The Dodgers were upset by an NL West rival in the NLDS last October. Can the Diamondbacks play spoiler this time around?
Arizona won just 84 games and stumbled into the postseason after being swept by the Astros, but the Diamondbacks rebuild all of their momentum with two come-from-behind wins in Milwaukee to sweep the Brewers.
Timely hitting, including a great Game 1 effort from rookie Corbin Carroll, helped propel the Diamondbacks, but it was an unusually strong performance by the bullpen that allowed Arizona to advance so seamlessly. Will the bullpen hold up against big bats such as Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts?
Pitching is a concern for the Dodgers as well, with questions about the untested arms behind Clayton Kershaw in their rotation. What had been a struggling bullpen rounded into form over the final weeks of the regular season, however, so the pressure might not be entirely on the Dodgers’ starting pitching.
The Diamondbacks have little to lose, while the Dodgers are looking to avoid a third consecutive surprise October exit.
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Here’s the complete schedule for the NLDS between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, including start times and TV channels.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers schedule
The Dodgers will face the Diamondbacks in a best-of-five series, with the first two games and the potential fifth game of the series will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Game 3 and a potential Game 4 will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix.
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel||Result|
|Oct. 7||Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Game 1||9:20 p.m.||TBS||ARI 11, LAD 2 (ARI, 1-0)|
|Oct. 9||Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Game 2||9:07 p.m.||TBS|
|Oct. 11||Dodgers at Diamondbacks, Game 3||9:07 p.m.||TBS|
|Oct. 12||Dodgers at Diamondbacks, Game 4*||9:07 p.m.||TBS|
|Oct. 14||Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Game 5*||9:20 p.m.||TBS|
* – If necessary
How to watch 2023 MLB playoff games
The National League side of the playoffs will be carried exclusively by TBS, while the American League playoff games will be carried by either Fox or FS1. Each World Series game will be broadcast on Fox.
Fans in Canada can watch AL and NL Division Series games on Sportsnet.
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Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers live streams
The series will be broadcast on TBS, so Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers can be live streamed with Sling.
NLDS games can be streamed in Canada on Fubo.
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers odds
According to BetMGM, the Dodgers are the favorites to advance out of the NLDS at -210, while the Diamondbacks are at +170.