The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to the playoffs for the 10th straight season
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be in the playoffs once again as they won the NL West for the ninth time in ten seasons going back to 2013. They also have the best record in MLB.
As such, they will not have to play in the National League Wild Card series as they will receive a bye in the new playoff structure and will be the no. 1 seed in the NLDS.
Dodgers playoff schedule
Since the Dodgers have the aforementioned bye in the Wild Card round, they will play their first playoff game on Tuesday Oct. 11, which means the Dodgers will have a five-day layoff between their final regular season game and their first postseason game.
Due to the lockout to start the season, the regular season schedule was altered slightly to accommodate all 162 games and the postseason is no different.
If the Dodgers play in all five games of the NLDS, they will play on Oct. 11, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, Oct. 15, and Oct. 16. It will still follow the 2-2-1 format but there will be no travel day between Games 4 and 5, as there was in previous years.
If the Dodgers reach the NLCS, they would start play on Oct. 18 through Oct. 25, if they play all seven games. They would have a travel day between Games 2 and 3 but not between Games 5 and 6, unlike previous years.
If the Dodgers make it to the World Series, the regular 2-3-2 schedule will stay the same and the travel days would as well (after Game 2 and after Game 5). The World Series starts on October 28 and would end no later than November 5.
How to watch the Dodgers on TV
For the NLDS, the Dodgers will be on FOX or FS1 for all of their games. For the NLCS (if the Dodgers make it), they will also be on FOX or FS1. If the Dodgers make it to the World Series, then all of the games will be on FOX.
How to live stream Dodgers playoff games
For Dodgers fans in North America, MLB.TV will not be available as a live option for watching the games. However, you can sign up for a free trial with fuboTV and watch Dodgers playoff games there.