We already knew the Chicago Cubs would be playing Game One of the NLDS tonight at 6:30 CT and Game Two tomorrow at 4:30 CT, but now, thanks to a tweet from the Cubs, we can put Game Three and (if necessary) Games Four and Five on the schedule as well.
Take a look:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 6, 2017
According to the Cubs, Game Three of the NLDS will be an early one (3:08 CT) regardless of how the rest of the games shake out over the weekend. If a Game Four is necessary, it will be at 4:38 CT unless the Dodgers/Diamondbacks series is already wrapped up. In that case, the game will be at 7:08 CT.
Then, if a game five is necessary and both NL Series are still going, the Cubs will play the Nationals at 4:38 CT. But again, if the Dodgers/Diamondbacks series is wrapped up, the game will be back in prime time (7:08 CT).
There’s a lot of moving parts here, but I think I got those start times right. And, hey, the bright side for you Bears fans out there is that with such an early Game Three start time on Monday, you can watch both Game Three and the debut of Bears rookie Quarterback Mitch Trubisky against the Vikings. Pretty cool.