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Dodgers NLDS vs Giants: When Does LA Play Next? Game Time, How to Watch, and More



The Dodgers walked it off at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, winning the Wild Card game and punching their annual ticket to the National League Division Series, this time to face the San Francisco Giants.

This long-time bitter rivalry was somewhat renewed this season after the Giants dethroned the Dodgers as the 8-time reigning division champs in the NL West. Now, as LA ace Max Scherzer said, we got ’em right where we want ’em.

Notably, this is the first time these two organizations have met in the postseason since moving from New York to the west coast ahead of the 1958 season.

NLDS Details

The NLDS is a best-of-5 series with the team having the better record getting the home-field advantage. Naturally. The series splits 2-2-1, with 2 games in San Francisco, an off-day for travel, 2 in Los Angeles, and a final game back up in SF, if needed. There would be an off-day between games 4 and 5 as well.

Where to Watch

TBS will be the home of the TV broadcast for this series, once again featuring Brian Johnson and Ron Darling on the play-by-play. It can also be watched on the TBS app.

As always, am570 LA Sports Radio will be the home of the radio broadcast, featuring Charley Steiner and Rick Monday on the call.

Dates, Start Times, and Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Game 1: Friday, October 8 at 6:37 PM PT in SF
    • Probables: Walker Buehler (16-4, 2.47 ERA) vs Logan Webb (11-3, 3.03 ERA)
  • Game 2: Saturday, October 9 at 6:07 PM PT in SF
    • Probables: Julio Urias (20-3, 2.96 ERA) vs Kevin Gausman (14-6, 2.81 ERA)
  • Game 3: Monday, October 11 at 6:37 PM PT in LA
  • Game 4*: Tuesday, October 12 at 6:07 PM PT in LA
  • Game 5*: Thursday, October 14 at 6:07 PM PT in SF

*= if necessary

Additional Coverage

Dodgers Nation will be covering the entire postseason with live streams before and after each game. Our Blue Heaven podcast will cover the pregame coverage, and the DNpostgame show hosted by Doug McKain will be on right after the final out. 

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. I hope that our fans chanting ” Repeat LA” (or other choice phrases) will completely shut down the Giants’ “Beat LA,” and, the only way for that to happen is if the Dodgers’ win 1 or 2 in SF before heading to LA. Regardless, I do take solace in knowing that I won’t have to listen to those obnoxious Giants’ announcers during the games. Go Dodgers!

  2. This is going to be such an epic series. The history, the rivalry, the drama, oh my. Hands down the two best teams in baseball this year. Need to land a big blow early to set the tone! Like CT3 when he smacked a lead-off homer against the cheatstros in game 1 in 2017.

      • For sure. This is not what they wanted. Dodgers -135 for G1 on the road and -170 to win the series.

        • Bettors aren’t fools! Dodgers are the better team, but the margin isn’t huge. Hoping Butane doesn’t have another outing like his last at Oracle! Webb has been huge for the Giants. Let’s hope the bright lights of the playoffs blind him just a bit ;). I’m not expecting it though. Kid seems to be the real deal and only 24? Sheesh, where did he come from? Never heard of him before this year.

  3. The Dodgers are facing the two best teams right off the bat. The Cards had their 17 game winning streak just prior to the end of the regular season, and were still relatively hot leading into the WC. The Giants have a bunch of old guys who have played astonishingly well all year. But the Dodgers are the best team in baseball. If DR can avoid bad moves, the Dodgers will come out on top. Losing the division to the Giants we become a distant afterthought when they are sent home and the Dodgers continue toward back to back championships.

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