The MLB playoffs 2009 schedule has just one more slot to fill. After tomorrow, the MLB playoffs 2009 schedule will be set to go with all eight teams. It is already set that the MLB playoffs 2009 schedule will begin where last year’s playoffs ended, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles and New York will also be jumping points for the 2009 baseball playoffs – and where it goes from there is uncertain.
The MLB playoffs 2009 schedule is completely set for the National League first round. According to MLB.com, the first game of the 2009 playoffs is Game 1 of the Rockies-Phillies series, on Wednesday at 2:37 p.m. est. The defending world champions begin the 2009 MLB playoffs with much uncertainty, while the Rockies look to repeat their miracle 2007 run – which also began at Philadelphia.
On Wednesday night, the Dodgers try to recover from a poor September against the dangerous Cardinals. The Dodgers have the NL’s top seed, but are limping in, whereas the Cardinals come in with Albert Pujois, Matt Holiday and a feared starting rotation.
In both National League Division Series, Games 1 and 2 are on Wednesday and Thursday, with Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and Sunday, and a possible Game 5 next Tuesday. But the MLB playoffs 2009 schedule isn’t set for the American League – and not just because there’s still one slot open.
The Tigers and Twins face off in a one-game AL Central playoff tomorrow, and the winner has to jump right into the fire to play the Yankees next. The Yankees still haven’t decided when to start their series yet, as they could play Game 1 on Wednesday or Thursday.
If the Yankees play on Wednesday, the Red Sox and Angels series will start in Los Angeles on Thursday – with the dates reversed if the Yankees play on Thursday. Whichever series starts on Wednesday, Game 1 will begin at 6:07 p.m. est.
Either way, both American League Division Series will have Game 2 on Friday, Game 3 on Sunday, and possible Games 4 and 5 on Monday and next Wednesday. Once the Twins and Tigers finish up, and once the Yankees decide when they want to start, the entire MLB playoff schedule for round 1 will be set.
Beyond that, the two League Championship Series are set to start on October 15 for the National League, and October 16 for the American League. The World Series will begin on October 28, and possibly go on into November.
The MLB playoffs 2009 schedule is going to be very long, and largely unpredictable. The Yankees go in as a favorite, despite not winning a World Series in nine years. Pretty much every other challenger has the potential to win it all, or get brought down by debilitating weaknesses. The schedule is favorable for any team to move out of the divisional round, if they are at their best – whether that’s a sign of strength or parity will be determined in the weeks ahead.
But the road to the World Series finally begins in earnest on Wednesday, with the Phillies-Rockies at 2:37 p.m, one of the American League series at 6:07 p.m., and the Dodgers-Cardinals at 9:37 p.m. All first round games are on TBS, with FOX in wait to broadcast the ALCS and the World Series.
MLB.com- “2009 MLB postseason schedule” mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/ps.jsp
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