ESPN announced Monday the June 7 game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium will be part of the network’s Sunday Night Baseball 5:00 p.m. PT national telecast. It will mark the Dodgers’ first Sunday Night Baseball appearance this season and the Cardinals’ fourth.
Dan Shulman will call the game along with analysts John Kruk and Mark Mulder, and reporter Buster Olney. The broadcast will also be available to watch online and on mobile devices via Watch ESPN.
Both teams sit atop their respective divisions heading into play Monday, with the Cardinals’ 20-9 record best in the National League and Majors. The Dodgers, at 20-10, currently are second in the NL and overall.
There’s been plenty of bad blood developed between the Cardinals and Dodgers over the last two seasons, primarily centered around consecutive meetings in the postseason. They’ll get their first look at one another this season when a three-game series at Busch Stadium begins May 29.
The June 7 meeting is the series finale in a four-game set at Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers went 4-3 against the Cardinals last season, including 3-1 at home. Given the fluidity of the Dodgers’ rotation due to injury, it’s difficult to project pitching probables for the series that begins just under one month from now.
What is definitively known is the Dodgers won’t face Adam Wainwright this season as he suffered a torn Achilles. Same can be said for Brandon McCarthy, who’s out for the remainder of the year due to Tommy John surgery.[divide]
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