Karablog: Watching weekend battle of wild-card wannabes

Fantasy baseball managers should be watching the games this weekend between the Dodgers and Cardinals closely. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, the first game of the critical Dodgers-Cardinals series went to the road team, as left-hander Austin Gomber struggled to get outs and Clayton Kershaw got enough of them for his eighth win of the season. Three more games remain for these interesting clubs. I could see both of them in the playoffs -- or neither. From the fantasy standpoint, there is so much to watch here, not only for the final weeks of the regular season but also this winter.