Let’s review the games you’ll be seeing on national TV this weekend. Fox is covering two games and with Joe Buck on NFL duty on Sunday, it means you don’t have him nor Tim McCarver on MLB this Saturday. He didn’t work last weekend either which means he’s done 13 out of a possible 21 regular season games for Fox. Here are the games from Fox.
FOX SPORTS NOTES, QUOTES & ANECDOTES
MLB Action This Weekend on FOX
MLB ON FOX HEADS TO THE WILD, WILD WEST – Week 21 of the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK schedule commences on Saturday, August 28 (4:00 PM ET) with two highly-competitive matchups. The Phillies, still in hot-pursuit of the Braves, face a tough test when they travel west to take on the NL West-leading Padres.
possesses both the NL’s best record and baseballs most dominant best pitching staff. In San Diego , Joe Mauer, teams with RBI leader Delmon Young and the Twins to take on the Mariners. This week, the pregame show originates live from Safeco Field in Seattle with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins analyst Mark Grace in the booth. SeattleFor 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. PhiladelphiaPhillies at Padres, Josh Lewin, Eric Karros & San Diego Ken Rosenthal, going to76% of USA PETCO Park– San Diego, CAMARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm BeachProbable Pitchers: Joe Blanton, RHP (5-6, 5.32 ERA) vs. Jon Garland, RHP (13-8, 3.25 ERA) Twins at Seattle Mariners, Chris Rose & Mark Grace, going to 24% of USA MinnesotaSafeco Field – Seattle, WAMARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, KansasCity, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Portland, SeattleProbable Pitchers: Nick Blackburn, RHP (7-8, 6.49 ERA) vs. Doug Fister, RHP (4-9, 3.87 ERA)
MLB Network has covers the American League East race on Saturday.
August 28 – 7:00 p.m., Boston at Tampa Bay
August 28 – 7:00 p.m., New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox [In select markets]
“Sunday MLB on TBS” to Feature an American League Match-up Between the
Yankees @ Chicago White Sox New York“Sunday MLB on TBS” continues on August 29 with two American League contenders facing off as Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees visit Paul Konerko and the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field at 2 p.m. (ET). Ivan Nova is scheduled to start for the Yankees against the White Sox probable starter Gavin Floyd. Ernie Johnson will call play-by-play alongside analyst Ron Darling.“Sunday MLB on TBS” includes match-ups on TBS every Sunday afternoon throughout the regular season. The network will also begin providing exclusive coverage of the Division Series and the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in October 2010.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:Sunday, Aug. 292 p.m. New YorkYankees @ White Sox ChicagoAnnouncers: Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)
SUNDAY MLB ON TBS UPCOMING SCHEDULE:Sunday, Sept. 51:30 p.m.
White Sox @ Boston Red Sox ChicagoAnnouncers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling (analyst) and John Smoltz (analyst)
ESPN also focuses on the AL East on Sunday night.
Tampa Bay Hosts Boston on Sunday Night Baseball
The Tampa Bay Rays, currently tied for first with the N.Y. Yankees (78-48) in the A.L. East, will host the Boston Red Sox on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Jon Miller and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan will call the game, which will also be available via ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV. Monday Night Baseball will be a full national telecast when the Atlanta Braves, currently leading the N.L. East, host the N.Y. Mets Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
ESPN will also carry Mets at Braves on Wednesday as well. Those are the games for this weekend.