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How to Watch the Dodgers Play the Padres in the Playoffs: Game Times, TV Network & More

How and Where to Watch



After an unusual regular season, the National League Division Series is finally here. Starting tonight, the Padres and Dodgers will meet for the first time ever in the postseason, and fans are looking forward to a series of epic proportions.

Both teams tend to rise to the occasion when facing each other in the regular season so why not the post? This is definitely looking to be a series full of excitement and, ultimately, one more step on the way to that elusive World Series Championship.

How To Watch

Game 1 – Tuesday

  • Date: October 6
  • First Pitch: 6:38 pm PT
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • How to watch: Fox Sports 1 or stream on MLB.TV
  • Starting pitchers: RHP Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.44) vs. RHP Mike Clevinger (3-2, 3.02)

Game 2 – Wednesday

  • Date: October 7
  • First Pitch: 6:08 pm PT
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • How to watch: Fox Sports 1 or stream on MLB.TV
  • Probable pitchers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-2, 2.16 ERA) vs. Zach Davies (7-4, 2.73 ERA)

Game 3 – Thursday

  • Date: October 8
  • First Pitch: 6:08 pm PT
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • How to watch: MLB Network or stream on MLB.TV
    • Broadcast Team: Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz
    • Spectrum SportsNet LA will host pre-game and post-game coverage
    • AM570 LA Sports Radio will have full coverage
    • DodgersNation.com will also be streaming pre and post-game coverage on YouTube
  • Probable pitchers: Dustin May (3-1, 2.57 ERA) vs Adrian Morejón (2-2, 4.66 ERA)

Game 4 – Friday *If Necessary*

  • Date: October 9
  • First Pitch: 6:08 pm PT
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • How to watch: Fox Sports 1 or stream on MLB.TV
  • Probable pitchers: TBA vs TBA

Game 5 – Saturday *If Necessary*

  • Date: October 10
  • First Pitch: 5:08 pm PT
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • How to watch: Fox Sports 1 or stream on MLB.TV
  • Probable pitchers: TBA vs TBA

How They Got Here

The Dodgers claimed their eighth straight NL West crown in 2020 going 43-17 in the shortened 60-game season. Paced by offseason trade acquisition Mookie Betts (16) and resurgent outfielder A.J. Pollock (16), LA leads baseball in home runs with 118.

The San Diego Padres clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years with a 37-23 record, second in the National League. Dynamic shortstop Fernando Tatis hit the second-most homers in the NL (17). Teammate and former Dodger Manny Machado was right behind him with 16 en route to a club total of 95, third in the NL.

Each club features a pair of NL MVP hopefuls in Betts and Corey Seager for LA, and Tatis Jr and Machado for SD.

On the pitching front, the Dodgers anchored by long-time ace Clayton Kershaw lead MLB in team ERA (3.02). After a flurry of trade deadline moves, the Padres reinforced their pitching staff by adding starter Mike Clevinger and closer Trevor Rosenthal. However, Clevinger along with staff co-ace Dinelson Lamet missed the Wild Card series dealing with arm injuries. San Diego believes Clevinger is healthy enough to start against the Dodgers in game 1 of the NLDS.

NEXT: Dodgers NLDS Roster Announced

Written by Selena Marquez

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