The telecast will be available nationally.
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Los Angeles Dodgers (5) at Milwaukee Brewers (1)
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken, Jr. (analysts)
|Darling on Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw: “Pedro Martinez was the last pitcher that I watched that every one of his pitches – fastball, curve and change-up – were the best in baseball. I think the same thing when I see Clayton Kershaw pitch. All three of his pitches are the best in the game right now.”
Anderson on Kershaw: “He has really evolved. He was really good to start and he has turned into something historically good at this point in his career.”
Ripken on the Dodgers losing shortstop Hanley Ramirez to injury: “They are going to miss their shortstop [Ramirez]. He’s a good two-way player, he’s a presence in the middle of the lineup and defensively as well. They are really going to miss his offense. He can carry a team all by himself.”
Darling on first baseman Adrian Gonzalez: “He might be one of the most underrated hitters in the game. He’s never mentioned when you talk about the great hitters in both leagues.”
Ripken on outfielder Carl Crawford: “He can do so many things to create havoc on the base paths and he’s got a lot of power. It would be nice to see him really get going.”
|Ripken on how the Brewers’ aggressive base running resulted in missed opportunities: “You want to be aggressive and move up [on the bases] but those were the mistakes that led to outs on the bases. That limits the opportunities against a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw.”
Darling on how teams try to create offense when facing dominant pitchers: “Teams facing pitchers like Kershaw try to think outside the box when they’re on the bases. They try to do everything they can to push the envelope to try to get some runs because it’s too difficult to put three or four hits together.”
Ripken on the Brewers feeling disappointed despite winning the series against the Dodgers: “The Brewers should be happy. They won two out of three against the Dodgers but they’re a little disappointed because they had their chances [against Kershaw]. They had guys in scoring position and they couldn’t capitalize. They could’ve beaten him today.”
This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.
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