Braves Vs. Dodgers NLCS Schedule: Start Times For Games 2 & 3

Major League Baseball announced first pitch in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves is set for 3:05 p.m. PT on Tuesday and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

The Game 3 start time at Globe Life Field on Wednesday has also been scheduled for 3:05 p.m. and will be shown on Fox Sports 1 as well. It marks the first time the Dodgers will play that early this postseason, which is some sense is a positive considering how late most of their games have started.

Game 2 is a big one for the Dodgers after they were defeated 5-1 in Game 1 on Monday night. The Dodgers’ bats stayed quiet for most of the loss, while the Braves broke through for four runs in the ninth inning to seal the victory.

The last time L.A. was in the NLCS in 2018, Game 1 also didn’t go well against the Milwaukee Brewers and they still won the series in seven games.

Game 2’s pitching matchup will feature two rookies due to the Dodgers scratching Clayton Kershaw because of back spasms. He was scheduled to start opposite Ian Anderson, but the Dodgers instead hand the ball to Tony Gonsolin.

Kershaw potentially starting Game 4

With Kershaw unable to start Game 2, the Dodgers aren’t fully certain when he will start an NLCS game. The plan calls for Julio Urias to take the ball in Game 3, which leaves Kershaw to start Thursday.

His injury has thrown the Dodgers’ pitching plans for a bit of a loop and that’s been compounded by the Braves winning the first two games of the series.

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