The 2010 MLB playoff schedule begins Wednesday with three games. The 2010 MLB playoff schedule took until Sunday to set in stone, as we didn’t know who would win the American League East, the National League West, or either Wild Card. Now all eight teams are set in stone, and the two 2010 American League Division Series start on Wednesday, with the two 2010 National League Division Series split between Wednesday and Thursday.
The first series in the 2010 MLB playoff schedule will be Texas vs. Tampa Bay, which will open in Tampa Bay on Wednesday afternoon. That game will begin at 10:37 a.m. PST (1:37 p.m. EST), and gives an interesting feel to an opening series. It does come off as a bit odd that they would schedule the first playoff series during the afternoon in Tampa Bay, especially with a location that hasn’t been able to sell out games in the pennant race. Hopefully, now that Tampa Bay won the American League East, the fans will turn out to see their team.
The second series to get started on Wednesday will be Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia, with a start time of 2:07 p.m. PST (5:07 p.m. EST). That series will take place in Philadelphia, who has clinched home field advantage throughout the entire postseason. These are the two division winners from the North and East, and it will be very interesting to see which offense is able to prevail.
Wednesday night finishes with the opening game of the New York vs. Minnesota series at Target Field. That game has the first pitch scheduled for 5:37 p.m. PST (8:37 p.m. EST), and will bring an end to what could be a very exciting day of baseball on Wednesday, October 6. The New York Yankees come into the postseason as the Wild Card team, so Minnesota will have the home field advantage to start things off.
The final 2010 MLB playoff series will be Atlanta vs. San Francisco, which starts on Thursday, October 7 at 6:37 p.m. PST (9:37 p.m. EST). The Atlanta Braves won the National League Wild Card, while the San Francisco Giants won the National League West on the last day of the season. San Francisco brings their great pitching staff into this showdown, and they could be a very intriguing storyline to pay attention to this postseason.
All of the first round to the 2010 MLB playoff schedule will be broadcast on TBS, and there are games scheduled for every night of the week until the conclusions. In the American League it is Tampa Bay that has home field advantage, while in the National League it is Philadelphia. The National League will also be hosting the 2010 World Series after winning the 2010 All Star game.