Friday, October 12, 2018

UPDATED: NLCS Series Against Brewers Starts on Friday -- A Homestand Preview - Pregame Info and Other Stuff


The National League Championship Series match-up between the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers begins on Friday. Below are some odds and ends for this series. Here are some important links:
I will update this post as more information becomes available for each game.

BTW, the umpires for this series (per Craig Calcaterra at NBC) is as follows (for Game 1). Obviously, assignments will change from game to game:
Home: Scott Barry
1B: Alan Porter
2B: Gerry Davis*
3B: Hunter Wendelstedt
LF: Jim Wolf
RF: Brian Gorman
Replay, Games 1-2: Greg Gibson
Replay, Games 3-7: Scott Barry
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Below are the rosters. Click on any pic to embiggen:
Dodgers                           Brewers

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Game 1 of 7
Clayton Kershaw vs. Gio Gonzalez
Friday, October 12th at Miller Park
Time: 7:09 PM CT / 5:09 PM PT
TV: FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Game 1 of the NLCS has a game start of 7:09 PM CT / 5:09 PM PT, and you can watch the festivities on FS1.

For those attending this game, Miller Park parking lots will open at 4:00 PM CT. Stadium gates open at 4:40 PM CT.

All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers Rally Towel. Milwaukee artist Delvis Malone will perform the national anthem. You can see more detailed pregame information here, via Caitlin Moyer at Cait Covers the Bases (a Brewers official blog)

Here are the lineups for the game - click on any pic to embiggen:

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Game 2 of 7
Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Wade Miley
Saturday, October 13th at Miller Park
Time: 3:09 PM CT / 1:09 PM PT
TV: FOX, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Game 2 of the NLCS has a game start of 1:09 PM PT, and you can watch the game on FOX.

For those attending this game, Miller Park parking lots will open at 12:00 PM CT. Stadium gates open at 12:40 PM CT.

All fans in attendance will receive a Brewers Rally Towel. aukee artist Delvis Malone will perform the national anthem. You can see more detailed pregame information here, via Caitlin Moyer at Cait Covers the Bases (a Brewers official blog)

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You Should Support LADF at Dodger Stadium!

At all Dodger home games there will be a Silent Auction held on the Club Level outside the Vin Scully Press Box. More than 25 unique pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Highlights for this week are game-used baseballs from game 163, Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson autographed jerseys, Kiké Hernández and Yasiel Puig autographed photos and Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chase Utley and Matt Kemp autographed baseballs. There will also be a raffle for tickets to Game 4 that can be purchased during Game 3 at Dodger Stadium.

The 50/50 raffle continues. Fans may purchase 50/50 raffle tickets when stadium gates open until the end of the sixth inning. Purchase tickets at one of three kiosk concourse locations (Field Level 5, Loge level 103 and Reserve level 10) or from uniformed raffle ticket sellers located throughout the stadium, wearing the green 50/50 raffle T-shirt. NLCS Specials: 60 for $20, 10 for $10, 3 for $5. The winner will receive half of the jackpot total from the game’s raffle ticket sales that day, and the other half will benefit LADF. During the NLDS, jackpots were averaging $66,000.

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you …”: Commemorate a special occasion with your greeting in lights. Ribbon-board messages will be available for all home games for a $100 donation. Visit dodgers.com/ribbonboard or email ribbonboard@dodgers.mlb.com.

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Food at Dodger Stadium

Here is a look at some of the unique food offerings that will be made available at Dodger Stadium for this playoff series.

The West is the Best Burger will be available for this series against Brewers and will be available at Field Level 47, Reserve Level 47. It features a Double patty, pepper jack cheese, candied bacon, beer battered onion rings, spicy aioli on a brioche bun. See it on the right.

This next item needs a name change. Available will be Milwaukee’s Best Fries which features golden crispy fries topped with beer cheese topped with cheese curds. It is available at the On Deck Circle stands on Field 48, Loge 133 and Reserve 4. See it on the left.

The Bulgogi Bowl that features Rice topped with shaved Ribeye and Kimchi is available at Field Level 45. Check out a pic on the right.

The Esquite which includes LA’s Famous Street Corn in a Cup is available at Field 10, Loge 63, Reserve 41. A pic is on the left.

Patrons can also find the Going Yard Sausage at the On Deck Circle stands on Field 48, Loge 133 and Reserve 4. It features a 16.5 inch Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Sausage – Roasted Corn, avocado relish, grilled onions with Crema. A pic is on the right.

Onion Rings are available in Field Level 47. A pic is on the left.

BTW, a Blue Crew Sandwich is also available that includes Dodger Blue Ice Cream between two fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. It is available at Trolley Treats on the Field Level. Unfortunately, I do not have a pic available.

Returning from the NLDS is the Hot Link Dog that features a Hot Link with BBQ sauce and vinegar slaw. See it on the right. It can only be found at the King’s Hawaiian Grill.

Also returning is the Mac and Cheese Hot Link Burrito. It features a Mac and Cheese Hot Link Burrito with pulled pork and baked beans. See it on the left.

Carne Asada Base Bowl Nachos is also returning and is available in Reserve Sections: 43, 44 & 49. A pic of it is on the right.

"Dodger Wings” Buffalo, featuring wings topped with blue cheese crumbles served with blue cheese dressing will be served at Reserve Section 48. To the left is a photo.

The Meat Lovers Pizza will be available at Lasorda’s Trattoria in the Right field entrance plaza/pavilion, Loge Section 20, and Reserve Section 35. This features a pizza topped with meatball, pepperoni and sausage. A pic is on the right.

A Rib Bundle in a bucket can be found at the King’s Hawaiian Grill in the Left Field Plaza and Reserve Section 48. This is a bucket of Peach BBQ Ribs, Mac Salad and Fries with Kona BBQ sauce. This looks scrumptious. See a photo on the left.

Get a traditional Bratwurst topped with Sauerkraut in Field Section 48; Loge Section 21; and Reserve Section 38. A pic is on the right.

BBQ Chicken Nachos can be purchased at Field Section 48; Loge Section 21; and Reserve Section 38. A pic is on the left.

All Bars will serve the Dodger Sour. It features 1.25oz Jim Beam Bourbon, .25oz fresh Lemon Juice, Sweet & Sour & a cherry in a Hat Shaker. A pic is on the right. Also returning will be the “Bleed Blue” Margarita with , and it'll be available at all Dodger Stadium bars. A pic is on the bottom-right

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Game 3 of 7
Walker Buehler vs. Jhoulys Chacin
Monday, October 15th at Dodger Stadium
Time: 4:39 PM PT
TV: FOX/FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Monday's game starts at 4:39 PM PT.  Auto gates and the stadium gates open at 1:40 PM.

Dodgers batting practice begins at 1:50 PM. Brewers batting practice begins at 2:50 PM.

Pregame ceremonies begin at 4:00 PM. Player Announcements to start at 4:15 PM. The Military Color Guard and flyover will occur at 4:25 PM.

DJ Malski will provide pregame live music will in the Right Field Plaza from 1:40 PM to 4:30 PM. DJ ADM will provide live music in the Left Field Reserve Plaza from 1:40 PM to 4:30 PM.

Gospel singer Keith Williams Jr. will perform the national anthem. Dodger great Andre Ethier will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Silent Auction features autographed memorabilia and is located outside the Vin Scully Press Box.

Below is the starting lineup. Click on any pic to embiggen.



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Game 4 of 7
Rich Hill vs Gio Gonzalez
Tuesday, October 16th at Dodger Stadium
Time: 6:09 PM PT
TV:  FOX/FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020


Tuesday's game starts at 6:09 PM PT.  Auto gates and the stadium gates open at 3:10 PM PT. Dodgers batting practice is at 3:40 PM PT. Brewers batting practice is at 4:30 PM PT. Pregame ceremonies begin at 5:50 PM.

DJ Malski will provide pregame live music will in the Right Field Plaza from 3:10 PM to 6:00 PM. DJ ADM will provide live music in the Left Field Reserve Plaza from 3:10 PM to 6:00 PM.

Pia Toscano, American Idol Season 10 contestant who also happens to be a constant national anthem presence at LA Kings games, will perform the national anthem. Dodger great Shawn Green will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Silent Auction features autographed memorabilia and is located outside the Vin Scully Press Box.



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Game 5 of 7
Clayton Kershaw vs Wade Miley
Wednesday, October 17th at Dodger Stadium
Time: 2:05 PM PT (definitely necessary)
TV: FOX/FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Wednesday's game starts at 2:05 PM PT.  Auto gates and the stadium gates open at 11:05 AM PT.  Dodgers optional batting practice at 11:35 AM. It doesn't appear the Brewers will have batting practice. Pregame ceremonies begin at 1:45 PM.

Kelly Packard will perform the national anthem. Dodger great Reggie Smith will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

DJ Malski will provide pregame live music will in the Right Field Plaza from 3:10 PM to 6:00 PM. DJ ADM will provide live music in the Left Field Reserve Plaza from 3:10 PM to 6:00 PM.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Silent Auction features autographed memorabilia and is located outside the Vin Scully Press Box.


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Game 6 of 7
Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Wade Miley
Friday, October 19th at Miller Park
Time: 7:39 PM CT / 5:39 PM PT (definitely necessary)
TV: FOX/FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

Friday's game starts at 5:39 PM PT and you can watch the game on FOX.

For those attending this game, Miller Park parking lots will open at 4:30 PM CT. Stadium gates open at 5:00 PM CT.

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Game 7 of 7
TBD vs TBD
Saturday, October 20th at Miller Park
Time: 8:09 PM CT / 6:09 PM PT (if necessary)
TV: FOX/FS1, FOX Deportes
Radio: ESPN Radio, AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020


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