Hopefully for the Dodgers, Max Scherzer will throw a lot of meaningful pitches tonight as he takes the mound for the National League Wild Card Game.
He’ll take the mound in the top of the first inning, but he’ll be throwing the second pitch of the game. Throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium tonight will be Hall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, who announced last week that he would be retiring following the 2022 season.
Humildemente honrado en lanzar la primera pelota ceremonial en juego tan importante como es el de esta noche Dodgers-Cardenales. Gracias Dodgers por esta distinción.— Jaime Jarrín (@JaimeJarrin) October 6, 2021
For playoff games, the Dodgers usually have iconic players from the franchise toss the ceremonial first pitch. Letting Jarrín do it for the Wild Card Game is a truly awesome gesture by the Dodgers.
Luckily for Jarrín, he has some experience. He threw out the first pitch back in 2016 ahead of Game 4 of the NLDS, with Fernando Valenzuela as his catcher.
The Dodger host the Cardinals tonight in a “win or go home” elimination game. First pitch is on TBS shortly after 5:00 p.m. PT.