The Los Angeles Dodgers finished the regular season on Sunday with a 2-1 home loss to the Colorado Rockies. Hyun Jin Ryu got the start, and for the most part managed to escape the trouble he got himself in on the mound. But that game had no impact on who the Dodgers will face in the NLDS.
The Dodgers face the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, and the Braves hold home field advantage over the Dodgers. For a time, the Dodgers looked as if they might surge from last place in the NL West to the best record in the NL, but they did not achieve home field advantage. The resulting bad news: The Braves have the best home record in the National League.
The Dodgers open October baseball on Thursday October 3rd in Atlanta, and come back the next day Friday the 4th for Game 2 of the 5-game series. Times for the games have not been set yet, but both will be broadcast on TBS, and the Friday game will be on MLB Network additionally.
The Dodgers come home on Sunday October 6th for Game 3, and will face the Braves on Monday the 7th for Game 4 if necessary. The game times have not been determined yet, but like the whole series the games will be broadcast on TBS. If Monday’s game is played it will also be televised on MLB Network.
The Dodgers hope to wrap up the series in LA, but if Game 5 is necessary it will be on Wednesday October 9th in Atlanta, televised on TBS.
The good news is that Vin Scully will be calling the first and last 3 innings on radio at AM 570. So get out your transistor radios and mute your television sets.
The starting outfield is a big question mark, but the Dodgers probable starters are pretty straightforward. Clayton Kershaw will take the mound vs Kris Medlen in Game 1; Zack Greinke vs Julio Tehran in Game 2; and Hyun Jin Ryu vs Mike Minor in Game 3.