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MLB this Week: Eleven early games

CovMLBUK2014There are 11 MLB games starting before midnight U.K. time during this working week.

The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers are in ‘early’ action twice, with a Thursday evening game at home against Pirates followed by a trip to Wrigley Field to take on the Cubs on Friday.

Wednesday’s early games include a Justin Verlander start for the Detroit Tigers and a game between the Braves and Giants, the latter being an MLB.com ‘Free Game of the Day’ which means everyone can watch it live for free on MLB.com.

All times are in BST.

Monday 12 May

No early games

Tuesday 13 May

No early games

Wednesday 14 May

17:35 Detroit at Baltimore (Verlander – Chen) *ESPN
18:05 LA Angels at Philadelphia (Richards – Burnett)
19:10 Colorado at Kansas City (Morales – Vargas)
20:35 Chicago White Sox at Oakland (Rienzo – Milone) *ESPN
20:40 Tampa Bay at Seattle (Odorizzi – Maurer)
20:40 Washington at Arizona (Fister – McCarthy)
20:45 Atlanta at San Francisco (Teheran – Bumgarner) *MLB.com Free Game

Thursday 15 May

17:35 San Diego at Cincinnati (Ross – Simon)  *ESPN
18:10 Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (Rodriguez – Gallardo)
18:10 Boston at Minnesota (Buchholz – Hughes)
18:45 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis (Samardzija – Lynn)

Friday 16 May

19:20 Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Lohse – Jackson)

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. 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: Eleven early games”

  1. I don’t have the numbers to back this up, but I get the sense that baseball is getting squeezed somewhat by ESPN, compared to ESPN America, both for early and late games. This season started promisingly enough, with the games from down under and a triple- (may even have been quadruple) -header on opening day, but it seems to have thinned out a little since then compared to what I was used to previously. A Friday evening (U.S. daytime) Cubs game would have been a dead cert for ESPN America, but yesterday ESPN showed Euroleague basketball. I suppose we have to accept that under BT there is a much wider repertoire of sports. I also get a little annoyed at the constant bombardment of football, rugby and other promos during baseball ad breaks, whereas you never seem to get the reverse unless it is the World Series. Oh well, there’s always MLB TV.

    May 17, 2014 at 9:27 am Reply
    • Matt Smith #

      Hi Jamie – I agree, it seems like there’s been a slight decrease and the non-showing of the Cubs game on Friday was one that stood out for me too. Normally you could almost guarantee a Friday evening game at Wrigley would be broadcast, but not this time.

      Definitely makes MLB.TV all the more essential to follow the season.

      Matt

      May 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm Reply

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