Here’s what happened on this date in baseball history. There were several bad things for the Dodgers (Bobby Thomson), but also a couple of good ones.
Both games are on the TBS cable channel.
The early game: Cardinals at Braves, 2:02 PM PDT
RHP Miles Mikolas goes for the Cards, while Dallas Keuchel goes for the Braves. This will be Mikolas’ first postseason appearance; it will be Keuchel’s 11th. Here’s MLB’s position-by-position comparison of the two teams. The net result? A very slight edge to the Braves. USA Today goes the other way and picks the Cardinals in five games.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 3, 2019
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 3, 2019
The late game: Nationals at Dodgers, 5:37 PM PDT
LHP Patrick Corbin makes the first postseason start of his career, but he’s not unfamiliar with the Dodgers. He’s made 21 lifetime appearances (19 starts) against them including a seven-inning scoreless outing in May and has a 3.36 ERA to show for it. RHP Walker Buehler has made four postseason starts, all last year. He started Game Seven of the NLCS against the Brewers and then went seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox in Game Three of the World Series.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 3, 2019
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 3, 2019