After taking two weeks off, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver are back on Fox Saturday Baseball. Chris Myers got the assignment to be #1 guy while Joe was gone and didn’t do all that badly in his place.
With Red Sox-Yankees being the main game and being sent to 77% of the country, Joe and Tim are back on the case. And it means that Buck will have called 13 out of a 17 possible games and that us pretty good at this juncture of the season.
The other game this week will be Dodgers-Giants and that gets a mostly West Coast audience on Saturday. Here’s the regional breakdown for the two games on Fox Saturday Baseball this week.
Red Sox Battle Yankees in the Bronx; Dodgers Take on Giants in San Fran
MLB on FOX Saturday at 3:30 PM ET
EAST COAST AND WEST COAST RIVALS FACE OFF – This weekend, MLB on FOX showcases Week 17 with two afternoon matchups on Saturday, July 28th (3:30 PM ET). Another chapter of the Boston-New York rivalry takes place as Derek Jeter and the Bronx Bombers host David Ortiz and the Red Sox. Joe Buck, along with recent Ford C. Frick Award recipient Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal call of the action from Yankee Stadium. In northern California, old NL West rivals meet as Melky Cabrera and the division-leading Giants welcome the second-place Dodgers and newly acquired Hanley Ramirez to the Bay Area.
Coverage begins with the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL PREGAME SHOW, originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. The show is hosted by MLB Network studio host Matt Vasgersian, who is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Kevin Millar.
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Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees — Joe Buck, Tim McCarver & Ken Rosenthal, going to 77% of USA
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Seattle, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester, LHP (5-8, 5.46 ERA) vs. TBA
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants — Kenny Albert & Eric Karros22, going to 22% of USA
AT&T Park – San Francisco, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Dayton, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. Barry Zito, LHP (8-6, 3.75 ERA)
ROSENTHAL: HANLEY CAN BE A SUPERSTAR IN LA – Following the surprising acquisition of Hanley Ramirez via trade with the Marlins early Wednesday, MLB on FOX insider Ken Rosenthal sees a Manny Ramirez-like renaissance in Los Angeles for the power-hitting shortstop. “This could be Manny all over again, presumably without the pharmaceutical assistance,” Rosenthal writes. “Hanley has the Hollywood good looks, and when in the mood, he can pull off the charm. It’s difficult to imagine him hitting like Manny did in the final two months of 2008. However we’re talking about one of the game’s supreme talents, assuming that he finally gets his act together.”
For more from Rosenthal on the trade and what it can mean for the Dodgers and Ramirez click here:
That will do it.