Interleague Play Lights Up Saturday Night at 7:00 PM ET on FOX
#SubwaySeries Highlights #MLBNight
The Road to October Starts in Kansas City
MLB All-Star Lead-Off Event Announces New Promo Campaign &
Unprecedented Social Media Access During Mid-Summer Classic
Scout.com Ranks Top 1500 College Football Recruits for Class of 2013
BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA – Interleague play takes center stage in primetime during BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA on Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 PM ET. The 2012 version of the Subway Series starts off strong as David Wright and the Mets visit Derek Jeter and the Yankees in The Bronx. Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal call the action from Yankee Stadium. In St. Louis, Matt Holliday and the Cardinals host the Indians. Despite the loss of Matt Kemp, the Dodgers continue to lead the NL West and on Saturday night, they take on the Mariners in Seattle. Meanwhile after a slow start, power-hitting Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins who have climbed up the NL East standings take on the Rays. Also, Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates welcome the Royals to Pittsburgh.
Coverage begins with the BASEBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA PREGAME SHOW, originating live from MLB Network’s state-of-the-art Studio 3 in Secaucus, NJ. The show is hosted by MLB Network studio host Matt Vasgersian, who is joined by analysts Harold Reynolds and Billy Ripken.
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New York Mets at New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium – Bronx NY
MARKETS INCLUDE: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Dallas, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Knoxville, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington
Probable Pitchers: Dillon Gee, RHP (4-3, 4.48 ERA) vs. TBA
Cleveland Indians at St. Louis Cardinals Thom Brennaman & Rick Manning
Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Tulsa
Probable Pitchers: Justin Masterson, RHP (2-5, 5.09 ERA) vs. Kyle Lohse, RHP (5-1, 3.21 ERA)
Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners Eric Collins & Eric Karros
Safeco Field – Seattle, WA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle
Probable Pitchers: TBA vs. Jason Vargas, LHP (7-4, 3.64 ERA)
Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins
Marlins Park – Miami, FL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore, LHP (2-5, 4.45 ERA) vs. Carlos Zambrano, RHP (4-3, 2.81 ERA)
Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates Kenny Albert & Tom Verducci
PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Kansas City, Pittsburgh
Probable Pitchers: Vin Mazzaro, RHP (2-0, 2.25 ERA) vs. TBA
MLB’S BRIGHTEST STARS PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEIR LEAGUE IN NEW ALL-STAR GAME CAMPAIGN — More than a dozen of baseball’s biggest stars have just one thing to say about the All-Star Game — “I will win” — in a new campaign beginning this week promoting the 83rd MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City Tuesday, July 10 on FOX Sports. In the new campaign, star including Prince Fielder, David Freese, Curtis Granderson, Matt Kemp, Evan Longoria, David Ortiz, Justin Verlander, Shane Victorino and CJ Wilson pledge their loyalty to the American League or National League and their desire to win the All-Star Game and earn home field advantage in the World Series for their league. It was Fielder’s home run off Wilson in the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix that propelled the National League to victory, enabling Freese and the Cardinals to have home-field advantage in the epic seven-game 2011 World Series.
View THE PLEDGE here: http://bit.ly/NKy8bW
MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STARS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA DURING ALL-STAR GAME FOR FIRST TIME EVER — Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this week an initiative that allows players to use social media during the All-Star Game itself for the first time ever. During the 83rd MLB All-Star Game (#ASG) on FOX Sports on Tuesday, July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City MLB will allow social media stations to be set up adjacent to each clubhouse letting players to interact with fans once they are no longer competing in the game and before returning to the bench.
ROSENTHAL: MLB PUTS REPLAY UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – This past Friday, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history. However, he wouldn’t have if baseball had been resolving fair/foul calls with the latest ball-tracking technology according to MLB on FOX & FOXSports.com reporter Ken Rosenthal. “Cameras and computers from a British firm, Hawk-Eye Innovations, would have determined the exact position of Carlos Beltran’s drive down the left-field line in the sixth inning,” Rosenthal writes. “An electronic signal would have been sent to an umpire’s earpiece or watch instantaneously, and Beltran’s ball would have been called fair with virtually no delay. Sounds great, no? Alas, when it comes to additional instant replay in Major League Baseball, nothing is as simple as it seems.” Rosenthal feels it’s all a matter of how far Bud Selig and Major League Baseball want to go.
For more on MLB’s research on instant replay from Rosenthal, click here: http://on-msn.com/MENeDi
SCOUT RANKS TOP 1500 PROSPECTS FOR CLASS OF 2013 – With the spring evaluation period full of camps, 7on7s, school visits and more behind us, Scout.com updated its college football prospect rankings to include a whopping 1500 prospects for the Class of 2013. “Quarterbacks have been committing to schools before their senior seasons for years, and the Class of 2013 is no different. 21 of the top 23 quarterbacks in the nation have already made a public commitment,” writes Scott Kennedy, Director of Scouting. “What is different about the Class of 2013 is the number of running backs who have already made a decision. What’s also interesting is that of the top running backs, they seem to be committing to schools in pairs.”
|Team||1st RB||2nd RB|
|USC||#1 Ty Isaac||#3 Justin Davis|
|Oklahoma||#2 Keith Ford||#8 Greg Bryant|
|Oregon||#4 Thomas Tyner||#11 Dontre Wilson|
|Ohio State||#6 Jalin Marshall||#10 Ezekiel Elliot|
|Alabama||#12 Altee Tenpenny||#16 Tyren Jones|
“The debate for top running back in the country is going to be a strong one. On paper, USC looks like the runaway winner with two of the top three prospects, but when teams are signing this caliber of talent in bunches, they’re just as likely to end up with the best overall running back as the difference between No. 1 and No. 16 just isn’t that wide.”
To view the top 1500 prospects and additional analysis from Kennedy, click here: http://recruiting.scout.com/2/
UFC FLYWEIGHT REMATCH JOHNSON VS. MCCALL TOO CLOSE TO CALL – According to FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” analyst Kenny Florian, this weekend’s Flyweight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall at UFC ON FX: JOHNSON VS. MCCALL is as evenly matched as two opponents can be. “Their first fight was one of the best of the year. McCall was very successful with his takedowns and he is going to have to do that from the start. Demetrious is going to have to be better with his wrestling and counter better than he did in the first fight. This is just too tough to call.” FUEL TV airs the Weigh-ins on Thursday, June 7 (4:00 PM ET). Coverage continues with the UFC Prelims on FUEL TV live on Friday, June 8 (6:00 PM ET), hosted by Karyn Bryant, with analysis from former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir and Flyweight Contender Joseph Benavidez. The night ends with the live UFC Postfight Show on FUEL TV, on Friday, June 8 (11:00 PM ET).
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX LIVE SUNDAY ON FOX – FOX Sports is proud to air live coverage of the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Sunday, June 10 (2:00 PM ET). The 2-hour event features some of Formula 1 racing’s greatest drivers in the world competing in one of the sports most celebrated tracks.