Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward after the Atlanta Braves' 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in their final regular-season game. The Braves face the St. Louis Cardinals for a wild card playoff spot. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward after the Atlanta Braves’ 4-0 win over Pittsburgh in their regular-season finale. The Braves face the St. Louis Cardinals for a wild-card playoff spot. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

This weekend, ESPN baseball reporter and long-time Only A Game analyst Tim Kurkjian talks with Bill about the debut of the one-game wild-card playoffs pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Atlanta Braves and the Baltimore Orioles against the Texas Rangers. Kurkjian details how the new MLB playoff structure influenced regular-season games down the stretch and how the especially tight and intense schedule will affect the rest of the postseason.