Postseason Pre-Gamin': ALDS/NLDS - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Postseason Pre-Gamin’: ALDS/NLDS – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

We were supposed to have an action-packed 12-hour day of postseason baseball, but Mother Nature wasn’t having: Game 4 between the White Sox and Astros was postponed due to impending rain. They’ll play tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:07 PM (CT) at Guaranteed Rate Field.

With that said, we still have a fantastic trio of games on tap today and a potential elimination game in Boston as the Red Sox have a shot at punching their ticket to the ALCS with a victory over Tampa Bay!

In the National League, both series shift venues tied at one-game-a-piece, with the Dodgers, Giants, Braves, and Brewers looking to gain series advantages today.

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves – NLDS Game 3

With the series shifting to Atlanta today, the Brewers and the Braves are even at one-a-piece after Atlanta took Game 2 from Milwaukee on Saturday despite Brandon Woodruff recording a quality start (3.0 ER, 6.0 IP, 7 K, 1 BB) in the losing effort. Max Fried was excellent, tossing six innings of scoreless baseball while racking up nine strikeouts, and the bullpen shut the door with three scoreless innings of their own despite the Brewers having multiple runners on base in each of the final three frames.

We’ve got another great pitching matchup on tap today between these two clubs, with Freddy Peralta taking on Ian Anderson as these teams look for an advantage in a series that’s been highly contested thus far.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 12:07 PM (CT)


Starting Pitching Matchup

Freddy Peralta (RHP) – 2021: 10-5, 2.81 ERA – Postseason: 0-0, 2.25 ERA


Ian Anderson (RHP) – 2021: 9-5, 3.58 ERA – Postseason: 2-0, 0.96 ERA

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Brewers

1. Kolten Wong 2B
2. Willy Adames SS
3. Christian Yelich LF
4. Avisail Garcia RF
5. Rowdy Tellez 1B
6. Luis Urias 3B
7. Omar Narvaez C
8. Lorenzo Cain CF
9. Freddy Peralta P

Atlanta Braves

1. Jorge Soler RF
2. Freddie Freeman 1B
3. Ozzie Albies 2B
4. Austin Riley 3B
5. Adam Duvall CF
6. Eddie Rosario LF
7. Travis d’Arnaud C
8. Dansby Swanson SS
9. Ian Anderson P

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox – ALDS Game 4

Just three days after Collin McHugh allowed three runs in 1.2 innings of work and ultimately took the loss in Boston’s 14-run outburst in Game 2 on Friday, Kevin Cash turns to the veteran right-hander to open today’s game against the Red Sox with the Rays on the brink of elimination.

After walking off against the Rays yesterday at Fenway Park, it’ll be Eduardo Rodriguez tabbed for the third time five games this postseason for the Red Sox.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 6:07 PM (CT)


Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Collin McHugh (RHP) – 2021: 6-1, 1.55 ERA – Postseason: 2-2, 4.57


Eduardo Rodriguez (LHP) – 2021: 13-8, 4.74 ERA – Postseason: 0-1, 8.49 ERA

Starting Lineups

Tampa Bay Rays

  1. Randy Arozarena RF
  2. Wander Franco SS
  3. Brandon Lowe 2B
  4. Nelson Cruz DH
  5. Jordan Luplow 1B
  6. Yandy Diaz 3B
  7. Austin Meadows LF
  8. Mike Zunino C
  9. Kevin Kiermaier CF

Boston Red Sox

  1. Kyle Schwarber 1B
  2. Enrique Hernandez CF
  3. Rafael Devers 3B
  4. Xander Bogaerts SS
  5. Alex Verdugo LF
  6. J.D. Martinez DH
  7. Hunter Renfroe RF
  8. Christian Vazquez C
  9. Christian Arroyo 2B

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – NLDS Game 3

Once again in the nightcap slot, we have the Dodgers and Giants in a battle of 100-win teams, this time with the series shifting to Los Angeles with both sides looking to gain an advantage after splitting the first two games in San Francisco.

Max Scherzer takes the ball for the Dodgers opposed by former Dodger Alex Wood who will be making his first start of the series for the Giants. Scherzer, of course, was on the hill for the Dodgers’ Wild Card victory over the St. Louis Cardinals last week. According to Max Scherzer, it’s personal for the Dodgers and their fans. If I was San Francisco, I would be worried about a motivated Mad Max taking the ball in a swing game in a short series.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 8:37 PM (CT)


Starting Pitching Matchup

Alex Wood (LHP) – 2021: 10-4, 3.83 ERA – Postseason: 1-2, 3.55 ERA


Max Scherzer (RHP) – 2021: 15-4, 2.46 ERA – Postseason: 7-5, 3.33 ERA

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants

  1. Tommy La Stella 2B
  2. Mike Yastrzemski RF
  3. Buster Posey C
  4. Brandon Crawford SS
  5. Kris Bryant 1B
  6. LaMonte Wade Jr. LF
  7. Evan Longoria 3B
  8. Steven Duggar CF
  9. Alex Wood P

Los Angeles Dodgers

  1. Mookie Betts RF
  2. Trea Turner 2B
  3. Corey Seager SS
  4. Justin Turner 3B
  5. Chris Taylor CF
  6. AJ Pollick LF
  7. Albert Pujols 1B
  8. Will Smith C
  9. Max Scherzer P

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.