The Dodgers have announced the roster for the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs which begins tonight at 5PM PST at Wrigley Field. This will be the eleventh NLCS the Dodgers have played in franchise history. The Dodgers have not won a National League championship since 1988 while the Cubs have not won one since 1945.
There are only a few minor changes as the Dodgers will be carrying 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Alex Wood will be the extra pitcher added to the roster as Charlie Culberson and catcher/second baseman Austin Barnes were not placed on the roster. Utility guy Kike Hernandez has been added to the roster as well. Although for the life of me I don’t understand why because he has been awful the entire season. The rest of the roster is the same. Check out the official list of players below.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 15, 2016
Here are the start times and dates for the NLCS that begins tonight. Japanese right hander Kenta Maeda will take the mound for the Dodgers and the Cubs will give the ball to veteran left hander Jon Lester. Games 1 and 2 will be played at Wrigley Field with games 3-5 at Dodger Stadium, then the series will shift back to Wrigley Field for games 6 and 7 if necessary. All games will be televised on FS1.
NLCS dates and start times
|Gm 1||Oct. 15||8 p.m.||LAD @ CHC||FS1|
|Gm 2||Oct. 16||8 p.m.||LAD @ CHC||FS1|
|Gm 3||Oct. 18||8 p.m.||CHC @ LAD||FS1|
|Gm 4||Oct. 19||8 p.m.||CHC @ LAD||FS1|
|*Gm 5||Oct. 20||8 p.m.||CHC @ LAD||FS1|
|*Gm 6||Oct. 22||TBD||LAD @ CHC||FS1|
|*Gm 7||Oct. 23||TBD||LAD @ CHC||FS1|
* If necessary | All times listed ET