The Los Angeles Dodgers will be facing a divisional foe in the National League Division Series. Stop me if you’ve heard that before.
This year, it’s the Arizona Diamondbacks who got through the Wild Card round, upsetting the three-seeded Milwaukee Brewers to set up a date with the NL West champion Dodgers.
Game 1 of the NLDS is set for Saturday, Oct. 7, although the time has not yet been announced. It seems likely the Dodgers will play in the nightcap of the quadruple header, but it hasn’t yet been officially determined. Since the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are the only West Coast teams in the Divisional Series, it’s pretty safe to assume they’ll play the night game every day. Here’s the full schedule for the NLDS:
Full NLDS Schedule, Location and TV Network
- Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 7 at Dodger Stadium, TBS
- Game 2: Monday, Oct. 9 at Dodger Stadium, TBS
- Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Chase Field, TBS
- Game 4 (if necessary): Thursday, Oct. 12 at Chase Field, TBS
- Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday, Oct. 14 at Dodger Stadium, TBS
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks faced off 13 times this season, with the Dodgers going 8-5 and winning the final five matchups. However, as we saw last year, regular season dominance does not lead to postseason success. So the Dodgers will need to be ready for this gritty, red-hot Diamondbacks team, who just took two games on the road against the NL Central champion Brewers to sweep the Wild Card round.
Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen pitched in Wednesday’s Game 2 for Arizona, so he won’t be ready to pitch until Game 2 at the earliest. Merrill Kelly, who was expected to start Game 3, is likely going to be Arizona’s Game 1 starter on Saturday.
Full Postseason Bracket
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