The expected 2015 National League Division Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets came to fruition in stages. The Mets clinched the NL East on Sept. 26, then the Dodgers followed suit by being crowned NL West champions on Sept. 29.
While the NLDS was set, home-field advantage wasn’t determined until Saturday when the Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres, and the Mets were swept by the Washington Nationals in a split doubleheader.
On Monday, Major League Baseball announced the start times for Games 1 and 2, both of which will be played at Dodger Stadium. First pitch in the series opener on Friday, Oct. 9, is sent for 6:45 p.m. PT. Game 2 will be played on Saturday, at 6:07 p.m. PT.
For comparison’s sake, last season the Dodgers hosted Game 1 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, Oct. 3, at 3:37 p.m. PT. Game 2 was played on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 6:37 p.m PT.
The Mets will hand the ball to Jacob deGrom in Game 1, rookie Noah Syndergaard in Game 2, and Matt Harvey when the series shifts to Citi Field for Game 3. The Dodgers haven’t set their rotation, though it’s expected to be Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, in that order, for the first two games of the series.
Games 1 and 2 of the Dodgers-Mets NLDS, along with the entire NL playoffs, will be televised by TBS without local blackouts. Start times for Game 3 and potential Games 4 and 5 have yet to be announced.
Game 1: Friday, Oct 9 @ Dodger Stadium, 6:45 p.m. PT
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 10 @ Dodger Stadium, 6:07 p.m. PT
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 12 @ Citi Field
Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 13 @ Citi Field
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 15 @ Dodger Stadium