Major League Baseball just released the game times for the remainder of the division series. Here are your Thursday and Friday game times. Assume all of the “if necessaries” as applicable:
- NLDS Game 5, SF @ CIN: 1:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
- NLDS Game 4, STL @ WSH: 4:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
- ALDS Game 4, BAL @ NYY: 7:37 p.m. (ET) TBS
- ALDS Game 5, DET @ OAK: 9:37 p.m. (ET) TNT
- ALDS Game 5, BAL @ NYY: 5:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
- NLDS Game 5, STL @ WSH: 8:37 p.m. (ET) TBS
Notes: On Thursday, the Giants-Reds, Cardinals-Nats and Orioles-Yankees games each shift to one hour later if the Tigers-A’s series ends before then. Also, the Orioles-Yankees game on Friday shifts to 7:07 PM on TBS if the Cards-Nats series ends on Thursday.
Word on the street was that the Nats-Cards games were going to be played at 3AM Eastern so as to not interfere with any Nats fans who have to work, but the ideas was discarded after much passionate debate.
Marlins Park has been around since 2012, but coming into Thursday’s action, the ballpark hadn’t seen any player rob a home run. Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson changed that in Thursday night’s series finale in Miami.
Christian Yelich smoked a 1-2 slider that Edinson Volquez left up in the zone, hitting what looked like a solo home run to straightaway center field. Dyson gave chase, timed his leap, and snagged the ball in spectacular fashion to save a run on Volquez’s behalf.
The Statcast numbers are pretty impressive:
Indeed, Dyson’s snag is the first home run robbery at Marlins Park, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The Mets are concerned with starter Jacob deGrom and are considering pushing back his next start, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports. The club thinks the right-hander is fatigued.
deGrom, 28, has had another strong season, currently standing with a 2.96 ERA and a 137/32 K/BB ratio in 143 innings. However, he’s battled command issues in his last two starts. Against the Giants and Cardinals, he gave up a combined 13 earned runs on 25 hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in nine and two-thirds innings.
The Mets are already without Steven Matz, Zach Wheeler, Matt Harvey, and Jon Niese. deGrom’s recent bout is just the latest in what has been a season-long starting pitching struggle for the club. Nevertheless, only the Cubs (2.85) and Nationals (3.57) have posted a better aggregate starting pitching ERA than the Mets’ 3.66.