The MLB Playoff schedule on National League Championship Series (NLCS) between LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals, are all set after the Cardinals defeated Pittsburgh Pirates in NLDS Game 5 Wednesday night.
The NLCS Game 1 between LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals is set on Oct. 11, Friday at Busch Stadium with live TV coverage on TBS according to MLB.com. First pitch time is still to be determined. and Clayton Kershaw are the starting pitchers for Game 1 and 2 for the Dodgers. ESPN reported Joe Kelly will start for the Cardinals on Game 1.
The Cardinals (97-65) is given the outright home advantage on the 2-3-2 series based on their outstanding record in the regular season. But they needed five games to disposed the determined Pirates which has a chance to close at PNC Park on Game 4 but failed to do so.
The Cardinals then went at home for Game 5 with their ace pitcher Cardinals beat the Pirates 6-1 to advance in the NLCS. The losing pitcher was Gerrit Cole who gave up 3 hits, 2 runs including a homerun by David Freese in the second inning.who shutdown the Pirates in complete game, with 8 hits, 6 strikeouts and allowed just 1 earned run. The
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Dodgers advanced in the NLCS earlier in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday in taking the series 3-1. Dodgers appears to be the underdog in the series but was very explosive in the post season. In Game 3, Dodgers score 13 runs to 6 with Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig each had three hits and scored three times on a huge night at the plate for the Dodgers.
According to LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals head-to-head in the regular season, Dodgers takes 4 games to 3 in their seven meetings.
Although I predicted the Cardinals to win in Game 5 against the Pirates, my pick on the Braves over the Dodgers was totally a bummer. Nevertheless, my Cardinals vs Dodgers prediction is Dodgers in Game 6 to take 4-2 series and advance to the World Series.
Check this page for MLB Playoff NLCS updates below of LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals schedule dates, TV start times.
Game 1, Oct. 11, Fri. 8: 37 pm - LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals, Greinke vs Kelly, live on TBS
Game 2, Oct. 12, Sat. 4:07 pm - LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals, live on TBS
Game 3, Oct. 14, Mon. 8:07 pm - St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Dodgers, live on TBS
Game 4, Oct. 15, Tue. 8:07 pm - St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Dodgers, live on TBS
Game 5, Oct. 16, Wed. 4:07 pm - St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Dodgers, live on TBS
Game 6, Oct. 18, Fri. - LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals, live on TBS
Game 7, Oct. 19, Sat. - LA Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals, live on TBS