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Dodgers vs Padres: Remaining NLDS Game Times, Matchups, How to Stream, and More

The Dodgers and Padres are tied up at one game apiece in the National League Division Series. After a day off on Thursday, the series resumes on Friday night with Game 3 in San Diego.

Let’s look at the final three games of the series — times, places, matchups, and everything else you need to know.

How to Watch

FOX Sports holds the rights to the broadcast of the National League Division Series with its dedicated FS1 network carrying this series.

Fans can download the Fox Sports App on most streaming and mobile devices. You will need to log in to a participating cable or pay TV provider. YouTube TV offers free trials, which might be a good option if you’re looking for a cheap, easy option to watch the games.

Additionally, games can be streamed on MLB.tv with authentication to a participating cable or pay TV provider.

Game 3

  • When: Friday, October 14, 5:37 pm PDT
  • Where: Petco Park, San Diego
  • Pitching matchup: Tony Gonsolin vs. Blake Snell
  • Where to watch: FS1

Tony Gonsolin makes just his second start since August 23, having thrown two innings in the final series of the regular season against the Rockies. Manager Dave Roberts has said Gonsolin should be built up to about 75 pitches, with the entire bullpen (including Dustin May and Andrew Heaney) available after Gonsolin is done, depending on the game situation.

The Padres counter with Blake Snell, who went 0-1 with two no-decisions in three starts against L.A. this season. Snell averaged 20.8 pitches per inning in his 14 innings against the Dodgers in the regular season, and Los Angeles will be looking to work him hard again and knock him out of the game to get into San Diego’s bullpen early in the first of three straight games.

Game 4

  • When: Saturday, October 15, 6:37 pm PDT
  • Where: Petco Park, San Diego
  • Pitching matchup: Tyler Anderson vs. Joe Musgrove
  • Where to watch: FS1

After not starting the season in the Dodgers rotation, Anderson ended up making 28 starts, second-most on the team behind Julio Urias. He made his first All-Star team, going 15-5 with a 2.57 ERA in 178.2 innings pitched. Anderson will be making his first postseason appearance since 2018, when he got a tough-luck loss against the Cubs in the NLDS after throwing six one-run innings in a 4-0 loss.

Joe Musgrove will pitch for San Diego, coming off his masterful start in Game 3 of the Wild Card Series in New York. All eyes will be on his ears, which looked funny but apparently had no foreign substances on them. Musgrove went 0-2 in three starts against L.A. this season and 10-7 with a 2.93 ERA overall.

Game 5 (if necessary)

  • When: Sunday, October 16, 6:07 pm PDT
  • Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  • Pitching matchup: Julio Urias vs. TBD
  • Where to watch: FS1

If this series gets to Game 5, the Dodgers would almost surely go with their ace, Urias. The Padres would have a much harder decision, with four options: Mike Clevinger, Game 1’s losing pitchers; Sean Manaea, who went 0-3 with an 11.72 ERA against the Dodgers this year; Yu Darvish, who has never pitched on short rest in his entire career; or a bullpen game. The feasibility of the last option would depend at least in part on how heavily the bullpen had been used in Games 3 and 4, but it might end up being their best option in a winner-take-all Game 5.

Playoff stress has begun, so let’s embrace it!

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