Two of MLB’s three 100-win teams remain in the playoffs. By the time Thursday night’s NLDS matchup is over, only one will remain.
The Dodgers and Giants have lived up to the hype entering the 2021 MLB postseason as the 107-win Giants and 106-win Dodgers have given baseball fans the only Division Series to end in a winner-take-all game.
Both teams are turning to pitchers who have delivered wins to their squads this postseason. The Giants will hand the ball to Logan Webb, who pitched 7.2 scoreless frames with five hits allowed and 10 strikeouts in Game 1 of the series to put San Francisco up in the series.
The Dodgers will have reliever Corey Knebel open the game with Julio Urias poised ultimately to pitch the bulk of the innings. Urias allowed one run over five innings to the Giants in Game 2 with three hits and one walk surrendered, while striking out five. Knebel fanned two while pitching a scoreless, hitless seventh inning of that Game 2 matchup as the Dodgers finished with the 9-2 win.
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8:49 p.m.: Dave Roberts shared his reaction to the idea of the Dodgers starting Knebel instead of Urias. He had previously said it was an organizational decision, and that he had just one vote.
8:30 p.m.: Corey Knebel has started once against the Giants earlier this season. Back on Sept. 3, he pitched two scoreless innings of two-hit baseball with two strikeouts. It wound up being a bullpen game with the Giants ultimately winning 3-2.
8:15 p.m.: Here are the starting lineups for the two teams tonight.
Dodgers vs. Giants start time
First pitch for Dodgers vs. Giants is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Julio Urias will throw for the Dodgers, while Logan Webb is expected to take the bump for the Giants in the decisive Game 5.
How to watch MLB playoff games
TBS continues its coverage of the NL side of the MLB postseason with Game 5 airing on the network on Thursday.
TBS will also play home to the NLCS, though times for the series are dependent on who emerges from Game 5.
In Canada, all postseason games are available on Sportsnet and SN1.
MLB playoff schedule 2021
TBS will handle the broadcast for all NLDS games in both series.
TBS will continue its National League playoff coverage with coverage of every NLCS game.
The Braves secured their spot in the NLCS, and depending on who takes the Dodgers vs. Giants series, they could either start on the road or at home.
MLB Network and FS1 will carry all the ALDS games, until potential Game 5s, which would be broadcast exclusively on FS1.
FOX and FS1 will split coverage of the ALCS.
The Red Sox and Astros kick off the ALCS on Friday, Oct. 15. It’s the Astros’ fifth-straight appearance in the ALCS.
World Series schedule
Every World Series game will be on FOX.
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