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Game one Divisional Series open thread

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The Royals 2.0 play the first game of the day

Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Mike Moustakas #18 after scoring in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

If you haven’t been paying attention to the National League, there are a lot of former Royals playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. Lorenzo Cain is an MVP candidate in an outfield stacked with MVP candidates and is coming off his best season since 2015. Kansas City fans also remember that Mike Moustakas was traded to the Brewers in July.

But those aren’t the only two former Royals playing in this upcoming NLDS. Manny Pina and Erik Kratz make up the Brewers catching unit, both former Royals. Then there is Joakim Soria and Jeremy Jeffress in the bullpen. For those who remember, Jeremy Jeffress came to Kansas City with Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar and like Cain, found his way back to Milwaukee.

Those Milwaukee Brewers will open up the Divisional Series’ with their matchup against Wade Davis and the Rockies. Cain will be the leadoff hitter with Moustakas and Pina hitting 6-7.

Here are your lineups for game one of the NLDS Central.

In the late game, the upstart Braves — who were written about for Royals Review this morning — will start their new era of postseason baseball against a National League stalwart in the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers won their 6th consecutive NL West title on Monday, which was very exciting for Walker Buehler, and will look to make their second consecutive World Series appearance.

Braves have a decent number of former Royals in their clubhouse, including Peter Moylan, Lane Adams, and Lucas Duda. Josh Fields plays for the Dodgers, which has no relevance other than that it made me think of Mark Teahen and Chris Getz.

The lineups for this game will be updated when they are released.

Happy Postseason.