Game 3 is the second straight early start for the NLCS, with the 3:05 p.m. PT game televised by FS1. Joe Buck and John Smoltz will call the game, along with reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci on the broadcast.
Start times for the rest of the series were announced on Tuesday, with potentially one more afternoon start the rest of the way.
Julio Urías will make his first start of this postseason in Game 3, though it’s his third appearance. He pitched three scoreless innings of relief in Game 1 of the wild card series, and five bulk innings of Game 3 of the NLDS, allowing only one unearned run to pick up the win in the series clincher.
Counting the regular season, Urías has a 2.86 ERA with 56 strikeouts and 19 walks in 63 innings, including five total runs allowed in 25⅔ innings in his last five outings.
Against left-handed pitchers during the regular season, the Braves hit .251/.331/.430, a 101 wRC+, compared to .273/.354/.498, a 126 wRC+ against righties. So far in the postseason, Atlanta is hitting .344/.417/.625 against southpaws (in all of 36 plate appearances), including home runs against Dodgers reliever Jake McGee in Game 1 and Adam Kolarek in Game 2 of the NLCS.
The Dodgers and Braves are the first of two games on Wednesday. Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Rays and Astros starts at 5:40 p.m. PT from Petco Park in San Diego, and will be televised by TBS.