After clinching a seventh consecutive National League West title and setting a franchise record with 106 wins, the Los Angeles Dodgers begin postseason play Thursday against the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the 2019 NL Division Series.
First pitch at Dodger Stadium is set for 5:37 p.m. Parking lots open at 3:10 p.m. and fans can begin entering the stadium 30 minutes later. Pregame programming starts at 5:00 p.m., and it will include American blues and Southern soul singer Charles Jones performing the national anthem.
The first 40,000 fans in attendance for Game 1 will receive either the white or gray version of a Cody Bellinger bobblehead, depending on what is available at their point of entry. The postseason bobblehead marks a first for the organization.
The 2019 NLDS begins with a pitching matchup between Walker Buehler and Patrick Corbin. Neither the Dodgers or Nationals announced who would follow in Games 2 or 3.
For Game 2 on Friday, Dodger Stadium parking gates open at 4:10 p.m., with fans able to gain ticket entry at 4:40 p.m. Pregame programming starts at 6:15 p.m. and features nine-year-old Madison Baez selected to sign the anthem.
In recognition of setting a franchise record in attendance at Dodger Stadium, the club is honoring longtime season-ticket holders throughout the NLDS.
Lorraine Bradley, whose family – including her late father, former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley – has held season tickets since 1958, will throw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1. Friday’s honor goes to Chuck Berney, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a season-ticket member.
The Dodgers encourage fans to arrive early for every postseason game, and to use carpool, a rideshare service or public transportation.
The Dodger Stadium Express will continue to operate during the postseason from both Union Station and the South Bay, with service starting two hours before the game and free for everyone with a game ticket.
Complete 2019 NLDS schedule with available start times and TV information
Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 3, Dodger Stadium, 5:37 p.m. PT (TBS)
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 4, Dodger Stadium, 6:37 p.m. PT (TBS)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 6, Nationals Park, 4:45 p.m. (TBS)
Game 4*: Monday, Oct. 7, Nationals Park (TBS)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 9, Dodger Stadium (TBS)