They both took care of the Chicago Cubs in their respective one-game playoff, and now the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies will meet in the best-of-five National League Division Series.
Game 1 is scheduled to start Thursday at 5:07 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
FS1 is one of 85 channels included in the main Fubo bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch the game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it or signed up late.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including FS1. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
FS1 is included in the “Sling Blue” channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
On Sunday, the Rockies finished off the regular season with a 12-0 home win against the Washington Nationals. Monday, they traveled to Los Angeles and fell to the Dodgers, 5-2, in the NL West tiebreaker. Tuesday, because of that loss to L.A., they made their way to Chicago for the NL Wild Card game and ultimately pulled out the thrilling 2-1 victory in 13 innings.
Three days, three games, three different time zones.
Fortunately for the Rockies, there’s no change in time zone this time, as they will remain in CT to take on the Brewers, but one important question still remains: What do they have left?
In Game 1, they’ll hand the ball to 23-year-old Antonio Senzatela. He doesn’t have any postseason experience, and he went just 6-6 on the year with a middling 4.38 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, but more importantly, he enters the series red-hot. In his last three starts, Senzatela compiled a 1.62 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, striking out 13 in 16.2 innings. He’s given up two earned runs or less in seven of his last 10 starts.
“I feel ready,” Senzatela said. “I’m focused on the game, just like any other game.”
The Brewers, who are a bit more rested after winning the NL Central tiebreaker over the Cubs on Monday, will take a different approach when it comes to their start. They’ll open with reliever Brandon Woodruff, use him for a couple of innings, and then move to the bullpen as needed.
“We’re going to use a bunch of guys and are still deciding on the exact order of that scenario,” manager Craig Counsell said. “Everybody is rested.”
Woodruff has been used in this fashion four times this season, including once against the Rockies. He was blown up in that game, giving up nine hits and seven earned over three innings back in May (the Brewers ended up winning that game, 11-10, in extras), but his three other starts have resulted in a 2.82 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 12.2 innings. In his last start, he went four innings against the Phillies in June, allowing just one hit, two walks and one unearned run.