The Dodgers will move on quickly from their Game 1 loss as they take on the Braves Sunday evening at Truist Park. After a bullpen game Saturday, there will be a much more conventional approach in trying to even the series.
Coverage will start at 3:30 p.m. PT on TBS, just over an hour before first pitch.
Max Scherzer struck out 10 in seven innings in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday night at Dodger Stadium, and Saturday would’ve been the standard, four days rest. But the team decided to move everyone back one start in order to let Scherzer fully recover from his first career save in Game 5 of the NLDS to send the Giants home for the remainder of 2021.
The 37-year-old pitched twice against the Braves in 2021, once with Washington on opening day and one in Los Angeles at the beginning of September. The latter is a better representation of the team Scherzer will face Sunday and the right-hander tossed six scoreless that night with nine strikeouts and no walks.
Atlanta will counter with Ian Anderson who pitched twice against the Dodgers in 2020’s version of the NLCS. The right-hander has made five career postseason starts and allowed only two runs in 23 2⁄3 innings. Both of those runs came in Game 7 of last year’s NLCS, when the Dodgers moved on to the World Series.
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: 4:38 p.m. PT
- Teams: Dodgers (110-59)* at Braves (92-74)*
- Location: Truist Park
- TV: TBS (Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Jeff Francoeur, Lauren Shehadi)
- Streaming: TBS.com, Watch TBS app
*includes postseason games