Well, the postseason is finally here! For Dodgers fans, it’s a cautiously hopeful time. With the Dodgers (43-17, 1 seed) and Brewers (29-31, 8 seed) matching up in game one of the Wild Card on Wednesday evening, LA is hoping for the beginning of the end of the World Series 32 year drought.
How To Watch
- Date: Wednesday, Sep. 30
- Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- Time: 7 PM PT
- How to watch: ESPN is the exclusive home of the broadcast
- GAME COVERAGE WILL START ON ESPN 2, IF NEEDED
- Spectrum SportsNet LA will host pre-game and post-game coverage
- AM570 LA Sports Radio has the call on radio
- Starting pitchers: RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.44) vs. LHP Brent Suter (2-0, 3.13)
Today, the Dodgers announced their 28 man roster for the first round of the postseason. Meanwhile, the Brewers revealed a huge blow to their chances as they lost ace setup man Devin Williams for the series.
Still, Milwaukee is hoping starter Brent Suter (2-0, 3.13 ERA in the regular season) can set the tone of the series. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.44 ERA in the regular season) on the mound to be the high-pressure shutdown pitcher we’ve all counted on.
"I feel pretty comfortable with what I've done in the playoffs previously, I just want to keep that going."@buehlersdayoff on his upcoming Game 1 start in the #WildCardSeries. pic.twitter.com/Vu541qakXw
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) September 30, 2020
While the Brewers have gone 14-17 away from home, anything can happen in a three-game series. Milwaukee is hopeful that former MVP Christian Yelich can wake up from a disappointing regular season. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are hoping that Mookie Betts can be a difference maker for the club in October.
The Dodgers are favored by 1 1/2 runs and are 21-9 in home games which does make sense since Corey Seager has been hotter than a two-dollar pistol leading the Dodgers with 65 hits and 41 RBIs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 20 extra-base hits and is slugging .430.
Barring an appearance from MVP-level Yeli @ChristianYelich
for the @Brewers — The #betMGM World Series favorite @Dodgers could see wild-card Wednesday shape up as a #Walk in #DodgerStadium for #WalkerBuehler and LA. #MLBPlayoffs #Dodgers @BetMGM @FieldLevelMedia pic.twitter.com/0DaDjvOXNJ
— FieldLevelMedia (@FieldLevelMedia) September 30, 2020
In their last ten games, the Dodgers are 8-2, with a .276 batting average, 3.14 ERA, and have outscored opponents by 34 runs. Brewers are 5-5, with a .195 batting average, and 3.62 ERA. With these kinds of numbers, to say Dodger fans are excited would be a gross understatement.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 30, 2020
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 30, 2020
Keep it tuned to our Dodgers Nation YouTube channel for pre and postgame analysis all postseason long!