No Playoffs For Dodgers, But October 12 Looms Large

Hiroki Kuroda looks to snap a two-game losing streak tonight against the Pirates.

The Dodgers and Pirates play Friday night in a game on Prime Ticket, but in future years where will the game be televised? The Dodgers filed a motion in Delaware Bankruptcy Court on Friday, hoping for an expedited answer to that question. October 12 could be a big day for the Dodgers, even though they will no longer be playing.

A hearing is set for October 12 in Delaware to decide this matter. Bill Shaikin of the LA Times has the details:

The Dodgers asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to authorize a 45-day exclusive negotiating window with Fox, followed if necessary by an auction. In court papers, the Dodgers said Fox, Time Warner, Charter, Dish Network and DirecTV all could be interested in paying the team a lucrative rights fee or partnering in a "Dodgers-branded RSN," in which the team would own all or part of the cable channel that airs its games.

With such a deal, the Dodgers say they would be able to emerge from bankruptcy protection next year, repay all of their creditors and have "excess cash of more than $175 million at the end of 2012."

Hiroki Kuroda and his troublesome neck start tonight for the Dodgers, facing Jeff Locke and the Pirates.

Lineups

Pirates Dodgers
CF Presley SS Gordon
2B Walker 3B Sellers
C Doumit CF Kemp
1B Lee RF Rivera
RF Jones
LF Sands
LF Ludwick C Barajas
3B Alvarez
1B Mitchell
SS Cedeño 2B Carroll
P Locke P Kuroda

Game Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

MLB Gameday

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