The MLB playoffs 2013 live stream and live televised coverage picks up on Thursday, Oct. 3 as the wildcard-winning team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, visits the NL's top team, the St. Louis Cardinals. The series will be a first round, best-of-5, with the winner advancing to play the winner of the other series featuring the Braves and Dodgers. Tonight's game will be part of the televised and live stream MLB playoffs thanks to TBS and MLB's website.
The ESPN.com website reported on Oct. 3 that tonight's starters will be Adam Wainright for the Cardinals and A.J. Burnett for the Pirates. Wainright compiled a record of 19-9 and an ERA of 2.94 over the past season, while Burnett was 10-11 and had an ERA of 3.30. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny praised Wainright, saying he had a "a Cy Young-caliber season." Matheny added they're "not afraid to put him on the mound against anyone."
Neither team has any significant injuries to report heading into Game 1. While the Cardinals are the favorites in this series, and were the top team in all of the National League, don't discount the Pirates. Pittsburgh enters the game with the momentum of having defeated the Cincinnati Reds to get to the first round of the NLDS. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and his team are quite familiar with the Cards, with Hurdle telling the media, "We know them, they know us. There won't be any ball tricks, I hope. No Statue of Liberty plays."
These two teams split a series 1-1 in Pittsburgh, with the middle game postponed back in mid-April. The Pirates then won their next series 2-1 in St. Louis in late April. The teams played yet again from late July to early August, with the Pirates taking that series 4-1 including an extra innings win. In August, the Cardinals took a 3-game series 2-1 including two extra innings games, one of which went 14 innings. With all that said, these two teams could have a compelling series on their hands.
Tonight's Pirates vs. Cardinals Game 1 has a scheduled start time in St. Louis of 5:07 p.m. EST. The game will be televised for cable and satellite TV viewers on TBS. In addition, there is a live streaming MLB postseason TV subscription package fans can buy. This will allow them to watch "alternate angle" video feeds from the games, in addition to other special features. More details are available here at MLB.com website.