After getting a week off, both Joe Buck and Tim McCarver return to Fox Saturday Baseball by hitting the Yankees-Mets game at Citi Field. It marks the 9th game in 14 weeks for Joe. Ken Rosenthal will join Joe and Tim.
Other games will be the Crosstown Series in Chicago between the White Sox and Cubs. And the third matchup will be the Battle of Ohio between Cleveland and Cincinnati.
We have your announcing assignments and regional splits for the three games on Fox this week. Check out the schedule below in the press release.,
Subway Series Showdown & Windy City Clash Highlight
FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL at 4:00 PM ET
MLB Classic All-Star Moments Down To Final Four
SUBWAY SERIES & WINDY CITY SHOWDOWN HIGHLIGHT FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL – Crosstown and interstate rivalries are the focus of the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK on Saturday, July 2 (4:00 PM ET). The National League’s leading hitter, Jose Reyes, guides the Mets into a battle with Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and the slugging New York Yankees. Reyes is putting up one of his finest seasons, leading the NL in batting, hits, runs, triples and is second in stolen bases. In Chicago, nothing revs up fans’ emotions quite like Cubs vs. White Sox. Ozzie Guillen’s men hold the upper hand in both the 2011 standings and recent success as they visit their Northside brethren at Wrigley Field. The MLB 2011 season takes on a new shape as both the Indians and Reds find themselves in the thick of playoff races when they faceoff this Saturday on FOX. Cincinnati hitting stars Jay Bruce and Joey Votto lead the Reds hit brigade against sinkerballer Fausto Carmona.
The MLB on FOX pregame originates live from Wrigley Field in Chicago, with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins Kenny Albert and Eric Karros as a field reporter.
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New York Yankees at New York Mets, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver & Ken Rosenthal, going to 79% of USA
Citi Field – Flushing, NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. Dillon Gee, RHP (8-1, 3.32 ERA)
Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, Kenny Albert & Eric Karros, going to 10% of USA
Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis
Probable Pitchers: Philip Humber, RHP (7-4, 2.89 ERA) vs. Matt Garza, RHP (4-6, 4.07 ERA)
Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds, Thom Brennaman & Mark Grace, going to 10% of USA
Great American Ballpark– Cincinnati, OH
MARKETS INCLUDE: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis
Probable Pitchers: Fausto Carmona, RHP (4-10, 5.89 ERA) vs. Homer Bailey, RHP (3-2, 3.86 ERA)
KLAPISCH: ARE THE YANKEES BETTER OFF WITHOUT JETER? – FOXSports.com writer Bob Klapisch questions if the Yankees are better off without Derek Jeter: “No one in the organization will touch that question — at least not now, and certainly not on the record — but the team’s overall surge in the last two weeks has left officials wondering what to do with the aging captain when he finally comes off the disabled list,” writes Klapisch. “Unless Jeter experiences a quick and dramatic turnaround, his return to the lineup will create the worst-possible dilemma for Joe Girardi. Not only is Jeter expecting to be reinstalled as the everyday shortstop, he intends to bat in the leadoff spot, too. Statistically, Jeter should be at the bottom of the batting order — of the Yankees’ nine starters, he ranked seventh in on-base percentage. However as one member of the organization put it, “I’d be very, very surprised” if Jeter made any such concession to his manager.”
To read Klapisch’s full column, please visit http://tinyurl.com/3fctmnp.
MLB’S TOP ALL-STAR MOMENT COMES DOWN TO THE FINAL FOUR – Four (two American League and two National League) All-Star classic moments remain with one to be named as the favorite in All-Star Game history. This week’s bracket determines each League’s moment representative with Ted Williams’ walk-off home run facing off with Cal Ripken Jr. for the AL title and Carl Hubbell’s five strikeouts and Stan Musial’s game-winning home run in 1955 vie for the NL crown. During this weekend’s FOX SATURDAY GAME OF THE WEEK coverage, each League’s winner is announced and fans can begin voting for their favorite All-Star moment of all-time. The Midsummer Classic with the top moment revealed during the 82nd MLB All-Star Game, broadcast exclusively on FOX on Tuesday, July 12 (8:00 PM ET).
Round Three (4 Midsummer Classics): Saturday, June 25 – Saturday, July 2
Round Four (2 Midsummer Classics): Saturday, July 2 – Saturday, July 9
That will do it for this post.