Today MLB announced the divisional series matchups dates and times for the first two games of every series. All Divisional Series games will open on Tuesday, October 11.
The Mariners-Astros series has once again drawn the early time slot for the AL, with Cleveland and New York being granted prime time. Because fairness.
SEA at HOU:
Game 1: Tuesday, October 11, 12:05 PT, TBS
(if the Padres win over the Mets tonight, that time flexes to 12:37 PM)
Game 2: Thursday, October 13, 12:37 PT, TBS
(this remains the same no matter which team wins between the Mets-Padres)
HOU at SEA:
Game 3: Saturday, October 15, time TBA, TBS
(If necessary) Game 4: Sunday, October 16, time TBA, TBS
If there is a Game 5, it will return to Houston, with no off-day, on Monday the 17th (also broadcast on TBS, time TBA).
These times are obviously laughably inconvenient for any person who attends school or works a traditional 9-5, as MLB continues to practice the Highlander Principle of broadcasting playoff games. Just put them at the regular times, Rob, people will still watch. If a little thing like “daily life” is getting in your way of watching these games, fret not; your pals at Lookout Landing will have recaps of all the games and as much info as we can cram into these electronic pages. We recognize this is a poor substitute for actually getting to watch the game in real time, but all the more reason to rally en masse down at T-Mobile Park on Saturday (hey, maybe they could open up Lumen Field for an overflow watch party—bet if everyone yelled loudly enough, they could hear it next door at T-Mobile).
We’ll update this article as the times for everything get clarified.