Will the Cubs go back to back? The Chicago Cubs face off against the Washington Nationals in the 2017 NLDS. Here’s your complete TV schedule.
Can the Chicago Cubs hold on through the last few games of the playoffs to return to the World Series, or will the Washington Nationals emerge victorious from the 2017 National League Division Series? The Cubs (92-70) and Nationals (97-65) meet for a best of five series to determine which team continues on to the NL Championship Series.
Steven Strasburg (15-4, 2.52 ERA) will take the mound for the Nationals in Game 1. With Max Scherzer presently out with a sore hammy, Strasburg is available to step in and control the first game in the series. Despite being forced to take a break over the summer due to an elbow injury, Strasburg came back hot with a 0.84 ERA in his last 8 games of the season.
The Cubs have RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.03 ERA) slated to start Game 1. Hendricks is 1-1 in 34 career postseason innings. Hendricks, who came in third for the Cy Young Award in 2016, leads an impressive Cubs rotation that has the talent to keep the Nats at bay.
Here is your complete NLDS television schedule:
NLDS Game 1- Friday, October 6: 7:30pm ET, Cubs at Nationals on TBS
NLDS Game 2- Saturday, October 7: 5:30pm ET, Cubs at Nationals on TBS
NLDS Game 3- Monday, October 9: Time TBD, Nationals at Cubs on TBS
NLDS Game 4 (If necessary)- Tuesday, October 10: Time TBD, Nationals at Cubs on TBS
NLDS Game 5 (If necessary)- Thursday, October 12: Time TBD, Cubs at Nationals on TBS
As of this writing, the Nationals have not posted their starting rotation beyond Steven Strasburg in Game 1. The Cubs have Jon Lester (13-8) starting Game 2, Jose Quintana (11-11) in Game 3 and Jake Arrieta (14-10) taking the mound in Game 4.