Before the season began, few would have picked either the Brewers or Diamondbacks to reach the postseason. On Oct. 3, they begin one of the most intriguing wild-card series against one another.
The Brewers have continued their run of outstanding pitching from top to bottom. Few teams can match a rotation trio with the upside of Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta and Brandon Woodruff, then have the luxury of a pipeline that has relievers like Joel Payamps and Hoby Milner heading down to ace closer Devin Williams.
That pitching staff will be matched up against an Arizona lineup with few holes in it, anchored by dynamic rookie Corbin Carroll, who hit .285 with 25 home runs and 54 stolen bases en route to an all-but-guaranteed NL Rookie of the Year honor.
While the bats are the strong suit for the Diamondbacks and the arms for the Brewers, both have their own standout talents on the other side of the field. Arizona boasts 2023 Cy Young contender Zac Gallen as the ace, while the Brewers have an impressive trio of bats in William Contreras, Christian Yelich and Willy Adames.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Brewers vs. Diamondbacks in the National League wild card round.
Brewers vs. Diamondbacks schedule
The Brewers and Diamondbacks will play a best-of-three series in Milwaukee.
|Date||Game||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Result|
|Oct. 3||Diamondbacks at Brewers||7:08 p.m.||ESPN2||—|
|Oct. 4||Diamondbacks at Brewers||7:08 p.m.||ESPN2||—|
|Oct. 5||Diamondbacks at Brewers*||7:08 p.m.||ESPN2||—|
* – if necessary
How to watch 2023 MLB playoff games
The entire 2023 MLB wild-card round will be carried by ESPN. The remainder of the postseason will be carried by TBS and the Fox family of networks.
The National League side of the playoffs will be carried exclusively by TBS, while the American League playoff games will be carried by either Fox or FS1. Each World Series game will be broadcast on Fox.
Brewers vs. Diamondbacks live streams
With their games appearing on ESPN, Brewers vs. Diamondbacks can be watched on either ESPN+ or with Fubo, which offers a free trial.
Brewers vs. Diamondbacks odds
According to BetMGM, the Brewers are -200 favorites to win the wild-card series, while the Diamondbacks are at +200.
Source : ESPN.com