NLDS Game 3: Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants Pregame and Broadcast Info

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIOctober 9, 2012

Reds look to close out the Giants at home
Reds look to close out the Giants at homeThearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The action of Game 3 of the Giants and Reds National League Divisional series moves to Cincinnati for an early evening start time. The Reds hold a commanding 2-0 series lead as they look to close things out with three games at home if needed. 

Today's telecast is on TBS at 5 p.m. ET, with the pregame show anchored by Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley and David Wells. First pitch will come at about 5:37 p.m. The game action will once again be handled by the team of Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling, Joe Simpson (analysts) with Tom Verducci (reporter)

Here are some quotes from the TBS broadcast crew on the series thus far:


Anderson on the Reds’ running game: “It’s not just the stolen bases that the Reds were very successful at this season. They take extra bases; they are very aggressive at trying to score.”


Darling on San Francisco’s Brandon Belt: “They always talk about power hitters and it takes three or four years for them to find their form. I think Belt, if given time, is going to be one of those guys that is going to be 20-plus home runs.”


The Reds Radio network  anchored by WLW 700AM will have the pregame, game and postgame coverage of the game. WLW will start their extensive pregame coverage at 4 p.m.with the rest of the Reds Network joining in at 5 p.m. 

ESPN 1530AM will start their pregame at 3 p.m. and they will air the national broadcast of the game.   

If you are out of the Cincinnati market and wish to listen to the game, ESPN Radio will offer the national broadcast. You can also download their mobile app for your tablet or smartphone and listen to the game free.

According to the Weather Channel the game time forecast calls for sunny skies and temps in the high 50's.     


*The quotes from the TBS broadcast were provided to me by the Turner Sports PR department via email.