First pitch of game one of the NLDS between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers is almost here! Here is what you need to know before the game begins
For the first time since 2011, your Arizona Diamondbacks are in the division series.
The last occasion came against the Milwaukee Brewers and it did not end well. But, I have a better feeling about this time around.
Game 1 was a disappointment, but I did not expect the D-backs to beat Clayton Kershaw at home, even with his postseason struggles. The D-backs offense actually got to Kershaw but a poor performance from Taijuan Walker set the tone.
The D-backs are facing a must-win situation tonight. Only seven teams have come back to win the final three games of a division series after dropping the first two games.
With Robbie Ray on the mound for Arizona, I have a good feeling about the D-backs chances. After all, I did predict the Snakes to win the next three, counting tonight’s contest.
Before you arrive in your seat at the ballpark or on your comfy couch, throw everything you know about baseball out the window. Breath and take a step back. Remember the joy that this team brought us.
Try to contain your emotions, I dare you. Anxiety, confidence and excitement. We are all feeling it.
Be sure to check out our pregame coverage and our Game 1 postgame coverage. Here is what you need to know before Game 2 begins!
Date: October 7, 2017
First Pitch: 6:08 p.m. MST
Location: Los Angeles, California
Stadium: Dodger Stadium
Pitchers: LHP Rich Hill (12-8, 3.22 ERA) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (15-5, 2.89 ERA)*
Radio Station: 570 LA Sports, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station (D-backs), ESPN Radio
TV Channel: TBS
Live Stream: MLB.tv, TBS app
Diamondbacks (Written by manager Torey Lovullo)
Good to see Jake Lamb and Chris Iannetta in there tonight. Lovullo is not messing around, and he should not given the circumstances.
Dodgers (Written by manager Dave Roberts)
"Three takeaways from the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1 of the NLDS"
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Have a great night everybody and GO D-BACKS