Ernie Johnson to Host Pregame and Postgame Studio Coverage;
14-Year MLB Veteran Dexter Fowler to Join as Guest Studio Analyst
NL West Rivals in Action – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Aug. 2, at 9:30 p.m.
MLB on TBS Tuesday Night game coverage will return following the All-Star break with one of the biggest matchups of the season to date when the New York Yankees and AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge visit the New York Mets and slugger Pete Alonso for the first time this season in a full national telecast, Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. ET. Bob Costas, Jeff Francoeur and Matt Winer will provide game commentary from Citi Field.
Pregame and postgame studio coverage will include guest analyst Dexter Fowler – a 14-year MLB veteran and 2016 World Series champion – joining Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson alongside seven-time Sports Emmy Award winner Ernie Johnson, who will be hosting studio coverage for the first time this season.
Long-time NL West division rivals will then meet in another full national telecast when the star-studded Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 p.m. Brian Anderson will be joined by Francoeur and reporter Allie LaForce to call the action.
Pregame and postgame studio coverage will bookend game action on both nights.
MLB on TBS Upcoming Schedule and Announce Teams
|Date||Time (ET)||Program / Commentators|
|July 26||6:30 p.m.||MLB on TBS Leadoff|
Jimmy Rollins, Curtis Granderson, Dexter Fowler & Ernie Johnson
|7 p.m.||New York Yankees* vs. New York Mets*|
Bob Costas, Jeff Francoeur & Matt Winer
|Postgame||MLB on TBS Closer|
Rollins, Granderson, Fowler & Johnson
|Aug. 2||9 p.m.||MLB on TBS Leadoff|
Pedro Martinez, Rollins, Granderson & Johnson
|9:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers* vs. San Francisco Giants*|
Brian Anderson, Francoeur & Allie LaForce
|Postgame||MLB on TBS Closer|
Martinez, Rollins, Granderson & Johnson
Game telecasts will not be available in the local participating markets, unless denoted with an asterisk (*) for the specific market.
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