It feels like we need a longer time to breathe after the Dodgers and Giants finished their series Thursday. But the show must go on and the Braves are waiting in a repeat of the 2020 NLCS, minus the neutral site.
Due to a wild-card berth into this postseason, the Dodgers start the NLCS at Truist Park as the road team. The fun begins at 5:08 p.m. PT when Max Fried delivers the first pitch to Mookie Betts. Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. on TBS.
While the Braves have Fried written in pen for their lineup card, the Dodgers were less sure when they arrived in Atlanta Friday. Scherzer came out of the bullpen in Game 5 of the NLDS to close the door on the series and the Giants season.
Dave Roberts said they'll see how Max Scherzer feels tonight before determining if he starts Game 1— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) October 16, 2021
If he doesn't go it will be a bullpen game for the #Dodgers
Fried was fantastic down the stretch for the Braves, going 8-2 in 14 starts after the All-Star break. The lefty struck out 86 and walked only 16 in 93 innings, pitching to a .849 WHIP and 1.74 ERA for a Braves team that finished 36-18 over the final 54 games of the season.
Atlanta sent Fried out for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Brewers last weekend and the 27-year-old delivered six scoreless on just three hits, striking out nine without surrendering a walk.
ESPN Radio has the national radio call, with Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Jessica Mendoza calling the Dodgers-Braves NLCS. AM 570 has the local radio broadcast, with Charley Steiner and Rick Monday.
NLCS Game 1 info
- Time: 5:08 p.m. PT
- Teams: Dodgers (110-58)* at Braves (91-74)*
- Location: Truist Park
- TV: TBS (Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Jeff Francoeur, Lauren Shehadi)
- Streaming: TBS.com, Watch TBS app
*includes postseason games