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

After the Red Sox won a second consecutive game in walk-off fashion last night at Fenway Park we have our first team to punch their ticket to the championship series round, and we’ve got three potential elimination games on the slate today with the rest of the field in action.

Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox – ALDS Game 4

The ballpark was absolutely electric on Sunday night. A goosebumps factory from start to finish. As a White Sox fan, I’ve waited my whole life to experience that type of baseball atmosphere at 35th & Shields. It had been 4,752 days since a playoff game was hosted at that ballpark, and it didn’t disappoint. In addition, I got to experience it with my father, my best friend, and the one who raised me to be a White Sox fan, which made it all the more special. Of course, I know that I’m speaking with a crowd whose loyalty resides on the other side of town, but to that, all I can say is I can only imagine that this is how you guys felt for much of the last half-decade, and I hope you can return to that experience sooner than later.

Despite Dylan Cease struggling to find the strike zone and only lasting an inning and two-thirds, and the Astros jumping out to a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third, the White Sox weren’t going down without a fight.

The White Sox plated five in the third, three in the fourth, and another three in the eighth, and the bullpen put on a five-inning masterclass holding Houston scoreless and striking out nine Astros hitters in that five-inning span. It was a 12-6 win for the White Sox on Sunday night, forcing a Game 4 this afternoon after the two teams were rained out on Monday. Tony La Russa will send Carlos Rodon to the mound to take on Houston ace, Lance McCullers Jr. as the Sox look to push the series back to Houston for a decisive Game 5 tomorrow night.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 1:07 PM (CT)
TV: FS1
Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lance McCullers Jr. (RHP) – 2021: 13-5, 3.16 ERA – 2021 Postseason: 1-0, 6.2 IP, o ER, 4 K

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Carlos Rodon (LHP) – 2021: 13-5, 2.37 ERA – 2021 Postseason: NONE

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Michael Brantley LF
3. Alex Bregman 3B
4. Yordan Alvarez DH
5. Carlos Correa SS
6. Yuli Gurriel 1B
7. Kyle Tucker RF
8. Jake Meyers CF
9. Martin Maldonado C

Chicago White Sox

1. Tim Anderson SS
2. Yoán Moncada 3B
3. Luis Robert CF
4. José Abreu 1B
5. Yasmani Grandal C
6. Eloy Jiménez LF
7. Gavin Sheets DH
8. Leury Garcia RF
9. César Hernández 2B

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves – NLDS Game 4

Many thought the Atlanta Braves were just a beneficiary of a weak division in the NL East, but they’ve come out swinging in the NLDS, but more specifically, their pitching has landed the brunt of the punches on Milwaukee through the first three games of the series.

The Milwaukee Brewers have only been able to scrape together a pair of runs (both in Game 1) on 16 hits, and now find themselves staring down a win-or-go-home scenario in this series.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 4:15 PM (CT)
TV: TBS
Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Eric Lauer (LHP) – 2021: 7-5, 3.19 ERA – 2021 Postseason: NONE

vs.

Charlie Morton (RHP) – 2021: 7-4, 3.34 ERA – 2021 Postseason: 0-1, 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 K

Starting Lineups

Lineups for the Brewers-Braves were not available at the time of publishing, but we will update this story with the lineups as soon as they’re released.

Milwaukee Brewers

TBA

Atlanta Braves

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San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers – NLDS Game 4

I was sure that a determined Max Scherzer was going to be enough to get the Dodgers a lead in this series on Monday night, but Alex Wood and the Giants weren’t having it. Wood tossed 4.2 scoreless innings and the San Francisco bullpen put together 4.1 scoreless innings of their own, allowing the Dodgers just three hits in that span. Of course, Scherzer wasn’t bad, he allowed just one run on three hits over seven innings of work, but that Evan Longoria solo home run in the fifth was all San Francisco needed in what ended up being an incredible pitching duel.

Today the Giants send Anthony DeSclafani to the mound as San Francisco looks to eliminate the Dodgers and punch their ticket to the NLCS.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 8:07 PM (CT)
TV: TBS
Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Anthony DeSclafani (RHP) – 2021: 13-7, 3.17 ERA – 2021 Postseason: NONE

vs.

TBD

Starting Lineups

Lineups for the Giants-Dodgers were not available at the time of publishing, but we will update this story with the lineups as soon as they’re released.

San Francisco Giants

TBA

Los Angeles Dodgers

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Author: Patrick K. Flowers

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