Obviously, winning Friday’s wild card game at Atlanta is mandatory to continue.
Because of the compressed schedule with the second wild card being added this year, the Division Series will be played in a one-time-only 2-3 format. The wild card team is the host for games one and two, with the best-record division-winner, Washington, at home for the final three (as needed).
Specific game times are being added to the table below as they are announced.
Note there are two off/travel/rainout days built into the Championship and World Series schedules as well as one day between the series. Further, the World Series home advantage will again be with the National League in 2012 due to their All-Star Game win.
|NL Wild Card (NWC)||STL @ ATL||Fri||Oct. 5||4:07 P.M. (CT)||TBS|
|NLDS Gm 1||WSH @ STL||Sun||Oct. 7||2:07 P.M. (CT)||TBS|
|Gm 2||WSH @ STL||Mon||Oct. 8||3:37 P.M. (CT)||TBS|
|Gm 3||STL @ WSH||Wed||Oct. 10||12:07 P.M. (CT)||MLB Network|
|Gm 4*||STL @ WSH||Thu||Oct. 11||3:07 P.M. (CT)||TBS|
|Gm 5*||STL @ WSH||Fri||Oct. 12||7:37 P.M. (CT)||TBS|
|NLCS Gm 1||STL @ SF||Sun||Oct. 14||7:15 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|Gm 2||STL @ SF||Mon||Oct. 15||7:05 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|Gm 3||SF @ STL||Wed||Oct. 17||3:05 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|Gm 4||SF @ STL||Thu||Oct. 18||7:05 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|Gm 5*||SF @ STL||Fri||Oct. 19||7:05 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|Gm 6*||STL @ SF||Sun||Oct. 21||6:45 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|Gm 7*||STL @ SF||Mon||Oct. 22||7:05 P.M. (CT)||FOX|
|World Series Gm 1||DET @ NLC||Wed||Oct. 24||TBD||FOX|
|Gm 2||DET @ NLC||Thu||Oct. 25||TBD||FOX|
|Gm 3||NLC @ DET||Sat||Oct. 27||TBD||FOX|
|Gm 4||NLC @ DET||Sun||Oct. 28||TBD||FOX|
|Gm 5*||NLC @ DET||Mon||Oct. 29||TBD||FOX|
|Gm 6*||DET @ NLC||Wed||Oct. 31||TBD||FOX|
|Gm 7*||DET @ NLC||Thu||Nov. 1||TBD||FOX|
|* if necessary|