The times are set for the NLDS games #1 and #2, and the Nationals are requesting that all fans come dressed in red. Game #1 has first pitch scheduled for 5:38PM and Game #2 has first pitch scheduled for 4:08PM. Did MLB consider the weather patterns when they set Saturday’s game for the late afternoon?
Game 1: Friday at 5:30 pm ET
Game 2: Saturday at 4:00 pm ET#RedAllOver: All. Week. Long. https://t.co/spQ6eznfhX pic.twitter.com/jvYOioRPu3
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 3, 2016
In other important news, Valerie Camillo, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer, has confirmed that the towels handed out during Game 1 of the NLDS will not be white surrender towels like they did in 2014.
Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez are among the Nationals who have a chance at redemption for their 2016 seasons if they can come through for the Nats in a big way in the post-season.
“Nothing matters for the season anymore,” Bryce Harper said. “That’s how it is. That’s how the postseason works. It doesn’t matter what you did during the season, what your numbers were or how you did. It doesn’t matter if you had 20 wins or if you had five, or if you hit .220 or hit .350. The postseason is a different animal. It’s a different place. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of and I’m looking forward to getting back into it.”
Game 1 and 2 will be televised on Fox Sports1. Game 3 will be on MLB Network on Monday with no black-out and will be available to most satellite and cable/FIOS providers even if MLB Network is not in your package. MLB Network will offer continuous coverage even during commerical breaks as well as their Pitchtrack which will be visible during every pitch, and they will be using a technology they call Shiftrax which will be used for defensive alignments.
Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, October 10