The Philadelphia Phillies, having clinched the best record in the National League, will face the playoff team with the worst record in the first round.
And the Phillies will get a say in the matter of who this will be.
If the baseball season ended today, the Phillies would face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the playoffs.
However, if the Phillies manage to knock the Braves out of the playoffs, they will face the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round.
Versus St. Louis
Against the St. Louis Cardinals this season, the Phillies are 3-6.
The Cardinal's impressive offense may worry the Phillies, as 15 runs were surrendered to St. Louis in their most recent meeting.
The Cardinals have been playing extremely well recently, which could be a concern to the Phillies if they face off in the postseason.
This season, versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phillies have gone 3-3.
The Diamondbacks' offense is only average, and the Phillies' pitching staff should not have much trouble holding it back.
The Diamondbacks, while they have had a great season, are not experienced enough to defeat the Phillies in a playoff series.
Surely, the Phillies would rather take on the Diamondbacks in the first round of the playoffs than the Cardinals.