Though the times haven’t been made official nor whoever the Phillies will be playing in the first round, the NLDS schedule will was put out. It is believed the Phils will be getting the afternoon games for the entire NLDS and a confirmation will be made most likely once the season is over.
Here are the days Philadelphia will be playing their best-of-five series:
Game 1: Wedneday, Oct. 6
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 8
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 10
Game 4: Monday, Oct. 11*
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 13*
Now for a more important playoff schedule in the minds of fans, Charlie Manuel is not tipping his hand on who will be the starters for the first three games. But like a lot of people, David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer has an “educated guess.”
Most likely, Roy Halladay will go in game one and Roy Oswalt in the second. The reason this is believed is because both pitchers are not set to start for the remainder of the season and Manuel may give Hamels a short start on either Saturday or Sunday to keep the left-hander fresh.
As for opponent, it could either be Cincinnati if Atlanta wins the wild card or it could be either San Francisco or San Diego depending on who wins the West and if either can upseat the Braves from their 1.5-game lead on the wild card.