Dodgers’ 86 Wins this Season are Most in MLB
Dontrelle Willis (Dodgers Analyst) and Tommy Hutton (Marlins Analyst) Join Jason Benetti (Play-by-Play) in MLB Sunday Leadoff Booth
NBC Sports’ Ahmed Fareed Hosts Pregame Coverage on Peacock at 11:30 a.m. ET, Alongside Former MLB All-Star Nick Swisher
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 25, 2022 – All-Star outfielder and 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Miami Marlins from LoanDepot Park on MLB Sunday Leadoff live this Sunday, August 28 at Noon ET on Peacock.
The Dodgers own MLB’s best record at 86-37 and are on pace to break their franchise record of 106 wins, which was set in 2019 and matched last season.
Play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti will be joined in this week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff booth by analysts Dontrelle Willis (Dodgers analyst) and Tommy Hutton (Marlins analyst). Benetti will be joined in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth each week by local analysts from the participating teams.
Willis, a two-time All-Star and former MLB pitcher from 2003-11, played his first five seasons with the Marlins. As a rookie in 2003, Willis won National League Rookie of the Year honors with a 14-6 record and a 3.30 ERA as he helped the Marlins win the World Series. In 2005, Willis finished second in the National League Cy Young Award voting. Willis currently serves as a Dodgers analyst on SportsNet LA and an MLB analyst for FOX Sports.
A 12-year MLB veteran, Hutton played for the Dodgers, Phillies, Blue Jays, and Expos from 1966-81. He currently serves as a Marlins analyst for Bally Sports Florida and returns to the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth after serving as an analyst on the Mets-Marlins game on June 26.
This week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff coverage begins with the pregame show at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. NBC Sports’ Ahmed Fareed is the pre- and postgame host of MLB Sunday Leadoff and also serves as the in-game reporter.
Former World Series champion Nick Swisher, who had a 12-year MLB career, returns to MLB Sunday Leadoff for the fifth time this season and will serve as this week’s pre- and postgame analyst alongside Fareed. Rob Friedman, aka PitchingNinja, will also join the pregame show to provide pitching breakdowns.
How to Watch:
|Sun., Aug. 28||MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame||11:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 28||Dodgers vs. Marlins||Noon||Peacock|
- Play by Play: Jason Benetti
- Analysts: Dontrelle Willis and Tommy Hutton
- Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
- Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Nick Swisher
Beginning Sunday, May 8 with the debut game of MLB Sunday Leadoff, Peacock will live stream an NBC Sports-produced baseball game for 18 consecutive weeks, with start times for the first six Sunday games at 11:30 a.m. ET and the following 12 Sunday games beginning at Noon ET. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pregame and post-game shows on Peacock.
On each of the 18 Sundays that Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as the exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:30 p.m. ET that day, when the remainder of the day’s schedule will begin. Peacock was also the exclusive home of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game – featuring top minor league prospects – which was played during All-Star Week in July at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
For steps on how to watch MLB Sunday Leadoff on Peacock, click here.
Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Triple Crown horse racing, golf, INDYCAR, the USFL, Sunday Night Football, Olympic sports, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another and staples like The Dan Patrick Show and Pro Football Talk Live.
2022 MLB Sunday Leadoff on Peacock Game Schedule
|August 28||Noon ET||Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins|
|September 4||Noon ET||Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates|
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