Reynolds was also the crew chief for the Dodgers-Brewers wild card series, and like all the umpires in this series did not work during the division series. Alan Porter, part of the NLCS crew, worked the Braves-Reds wild card series.
This is the fifth league championship series assignment for both Reynolds and Dan Iassogna, who have the most postseason experience on this crew. Both Reynolds and Iassogna have worked two World Series and two wild card games/rounds. Reynolds has worked seven division series, and Iassogna six.
Here are the umpire assignments for Game 1 of the NLCS, which starts at 5:08 p.m. PT on Monday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas:
- Home plate: Pat Hoberg
- First base: Reynolds
- Second base: Cory Blaser
- Third base: Iassogna
- Left field; Alan Porter
- Right field: James Hoye
- 7th umpire: Will Little
There are still six umpires working each game. With potentially games on seven straight days, each umpire gets a day off before working behind home plate. Will Little, who is off for Game 1, will work the plate for Game 2.
Mike Muchlinski is the replay official during the NLCS, with help from Jordan Baker.
Hoberg has not called any career games behind the plate started by either Walker Buehler or Max Fried, who will start Game 1 on Monday.
Clayton Kershaw is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA, 16 strikeouts and three walks in 18⅔ innings with Little behind the plate, with single starts in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Little worked the plate during the 2019 NLDS Game 1, started and won by Buehler.
Game 2 will be the ninth career start for Braves right-hander Ian Anderson, and hasn’t pitched a game with Little behind the plate. Same for James Hoye and Kyle Wright, making his 14th career start in Game 3.