The MLB playoffs 2013 live stream and TV coverage in several of the matchups for Monday, Oct. 7 could see a few teams advance to the championship series with a win. In one of today's NLDS matchups, the surprising wildcard Pittsburgh Pirates own a 2-1 lead against the Cardinals and will try to move on with a win. Meanwhile, St. Louis has their backs against the wall, so this game is "do or die" for the team with the best record in the National League. Today's game will be part of the televised and live streaming MLB playoffs coverage courtesy of TBS and MLB's website.
An ESPN.com report from Monday, Oct. 7 indicates that the Pirates have taken a 2-1 lead at home and can potentially eliminate the Cards from the playoffs with a win today. In Game 3, Andrew McCutchen came up big for his team, reaching base four times, and scoring twice. McCutchen said of his team, and the beliefs surrounding their chances in the postseason:
"We're continuing to surprise a lot of people, I believe. We're continuing to show people that we're not done, that we're not just happy to be in the postseason. We're fighting to win a World Series."
While the Pirates might seem to be in the driver's seat, it's also noted that the Cardinals are 6-1 in elimination games over the past two seasons. They'll be looking for a big win behind young pitcher Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78 ERA) on Monday to bring it back to St. Louis for Game 5, which would decide the series on their home field. They'll also hope for another explosion from their batters, which erupted in Game 1, but was quieted a bit over the past two outings. Slugger Carlos Beltran said with regards to the situation:
"It's a must-win tomorrow for us. Hopefully we can come here tomorrow, take care of business, win and go play the last game at home."
Odds makers are backing the Cards on the road, giving them a small line of -116 at many books. The underdog home team, which will send pitcher Charlie Morton to the mound, is valued anywhere from +106 to -105, depending on the book. Over/under bets are set at 7 1/2 runs at many sports books. Weather reports indicate winds blowing out to left field, with temperatures reaching the mid 50's to low 60's by game time. The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of rain over the course of the day.
Monday's matchup for the NLDS between the Cardinals and Pirates has a start time of 3:07 p.m. EST. Television coverage will be available on TBS for cable and satellite viewers. Live streaming video feed of today's game is available for United States, Canadian and international viewers through special subscription services at MLB.com. See more details here for how to watch online.