With the Cardinals win over the Pirates last night, the Dodgers boarded a late-night flight to St. Louis and will start Game 1 of the NLCS Friday at Busch Stadium.
Questions remain about Andre Ethier’s availability for the series as Don Mattingly and staff believe he’ll be able to do more than he did in the NLDS against the Braves. The Dodgers beat the Cardinals four out of seven times in the regular season and will be without ace Adam Wainwright until Game 3.
Games 1 and 2 will be at Busch Stadium starting Friday and Saturday with games being played at Dodger Stadium next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the regular season, the Dodgers had the league’s best road record at 45-36 and in the NLDS they split both games in Atlanta while winning both games at Dodger Stadium. Meanwhile, the Cardinals had the second best home record at 54-27 and won two of three at Busch Stadium in the NLDS against the Pirates.
Here’s the full schedule and start times for the NLCS:
Game 1: Friday, October 11-5:37 PST (Busch Stadium)
Game 2: Saturday, October 12-1:07 PST (Busch Stadium)
Game 3: Monday, October 14-5:07 PST (Dodger Stadium)
Game 4: Tuesday, October 15-5:07 PST (Dodger Stadium)
*Game 5: Wednesday, October 16-1:07 PST (Dodger Stadium)
*Game 6: Friday, October 18-5:37 PST (Busch Stadium)
*Game 7: Saturday, October 19-5:37 PST (Busch Stadium)
All games will continue to be on TBS and the broadcast crew along with the umpire crew haven’t been announced, but hopefully TBS puts on a better performance this time around.
Also, the Dodgers are offering free parking to those that have four or more passengers to all home playoff games, so be sure to carpool with others going games.
In case you missed it, here’s the home run that sent the Dodgers to the NLCS!