The Dodgers learned their fate early yesterday afternoon that they were heading to Atlanta for Game 1 and 2 this week, but major league baseball finally announced the start time for Game 1.
Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke will start on Thursday and Friday, while the Braves will throw Kris Medlen and Mike Minor to start the series. According to Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Game 1 will be in the late evening on Thursday:
First pitch of #Braves-Dodgers game on Thursday night will be at 8:37 p.m. Eastern on TBS (CR)
— David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) September 30, 2013
It’s no surprise that the Dodgers and Braves are playing in primetime as major league baseball is getting the LA market in primetime and east coast in the evening.
Other announcements made regarding the television coverage is that Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and Cal Ripken will call the games on TBS with Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser will have the call on ESPN Radio.
Fox Sports announced about a week ago that they won’t be doing any pregame or postgame coverage, while Vin Scully will call the first three and last three innings of each game on the radio. Charley Steiner and Rick Monday will call the middle three innings on AM 570.
Announcements about Games 2, 3 or 4 start times are likely to come in the coming days as major league baseball tries to schedule everything out in a timely fashion.
UPDATE: Bill Shaikin Of The LA Times at 3:25 PST:
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 30, 2013
In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!