MLB Wild Card Pre-Gamin': Game 1 Broadcast Info, Lineups, Game Thread, More

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MLB Wild Card Pre-Gamin’: Game 1 Broadcast Info, Lineups, Game Thread, More

Chicago Cubs

Four games. 12 hours. Let’s go!!!

Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Guardians

No one thought the Guardians could sniff the Postseason except for the Guardians. Led by Terry Francona, a team of youngsters and Jose Ramirez won the American League Central to punch their ticket to October and will host the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 11:07 PM (CT)

TV: ESPN

Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Shane McClanahan (LHP) – 2022: 12-8, 2.54 ERA, 194 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

vs.

Shane Bieber (RHP) – 2022: 13-8, 2.88 ERA – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

Starting Lineups

Tampa Bay Rays

1. Yandy Diaz, 3B
2. Wander Franco, SS
3. Randy Arozarena, LF
4. Harold Ramirez, DH
5. Ji-Man Choi, 1B
6. Manuel Margot, RF
7. Christian Bethancourt, C
8. Taylor Walls, 2B
9. Jose Siri, CF

Cleveland Guardians

1. Steven Kwan, LF
2. Amed Rosario, SS
3. Jose Ramirez, 3B
4. Oscar Gonzalez, RF
5. Josh Naylor, 1B
6. Owen Miller, DH
7. Andres Gimenez, 2B
8. Austin Hedges, C
9. Myles Straw, CF

Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals

The Phillies avoided a colossal September collapse and snapped a decade long playoff drought in the final days of the regular season. The Cardinals are led by veterans Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, and Adam Wainwright, and fueled by sluggers like Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 1:07 PM (CT)

TV: ABC

Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Zach Wheeler (RHP) – 2022: 12-7, 2.82 ERA, 163 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

vs.

Jose Quintana (LHP) – 2022 (w/ STL): 3-2, 2.01 ERA, 48 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

Starting Lineups

Philadelphia Phillies

1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
2. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
3. J.T. Realmuto, C
4. Bryce Harper, DH
5. Nick Castellanos, RF
6. Alec Bohm, 3B
7. Jean Segura, 2B
8. Bryson Stott, SS
9. Matt Vierling, CF

St. Louis Cardinals

1. Lars Nootbar, RF
2. Albert Pujols, DH
3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
5. Brendan Donovan, 2B
6. Corey Dickerson, LF
7. Christian Bethancourt, C
8. Yadier Molina, C
9. Tommy Edman, SS

Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays

The Mariners snapped a two-decade drought this season and were rewarded with the challenging task of needing two of three in Toronto this weekend against one of the best offensive attacks in baseball. Seattle will send their trade deadline acquisition Luis Castillo to the bump for Game 1.

The Blue Jays will trot out Alek Manoah, who dazzled this season, winning 18 games and pitching to a 2.24 ERA while striking out 180 opposing hitters.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 3:07 PM (CT)

TV: ESPN

Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Luis Castillo (RHP) – 2022 (w/ SEA): 4-2, 3.17 ERA, 77 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

vs.

Alek Manoah (RHP) – 2022: 16-7, 2.24 ERA, 180 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

Starting Lineups

Seattle Mariners

1. Julio Rodriguez, CF
2. Ty France, 1B
3. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
4. Cal Raleigh, C
5. Mitch Haniger, RF
6. Carlos Santana, DH
7. Jarred Kelenic, LF
8. Adam Frazier, 2B
9. J.P. Crawford, SS

Toronto Blue Jays

1. George Springer, CF
2. Bo Bichette, SS
3. Vlad Guerrero Jr., 1B
4. Alejandro Kirk, C
5. Teoscar Hernandez, RF
6. Matt Chapman, 3B
7. Raimel Tapia, LF
8. Danny Jansen, DH
9. Whit Merrifield, 2B

San Diego Padres at New York Mets

We’ve got a matchup of opposites at the MLB trade deadline this season, squaring off in the first round of the Postseason. The Padres pushed all of their chips and acquired Juan Soto and Josh Bell at the deadline in hopes of bolstering their lineup, and the Mets did nothing at the deadline.

Yu Darvish and Max Scherzer will oppose one another on the bump in the nightcap of a long day of Postseason action that will surely not disappoint.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 7:07 PM (CT)

TV: ESPN

Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Yu Darvish (RHP) – 2022: 16-8, 3.10 ERA, 197 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

vs.

Max Scherzer (RHP) – 2022: 11-5, 2.29 ERA, 173 K – Postseason: 0-0, -.– ERA

Starting Lineups

San Diego Padres

1. Jurickson Profar, LF
2. Juan Soto, RF
3. Manny Machado, 3B
4. Josh Bell, DH
5. Jake Cronenworth, DH
6. Wil Myers, 1B
7. Ha-Seong Kim, SS
8. Trent Grisham, CF
9. Austin Nola, C

New York Mets

1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
2. Francisco Lindor, SS
3. Jeff McNeil, 2B
4. Pete Alonso, 1B
5. Daniel Vogelbach, DH
6. Starling Marte, RF
7. Mark Canha, LF
8. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
9. Tomas Nido, C


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