2022 National League Division Series
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Teams
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Los Angeles Dodgers (1) Dave Roberts 111–51 (.685), GA: 22
San Diego Padres (1) Bob Melvin 89–73 (.549), GB: 22
DatesOctober 11–16
TelevisionFS1
TV announcersAdam Amin, A. J. Pierzynski and Tom Verducci
RadioESPN
Radio announcersJon Sciambi and Doug Glanville
UmpiresLance Barksdale, Scott Barry, Mark Carlson (crew chief), Tripp Gibson, Chris Segal, John Tumpane
Teams
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Atlanta Braves (1) Brian Snitker 101–61 (.623), GA: 0
Philadelphia Phillies (2) Rob Thomson 87–75 (.537), GB: 14
DatesOctober 11–16
TelevisionFox (Games 1–2)
FS1 (Games 3–5)
TV announcersJoe Davis, John Smoltz and Ken Rosenthal
RadioESPN
Radio announcersKarl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian
UmpiresRyan Blakney, Chad Fairchild, Nic Lentz, Bill Miller (crew chief), David Rackley, Stu Scheurwater
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The 2022 National League Division Series (NLDS) are the two best-of-five playoff series in Major League Baseball (MLB) to determine the participating teams of the 2022 National League Championship Series. These matchups were:

Background

Further information: National League Division Series

Further information: 2022 MLB Postseason

The first two seeds are determined by regular season winning percentages. The final two teams are the winner of the National League Wild Card Series, played between the league's third to sixth seeded teams.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (111–51) clinched the National League West on September 14 and the first seed in the National League on September 25, thus earning them a bye from the National League Wild Card Series and homefield throughout the National League playoff.[1] The Dodgers are making their tenth straight postseason appearance, which is the third longest streak in MLB history.[2] They will play the San Diego Padres (89–73), who clinched a divison series berth by beating the New York Mets. The Padres are making their first division series appearance since 2020 and just their second since 2006. During the regular season, the Dodgers won 14–5 games versus the Padres.[3]

The Atlanta Braves (101–61) clinched the National League East on October 4, the second to last day of the season.[4] The Braves had trailed the New York Mets for virtually the whole season, but eventually overtook them on the last weekend of the season via a three game sweep of New York at Truist Park.[5] The Braves are making their fifth straight postseason appearance and are looking to become the first repeat champions since the 2000 New York Yankees. They will play the Philadelphia Phillies (87–75), who clinched a division series berth by beating the St. Louis Cardinals in two games in the Wild Card Series. The Phillies are making their first division series appearance since 2011. Atlanta went 11–8 during the season series against Philadelphia.[6]

Matchups

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

Series tied, 1–1.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 San Diego Padres – 3, Los Angeles Dodgers – 5 Dodger Stadium 3:21 52,407[7] 
2 October 12 San Diego Padres – 5, Los Angeles Dodgers – 3 Dodger Stadium 3:34 53,122[8] 
3 October 14 Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Petco Park 8:37 pm ET
4 October 15 Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Petco Park 9:37 pm ET
5 October 16dagger San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium 9:07 pm ET -

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia leads the series, 2–1.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 11 Philadelphia Phillies – 7, Atlanta Braves – 6 Truist Park 3:48 42,641[9] 
2 October 12 Philadelphia Phillies – 0, Atlanta Braves – 3 Truist Park 2:48 (2:55 delay) 42,735[10] 
3 October 14 Atlanta Braves – 1, Philadelphia Phillies – 9 Citizens Bank Park 3:16 45,538[11] 
4 October 15 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Citizens Bank Park 2:07 pm ET
5 October 16dagger Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves Truist Park - -

dagger If necessary

Los Angeles vs. San Diego

This is the second postseason meeting between Los Angeles and San Diego, following their 2020 National League Division Series match-up, which was won by Los Angeles in a three-game sweep. During the regular season, the Dodgers finished in first place in the National League West, while the Padres finished 22 games back in second place. This is a continuation of the Dodgers-Padres rivalry, which has heated up in recent years.[12][13][14][15]

Game 1

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6:37 pm (PDT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California 68 °F (20 °C), Mostly Cloudy; rain by the start of the 9th inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
Los Angeles 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 6 0
WP: Julio Urías (1–0)   LP: Mike Clevinger (0–1)   Sv: Chris Martin (1)
Home runs:
SD: Wil Myers (1)
LAD: Trea Turner (1)
Attendance: 52,407
Boxscore

Julio Urías made his first career postseason Game 1 start for the Dodgers against Mike Clevinger of the Padres. Trea Turner homered in the first to give the Dodgers an early lead, which they added to quickly, scoring five runs off Clevinger in 2+23 innings. The Padres came back to score three runs in the fifth inning to tighten the game. It remained scoreless the rest of the way and the Dodgers won the first game, 5–3.[16]

Game 2

Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs in Game 2.
Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs in Game 2.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:38 pm (PDT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California 70 °F (21 °C), Partly cloudy
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 9 0
Los Angeles 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
WP: Yu Darvish (1–0)   LP: Brusdar Graterol (0–1)   Sv: Josh Hader (1)
Home runs:
SD: Jake Cronenworth (1), Manny Machado (1)
LAD: Freddie Freeman (1), Max Muncy (1), Trea Turner (2)
Attendance: 53,122
Boxscore

Game 2 marked Yu Darvish's first postseason start at Dodger Stadium since he started for the Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, which the Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros.[17] Injured Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Clayton Kershaw started for the Dodgers. Manny Machado and Freddie Freeman each hit solo home runs in the first inning. Los Angeles took the lead the next inning on a solo homer by Max Muncy, but the Padres regained it in the third inning, thanks to a Machado double, scoring Ha-Seong Kim, and a Jake Cronenworth ground out, scoring Juan Soto. The game was tied up again in the bottom of the inning, when Trea Turner hit a solo home run. San Diego took the lead again when Jurickson Profar singled to right field off of reliever Brusdar Graterol, scoring Cronenworth and making it 4–3, right after Turner had botched what would have been an inning ending double play. The lead would have been bigger if not for an improbable barehanded play by Graterol to get Wil Myers out at home, thwarting a bunt attempt by Trent Grisham.

The Dodgers were close to scoring many times during the rest of the game, but ultimately they did not capitalize. In the bottom of the sixth, with baserunners on the corners and nobody out, Robert Suarez relieved Darvish and proceeded to strike out Justin Turner, then induced an inning ending double play to keep the Dodgers out of the scoreboard. In the bottom of the seventh, Los Angeles had the bases loaded but scored no runs. In the top of the eighth, Cronenworth hit a home run that made it 5–3 San Diego. Padres closer Josh Hader earned a four-out save, his first in more than two years,[18] as he kept the game scoreless the rest of the way. The Padres won to even up the series at a game apiece, in what was their first win against the Dodgers in the postseason.[19]

Game 3

Friday, October 14, 2022 6:37pm (PDT) at Petco Park in San Diego, California 67 °F (19 °C), Cloudy
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles - - - - - - - - - 0 1 0
San Diego - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0
Starting pitchers:
LAD: Tony Gonsolin (0–0)
SD: Blake Snell (0–0)
Boxscore

Game 4

Saturday, October 15, 2022 6:37pm (PDT) at Petco Park in San Diego, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0
San Diego - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0
Starting pitchers:
LAD: Tyler Anderson (0–0)
SD: TBD
Boxscore

Atlanta vs. Philadelphia

This is the second postseason meeting between Philadelphia and Atlanta, following their 1993 National League Championship Series match-up, which was won by Philadelphia in six games. During the regular season, the Braves finished in first place in the National League East, while the Phillies finished 14 games back in third place.

Game 1

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:07 pm (EDT) at Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia 70 °F (21 °C), Mostly Sunny
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 12 0
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 9 1
WP: Seranthony Domínguez (1–0)   LP: Max Fried (0–1)
Home runs:
PHI: None
ATL: Travis d'Arnaud (1), Matt Olson (1)
Attendance: 42,641
Boxscore

Philadelphia raced to a 7–1 lead in Game 1 and withstood an Atlanta rally for a 7–6 victory. Nick Castellanos was 3-for-5 and drove in three runs for the Phillies in the win.[20]

Game 2

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:30 pm (EDT) at Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia 66 °F (19 °C), Overcast
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3 4 0
WP: Kyle Wright (1–0)   LP: Zack Wheeler (0–1)   Sv: Kenley Jansen (1)
Attendance: 42,735
Boxscore

The first pitch for Game 2 was delayed by 2 hours and 55 minutes due to rain.

Game 3

Friday, October 14, 2022 4:37 pm (EDT) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 69 °F (21 °C), Sunny
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
Philadelphia 0 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 X 9 8 2
WP: Aaron Nola (2–0)   LP: Spencer Strider (0–1)
Home runs:
ATL: None
PHI: Rhys Hoskins (1), Bryce Harper (1)
Attendance: 45,538
Boxscore

Game 4

Saturday, October 15, 2022 2:07 pm (EDT) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 72 °F (22 °C), Mostly Sunny
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0
Philadelphia - - - - - - - - - 0 0 0
Starting pitchers:
ATL: Charlie Morton (0–0)
PHI: TBD
Boxscore

See also

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