Playoff schedule, 2014

Update: Here is the full schedule of all championship series games. For some reason MLB and the TV networks are being coy about game times. Nobody seems to know beyond the first day, or else they’re just not telling.

Jon W. has the first two times for the Dodgers-Cardinals series:

Game 1 of the National League Division Series starts at 3:37 p.m. Friday, with Game 2 set for 6:37 p.m. Saturday.


Fox Sports 1 will televise Game 1; MLB Network will televise Game 2. Both games will be aired on ESPN Radio and KLAC AM 570.

I assume those are Pacific time.

Update: Pacific Time it is.

Here we go…

American League Central
The Tigers clinched the division with a 3-0 win over the Twins. Detroit will play Baltimore in the American League Division Series, with Game 1 at Camden Yards scheduled for Thursday on TBS.

The Royals, meanwhile, will host the AL Wild Card game against the A’s on Tuesday at 8:07 p.m. ET on TBS. The winner will head to Los Angeles to play Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels on Thursday on TBS.

National League Central
The Cardinals clinched the division before they even took the field in Arizona because the Reds beat the Pirates, 4-1. St. Louis will face the Dodgers in the National League Division Series, with Game 1 at Dodger Stadium set for Friday on Fox Sports 1.

The Pirates will host the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game on Wednesday at 8:07 p.m. on ESPN. The winner will face the Nationals in the NLDS. Game 1 of that series will be on Friday in Washington on Fox Sports 1.

American League Wild Card

The A’s clinched a playoff berth with a 4-0 victory over the Rangers to claim the second Wild Card. Oakland will head to Kansas City to take on the Royals in the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night at 8:07 p.m. on TBS.

43 thoughts on “Playoff schedule, 2014

    • Thanks, Link.

      As always, Jon is a good read and puts a positive spin on things.

      When we’re too close to something, it’s difficult to see things as others see it. With CC, Matt, and Puig getting hot, this could/should be interesting.

  1. We don’t fly to Rome until 10:45 pm, so looks like I can watch game one while packing! After that, I’ll be overseas, gnawing on my nails and muttering in pigeon Italian. Molto eccitante!!!

  2. Why, hello there! I just randomly clicked on this bookmark thinking that Link had taken this page down way back when. So great to see your names again. I’ve missed this little Dodger Thoughts castaway community! Hope you guys are well. Looking forward to the playoffs!

  3. Small sample size aside, Arrubarranna has not played as I hoped he would. With the emergence of Gordon backed up with Turner, Rojas, and Barney I think Arrubarrana and Guerrero will be made available and will wind up traded before the 2015 season.

    Pederson needs to be a starter and get 4 or 5 PA to make a difference and that will not happen in the playoffs so Ethier will get the nod over Pederson for the playoff roster. Barney has a chance to make it as does Rojas leaving the bullpen, for me, as the least settled to be on the playoff roster. I like Paco’s odds to get on the team.

    • Arby was brought up a lot quicker than planned, I believe, Not sure the Dodgers are ready to give up on him. You still want another capable guy at short in the system, so I guess that and, as in the case of Guererro, a bit over-priced to get much at this point, they stay. Both Barney and Rojas would suggest a 7 man pen, so I guess they go with Rojas, who is more versatile. Don’t think that Pederson is even in the running for the playoffs and certainly not at the expense of leaving Dre off.

    • There is no way the Dodgers will (or would even be able to) trade yet unproven players with multi-year contracts like Arruebarrena and Guerrero. ES is clearly an elite defensive player whose offense is open to question, while AG may be an elite offensive player in search of a position.

      • “or would even be able to”
        How is that the Dodgers will do something so dumb that a trade cannot be made even when much of the cost was in the form of a signing bonus and not salary?

    • Lived in Orange County almost 40 years. Unless they physically relocate, they will always be Anaheim to me and most baseball fans. Arte spent much moola to get the legal right to call it Los Angeles; no matter, to most of us it will still be Anaheim. As a human being, he has the right to call it LA, that doesn’t offend me, I won’t waste brain cells arguing a pointless point…