ESPN has released its Major League Baseball broadcast schedule for this week. And it is a very busy one now that the race for the post season is on. It all begins tonight on ESPN as the Mets take on the Cubs in Chicago.
The Mets take on the Cubs live tonight on ESPN in Chicago in the second game of a three-game series between the National League opponents. Coverage begins at 7pm ET. Jake Arrieta (12 – 4) is scheduled to get the start for Chicago in tonight’s interdivisional match. Arrieta has had a little more than a week off since his last time on the mound. That was July 8th against Pittsburgh. That game was not an easy one for the 30-year old. He threw 6 innings, allowing a total of 6 runs on 9 hits, 6 earned runs, 1 walk, and 2 home runs, striking out only 6 of 28 batters along the way.
On the other side of the ball Noah Syndergaard is slated to get the start for the Mets in tonight’s game. He has had roughly the same amount of time as Arrieta to rest up for tonight’s game. His last time on the mound was July 8th when the Mets took on the Washington Nationals. The Nats won that game 3 – 1 with Syndergaard taking the loss for the Mets. He allowed 3 runs on 4 hits over 4.2 innings. He also allowed 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 1 home run and struck out 5 of 19 batters. Even with those numbers in consideration he still fared somewhat better than Arrieta during his last outing. In the bigger picture the Cubs took the win in the series’ opener Monday night 5 – 1. And Chicago’s 29 -15 home record far outweighs the Mets’ 23 – 23 road record. At the same time both teams are 4 – 6 in their last ten games. So New York can’t be completely counted out tonight or Wednesday.
Karl Ravech will have the call for tonight’s NL matchup between the Cubs and Mets. He will be joined in the booth by analysts Dallas Braden and Eduardo Perez for additional commentary. As an additional note, while the game will be broadcast on television on ESPN, it will be blacked out both in the New York and Chicago market. More information on tonight’s game is available online now along with all of the latest MLB headlines at:
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