LOS ANGELES -- Game 2 of the National League Championship Series will be played at 1:07 p.m. PT Friday at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was surprised and irked by that.
Former Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey, shortstop Bill Russell and third baseman Ron Cey threw out ceremonial first pitches for Game 1 at Dodger Stadium on Thursday evening. Phillies coach Davey Lopes, who was the second baseman in that celebrated infield that played together in four World Series, declined an invitation to join them in the ceremony. Lopes said he just wasn't comfortable with the idea. The possibility of freezing rain threatens Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday in New York. Los Angeles? Forecast calls for sunshine and 80 degrees at game time. The forecast for Philadelphia, however, calls for possible rain Sunday and Monday for Games 3 and 4 of the Dodgers-Phillies series. Former Phillies Mike Lieberthal and Tadahito Iguchi were in attendance for Game 1. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw set an LCS record with three wild pitches in the fifth inning. That also tied a record for wild pitches in an LCS game, set by Tommy John of the Angels in Game 4 of the 1982 ALCS and again by Juan Guzman of the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the 1993 ALCS.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.