on track in the wild card game.
The Cubs have won four of five in this one and have a chance at a fifth straight victory.
The NL Central is still tied at two games apiece, but that’s the difference between first and third.
It could be interesting for the Cardinals if they can get on the board first and then move to third.