While the last spot in the Arizona Rookie League playoffs won’t be decided until tonight’s games the schedule is pretty clear for this week’s league playoffs and Championship game.
The last spot will go to either the Angels who have a one game lead over the Diamondbacks and can win outright with a win tonight against the Athletics (at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 7 PM) or if both teams lose. The Diamondbacks host the Cubs at Salt River fields, also at 7 PM this evening.
So here is the schedule for the playoffs: ETA The games on Friday have been changed to 12 noon starts because of the threat of rain on Friday night. Saturday and Sunday games may also be changed so please check here or at the stadiums.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
Indians @ Rangers, 12 noon at Surprise Stadium
Padres @ Angels, 12 noon at Tempe Diablo Stadium
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Giants host game at 7 PM in Scottsdale Stadium
Dodgers host game at 7 PM at Dodgers practice field at Camelback Ranch
The matchups are based on total W/L record for the season, so if Indians win Friday they would play the Giants. If the Rangers win, they would play the Dodgers. The winner of the second game on Friday would take the opposite opponent/field
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
The League Championship game will be at 7 PM on the field of the winner of Saturday’s game with the highest winning percentage. That would be the Giants if they win on Saturday or the Dodgers if they win and the Giants lose.
Attendance for ALL games is FREE. Concession stands are unlikely to be available in most venues so fans are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages and food to enjoy during the games.