ESPN's Week in Baseball – August 5, 2010


ESPN's Week in Baseball – August 5, 2010

MNB Highlights “Year of the Pitcher”
ESPN’s Monday Night Baseballtelecast (Aug. 2) – which featured a pitching matchup between the Mets’ Johan Santana and Braves’ Tim Hudson, who rank first and second among active starters in career win percentage (minimum 100 starts) – included discussion on 2010 as the year of the pitcher. Dan Shulman called the game with analysts Aaron Boone and Chris Singleton.  There have been five no-hitters this season, plus a near-perfect game.  Tampa Bay’s Matt Garza threw a no-hitter on MNB last week.


Yankees Host Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball
ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball (Aug. 8) will feature the New York Yankees hosting the Boston Red Sox at 8 p.m. ET.  New York’s A.J. Burnett and Boston’s Josh Beckett are the projected starting pitchers.  Jon Miller calls Sunday Night games with analysts Joe Morgan and Orel Hershiser.  The game will also be available via ESPN Radio, and ESPN Mobile TV.

Bobby V Analyzes Carlos Gonzalez’s Swing
Baseball Tonightanalyst Bobby Valentine took to the demo field to dissect the hitting mechanics of Colorado Rockies breakout slugger Carlos Gonzalez.


ESPN Axis Provided Definitive View of Action
During Baseball Tonight’s Marlins/Padres highlight, ESPN Axis was used to show how the catcher effectively blocked the plate during a close play at home.


Upcoming MLB schedule:

Sunday Night Baseball
(Aug. 8)
Boston at N.Y. Yankees at 8 p.m. ET
(ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes,, ESPN Mobile TV)
Commentators: Jon Miller, Joe Morgan, Orel Hershiser

Monday Night Baseball
(Aug. 9)
St. Louis at Cincinnati at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Commentators: Dan Shulman, Aaron Boone, Nomar Garciaparra
* full national telecast, co-existing with local coverage in St. Louis and Cincinnati

Wednesday Night Baseball (Aug. 11)
N.Y. Yankees at Texas at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Commentators: Dave O’Brien, Rick Sutcliffe
* ESPNEWS will be seen in team markets

Baseball Tonight
ESPN’s nightly destination for MLB fans seeking highlights, news and information throughout the season, generally Monday through Saturday at 10 p.m. and midnight (9 p.m. PT); Sundays at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.


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