The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals Tuesday night in the NL Wild Card Game.
For the first time since its implementation in 2012, the Milwaukee Brewers will play in the Wild Card Game. Their opponent, the Washington Nationals, are looking to win their first playoff “series” in franchise history.
Here’s the important information for tonight’s game.
Wild Card Game Info
Date: October 1, 2019
Start Time: 7:08 pm CT
Location: Nationals Park, Washington DC
Radio Stations: WTMJ (Brewers), WJFK (Nationals)
TV channel: TBS
Live Stream: TBS.com
The Washington Nationals earned home field with a superior record (93-69) over the Milwaukee Brewers (89-73)
Wild Card History
While going on the road and facing Max Scherzer in a hostile environment is a tough task, the history of the Wild Card Game points in favor of the Brewers. Visiting teams are 5-2 in the first seven NL Wild Card Games.
In the season series this year, the Brewers are 4-2 against the Nationals.
Who Are The Announcers?
Bob Uecker will once again have the play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcast along with Jeff Levering and Lane Grindle.
On the Nationals side, Charlie Slowes does the radio play-by-play with Dave Jageler as the color commentator.
What Happens After A Win?
Whichever team wins this game will go on to the NLDS to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had the best record in the National League this year. That’s a best-of-five series for the right to move on to the NLCS.
How Are These Teams Playing?
The Nationals have won their last eight games heading into this Wild Card Game, and it wasn’t a cupcake schedule either. They won their last eight games at home against the Phillies and the Indians, both of whom were still in the playoff hunt when those series’ began.
The Brewers have also been extremely hot, winning 20 of their first 24 games in the month of September, despite losing their best player, Christian Yelich, to a season-ending knee injury during the middle of that stretch. However, they lost the final three games of the season in a rough series against the Colorado Rockies. They’re looking to regain that magic and their winning ways heading into this game.
It’s going to be a wild one for this Wild Card Game tonight. Whoever wins will move on, and whoever loses, will go home and watch the rest of the playoffs on the couch.