TBS to be Exclusive Home of the National League Throughout 2017 MLB Postseason, Beginning with NL Wild Card Game, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET

MLB on TBS
Monday, October 2, 2017
MLB on TBS
2017 MLB POSTSEASON ON TBS

TBS to be Exclusive Home of the National League Throughout
2017 MLB Postseason, Beginning with NL Wild Card Game,
Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET

TBS will be the exclusive home of the National League throughout the 2017 MLB Postseason, beginning with National League Wild Card Coverage on TBS Presented by Hankook Tire - Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET. The Rockies and their high-powered offense featuring Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon will visit the Diamondbacks with ace Zack Greinke and MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt, with the winner moving on to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sports Emmy Award winning commentator Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) will be joined by veteran MLB on TBS analyst Ron Darling and reporter Sam Ryan to call the NL Wild Card Game.

The MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS will begin the network's postseason coverage at 7 p.m., featuring Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield and 2007 NL MVP Jimmy Rollins joining host Casey Stern. The studio team will also offer postgame analysis on The MLB Postseason Show on TBS presented by the Lincoln Motor Company.

The network's upcoming postseason schedule and production notes follow.

U P C O M I N G   G A M E S
Upcoming Games
 
N L D S   &   N L C S   N O T E S
 
The network's exclusive coverage of the National League Division Series (NLDS) presented by T-Mobile will begin Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. with the MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS ahead of Game 1 of both of the NLDS.
At 7:30 p.m., National League division champions will meet in a matchup featuring the two most recent NL Most Valuable Players - Chicago Cubs and 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant vs. Washington Nationals and 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper. Johnson will be joined by Darling and reporter Ryan to call the Cubs/Nationals series.
In Friday's second game on TBS, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw will face the winner of the NL Wild Card Game at 10:30 p.m. Brian Anderson will call play-by-play for the Dodgers' series alongside analysts Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson, with reporter Lauren Shehadi.
TBS will also exclusively televise the National League Championship Series (NLCS) presented by Camping World, beginning Saturday, Oct. 14, with Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
The NLCS will be called by Anderson and Darling, with Ryan. Due to the earlier and overlapping start of the NBA season, Johnson will be hosting TNT's Inside the NBA studio coverage during the NLCS.
 
P R O D U C T I O N   N O T E S
 
For the first time, TBS's NLCS coverage will bring fans even closer to the sounds of the game through the use of microphones embedded into the grass on the playing field. Four RF microphones will be located in front of home plate, one each in front of, and behind, the pitcher's mound and one each in the grass behind the second baseman and shortstop.
MLB on TBS studio features throughout the postseason will include interviews with some of the National League's biggest stars, including a conversation between two of the game's all-time great pitchers, Kershaw and Martinez, a look into the day in the life of a manager with the NL East Champion Washington Nationals' Dusty Baker, and Goldschmidt and Arenado chatting with Darling about their exciting young teams.
Studio demonstrations will also include Sheffield giving a breakdown of generating launch angle in the batting cage.
 
L I V E   S T R E A M I N G
 
Live streaming coverage of all MLB Postseason games airing on TBS will be available via www.tbs.com and the Watch TBS app.
Fans will be able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.
Additionally, all MLB on TBS Postseason game telecasts will be available in Spanish via SAP.
All NL Postseason game telecasts will also be available in Spanish on the CNN en Español channel.
 
N L   P O S T S E A S O N   S C H E D U L E
 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

7 p.m. ET - MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS
Casey Stern (host), Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield & Jimmy Rollins (analysts)

8 p.m. - NL Wild Card Game: Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling (analyst) & Sam Ryan (reporter)

Postgame - The Postseason Show on TBS presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

Friday, Oct. 6

7 p.m. - MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

7:30 p.m. - NLDS: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (Game 1)
Johnson, Darling & Ryan

10:30 p.m. ET - NLDS: NL Wild Card Winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 1)
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dennis Eckersley, Joe Simpson (analysts) & Lauren Shehadi (reporter)

Postgame - The Postseason Show on TBS presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

Saturday, Oct. 7

4:30 p.m. - MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

5:30 p.m. - NLDS: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (Game 2)
Johnson, Darling & Ryan

9 p.m. - NLDS: NL Wild Card Winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 2)
Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson & Shehadi

Postgame - The Postseason Show on TBS presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

Monday, Oct. 9

TBD - MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

TBD - NLDS: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (Game 3)
Johnson, Darling & Ryan

TBD - NLDS: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. NL Wild Card Winner (Game 3)
Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson & Shehadi

Postgame - The Postseason Show on TBS presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

Tuesday, Oct. 10

TBD - MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

TBD - NLDS: Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (Game 4, if necessary)
Johnson, Darling & Ryan

TBD - NLDS: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. NL Wild Card Winner (Game 4, if necessary)
Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson & Shehadi

Postgame - The Postseason Show on TBS presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

Thursday, Oct. 12

TBD - MLB Postseason Pre-Game Show on TBS
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

TBD - NLDS: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (Game 5, if necessary)
Johnson, Darling & Ryan

TBD - NLDS: NL Wild Card Winner vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Game 5, if necessary)
Anderson, Eckersley, Simpson & Shehadi

Postgame - The Postseason Show on TBS presented by The Lincoln Motor Company
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

 
P O S T S E A S O N . T V
 
In addition to its exclusive live game telecasts on TBS and live simulcast streaming on TBS.com and the Watch TBS app, Turner Sports and MLB Advanced Media will once again partner to provide fans with digital companion coverage via Postseason.TV.
Postseason.TV delivers baseball fans up to 10 live alternative camera angles and is available for every game televised by TBS during the MLB Postseason including the NL Wild Card game, NLDS and NLCS.
Subscribers can customize their viewing experience by picking up to four different cameras simultaneously during live game action.
Fans can also exclusively watch live coverage of their team’s batting practice before each postseason game.
Postseason.TV is accessible via desktop and mobile through MLB.com's At Bat 17 app for supported iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
 
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