The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks are set to meet at American Family Field for the first round of the 2023 MLB playoffs. It will be a best of three game series in the Wild Card Round.
All games played will start at 6:08 PM CT and two legends are scheduled to throw out ceremonial first pitches for the first two games.
Two Milwaukee Brewers legends will throw out ceremonial first pitches during the playoff series against the Arizona Diamondbacks
Wild Card Series Game 1: Bob Uecker will throw out the first pitch
At 89 years old Bob Uecker will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday night as the Brewers and Diamondbacks begin their playoff series. This is his 53rd season calling baseball games. Only Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews has had a longer tenure.
The last time Bob Uecker threw out a first pitch in a playoff game was 2018 when Milwaukee opened up at home against the Colorado Rockies. That game ended in extra innings when Mike Moustakas hit a walk-off single. Milwaukee made a deep postseason run that year, so hopefully they can win a few playoff series for Bob Uecker this year.
Wild Card Series Game 2: Nyjer Morgan (T-Plush) will throw out the first pitch
Milwaukee and Arizona last met in the playoffs 12 years ago when the Brewers defeated the Diamondbacks in Game 5 of the NLDS. Nyjer Morgan (otherwise known as T-Plush) hit the walk-off single that sent the Crew to the NLCS. His history with the Snakes makes a perfect selection to throw out a first pitch.
Coincidentally Nyjer Morgan was recently spotted at loanDepot Park when the Brewers clinched a playoff spot against the Miami Marlins. He now will get to make an appearance in Milwaukee for what should be a sell out crowd.
The Brewers have not announced who would throw out the first pitch if a third game is needed. They have indicated that members of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band are scheduled to play the national anthem for game one and Milwaukee-area recording artist Sarah Saari for game two.
It should be a fun next couple of days at American Family Field and hopefully the Brewer are able to advance into the divisional round of the playoffs. If they are able to do this the NLDS will start in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 7.