Let’s go over the baseball fare on TV this Memorial Day weekend. Plenty of games to see as well.
Starting with Fox and again, Joe Buck is back on the case as he’ll call the Cardinals-Cubs game from Wrigley Field. This makes six games out of possible eight that Buck will have worked. We’re keeping track this season. Here’s the Fox press release.
FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTESCardinals/Cubs Renew Rivalry on FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEKRosenthal: Questions Prevent Cardinals From Being Dominant Force In NL CentralMIDWEST BATTLE ROYALE IN
– The FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week returns to afternoon coverage this Saturday, May 29 at 4:00 PM ET with three exciting matchups. One of baseball’s greatest rivalries is renewed when Derek Lee and the Cubs host Albert Pujols and the NL Central leading Cardinals at Wrigley. In CHICAGO , two division leaders face off when Vladimir Guerrero and the Rangers visit Joe Mauer and the Twins at new Target Field. Also, out west the Angels host the Mariners. This week, the pregame show originates live from Angel Stadium in Minneapolis with host Anaheim, CA Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins the game crew including Kenny Albert and Eric Karros as a field reporter.For instant updates throughout the week and during games from the entire MLB on FOX crew, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MLBONFOX. Fans can gain more access to exclusive FOX Sports content by logging on to www.facebook.com/foxsports and www.myspace.com/foxsports.ROSENTHAL: QUESTIONS PREVENT CARDINALS FROM BEING DOMINANT FORCE IN NL CENTRAL — “What makes the NL Central so interesting is that the Cardinals were supposed to dominate the division, but to this point that hasn’t happened and I don’t see how they will,” MLB on FOX Insider Ken Rosenthaloffered. “For starters, there are some real questions with their offense. Holliday and Pujols have yet to get hot at the same time. Pujols, in particular, has been un-Albert-like of late. Beyond all that, they now face the potential loss of Kyle Lohse. Brad Penny also is hurt, but it’s still not clear how much time he’ll miss. Regardless, there are some pitching issues surfacing that weren’t there before. Are the Cardinals still the best team in the division? Yes, but to this point has been a surprise and the Cubs finally are playing better. It looks like the NL Central will be a real race this season.” Cincinnati St. LouisCardinals at Cubs, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver & Chicago Ken Rosenthal, going to77% of USA
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Chicago, ILMARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm BeachProbable Pitchers: TBA vs. Carlos Silva, RHP (6-0, 3.52 ERA) TexasRangers at Twins, Josh Lewin & Mark Grace, going to 12% of USA MinnesotaTarget Field – Minneapolis, MNMARKETS INCLUDE: Austin, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Myers, Minneapolis, OklahomaCity, San AntonioProbable Pitchers: C.J. Wilson, LHP (3-2, 3.07 ERA) vs. Carl Pavano, RHP (4-5, 4.17 ERA) SeattleMariners at Angels, Kenny Albert & Eric Karros, going to 10% of USA Los AngelesAngel Stadium – Anaheim, CAMARKETS INCLUDE: Los Angeles, Portland, SeattleProbable Pitchers: Ian Snell, RHP (0-3, 4.32 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver, RHP (4-2, 3.36 ERA)
MLB Network will carry games on Saturday and again on Memorial Day. We have the games it’ll air this weekend.
May 29 8:00 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado7:00 p.m. New York Mets at Milwaukee (Only in LA & Denver markets)May 31 4:00 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco9:00 p.m. Arizona at Los Angeles Dodgers
10:00 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle (Only in Arizona & LA markets)
“Sunday MLB on TBS” Continues on Memorial Day Weekend with Cardinals @ Cubs“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on May 23 with a National League Central match-up featuring Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals visiting Derrek Lee and the Chicago Cubs at 2:15 p.m. (ET). Adam Wainwright is scheduled to start for the Cardinals against the Cubs’ probable starter Ryan Dempster. Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Buck Martinez (analyst) will call the action.“Sunday MLB on TBS” includes match-ups on TBS every Sunday afternoon throughout the regular season. The network will also exclusively televise the MLB All-Star Selection Show on Sunday, July 4. Additionally, beginning in October TBS will once again provide exclusive coverage of the Division Series and the American League Championship Series (ALCS).TBS has broadcast MLB coverage for more than 30 years serving as the exclusive home of the MLB Division Series (DS) and one League Championship Series (LCS) since 2007 and home of Atlanta Braves coverage from 1977 to 2007.
SUNDAY MLB ON TBS SCHEDULE:Sun., May 302:15 p.m.
St. LouisCardinals @ Cubs ChicagoAnnouncers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Buck Martinez (analyst)SUNDAY MLB ON TBS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Sun., June 61 p.m.
Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays New YorkAnnouncers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Dennis Eckersley (analyst)Sun., June 131:30 p.m. Phillies @ Boston Red Sox PhiladelphiaAnnouncers: Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Buck Martinez (analyst)
And here’s a quick blurb from ESPN on its Sunday Night Baseball matchup and a mention on its special game on Tuesday.
Twins Host Rangers on Sunday Night Baseball
The Minnesota Twins will host the Texas Rangers at new Target Field as part of Sunday Night Baseball May 30 at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 (Sunday Night Baseball moves to ESPN if Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals is not necessary). Twins/Rangers will also be available via ESPN Radio (Jon Sciambi and Dave Campbell), ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV.ESPN will also televise Philadelphia at Atlanta on Tuesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. The game will be a full national telecast.