MLB this Week: Six weeks to go

There are pre-midnight MLB games on four days out of five this working week.

We start the week with games involving New York teams, as the Mets start a rare two-game interleague visit to Minnesota with a day-game at Target Field on Monday and the Yankees stage a day-night double-header against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

The Mets head straight back to Citi Field to start a series against the Braves on Wednesday, one of five pre-midnight starts on that day.

Thursday’s group of early games includes a host of quality starting pitchers led by the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, who has been in scintillating form of late.

ESPN will broadcast four of the early games, as noted below, as well as several post-midnight encounters. It’s not brilliantly easy to find the ESPN (and BT Sport) schedules on their website but they are there under the ‘Watch Now‘ heading.

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Monday 19 August

19.10. NY Mets at Minnesota (Gee – Gibson) *ESPN

Tuesday 20 August

18.10. Toronto at NY Yankees (Rogers – Nova)

Wednesday 21 August

18.10. Atlanta at NY Mets (Wood – Niese) *ESPN
19.10. St. Louis at Milwaukee (Westbrook – Gorzelanny)
20.35. Seattle at Oakland (Iwakuma – Griffin)
20.45. Boston at San Francisco (Doubront – Gaudin) *ESPN
23.40. Pittsburgh at San Diego (Cole – Kennedy)

Thursday 22 August

17.35. Arizona at Cincinnati (Cahill – Latos) *ESPN, MLB.com Free Game
17.40. LA Dodgers at Miami (Kershaw – Alvarez)
18.05. Toronto at NY Yankees (Happ – Kuroda) *BBC 5LSX
18.08. Minnesota at Detroit (Albers – Verlander)
19.20. Washington at Chicago Cubs (Strasburg – Wood)

Friday 23 August

No early games

All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com.  The early games being shown on ESPN are highlighted above.  BBC 5 Live Sports Extra can be found on digital radio, digital TV and on the BBC.co.uk website (coverage on the website is only available to UK residents). The complete schedule for this week’s MLB games can be found on MLB.com

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2 Responses to MLB this Week: Six weeks to go

  1. Jamie Crompton August 25, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Not sure if you’ve already covered this, but I thought I’d mention… Although BT Sport and ESPN can be streamed via the internet, this apparently excludes live MLB games. It displays the message “We are unable to bring you this MLB game due to online rights restrictions”. In other words, the existence of MLB TV precludes the UK TV rights holder from streaming live MLB action. Baseball Tonight seems unaffected, however. The above is what I discovered from trying it on the PC – I don’t know about the BT Sport app, since BT have deemed my phone not good enough to be able to install it. :-(

    • Matt Smith August 26, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      Hi Jamie. Thanks for your comment, Yes a couple of other BT subscribers have mentioned it. As you state, the presence of MLB.TV likely means live streamed action is going to be limited.

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