The MLB playoffs 2013 live stream and televised coverage of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) brings Game 4 on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as one team looks to gain a 3-1 series lead, and the other looks to even things up. It will be the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the St. Louis Cardinals, in another "must-win" type game for LA. The latest MLB playoffs live stream and TV game comes via TBS and MLB's website for viewers.
According to the LA Times on Oct. 15, Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to get the start for the Dodgers in tonight's Game 4. Of course that could change, as previously, the Dodgers went with Clayton Kershaw on 3 days' rest, instead of Nolasco in his spot, for the division series against the Braves. There's a chance Zack Greinke could start Game 4, which would put Kershaw back in the rotation for Game 5, once again on three days' rest. Nolasco's last start was back on Sept. 25, and he told the media:
“Until somebody tells me otherwise, I'm focused on going out there and pitching tomorrow. Those things are out of my control. I'm only concentrating on the things I can control.”
Having a veteran ace pitcher on the mound in this series hasn't been the difference maker yet, as last night Adam Wainright took the 3-0 loss, while Hyun-Jin Ryu got the win, his first of the postseason. Ryu pitched seven innings in which he held the Cardinals to 3 hits and no runs. Meanwhile, the Dodogers' hitters finally ended their drought at the plate, with Yasiel Puig hitting a huge triple, Adrian Gonzalez hitting an RBI double, and Hanely Ramirez adding a "run-scoring hit."
The loss by Wainright was hist first of the postseason, as he's now 2-1 overall in the 2013 playoffs. More importantly, it gave the Dodgers a win, and put them right back into the series, with the chance of tying things up on Tuesday. They'll look to get momentum back with more big hitting from their lineup in this game in front of the hometown fans.
The Cardinals have Lance Lynn scheduled to make the pitching start for them in Game 4. The right hander was 15-10 over the course of the 2013 regular season, with nearly 200 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.97. The 30-year-old Nolasco was 13-11 this past season for the Dogers including 165 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.70. Will the less-experienced pitcher triumph on the mound with Lance Lynn, or will Nolasco or Greinke end up gaining the edge?
Tonight's odds favor the Dodgers at home tonight, with lines reaching as high as -132 via the William Hill sports book, and -135 at SportsBook.com. The underdogs Cardinals are priced at +125 for Sportsbook.com, and about +120 at most other books. The over/under is set to 7 runs for the game, while weather reports indicate clear skies and a game temperature in the low 80's tonight.
Tonight's Game 4 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Dodgers has a start time of 8 p.m. EST. TBS will carry televised coverage of the game for cable and satellite viewers. In addition, there is the MLB Postseason TV subscription service available where fans can watch the remaining NLCS games live streaming online. See more details here about how to watch online tonight, and for the rest of the series.