Something of a standard week really. Not much opportunity for watching/listening to evening baseball at first, but picking up as the week moves on. Here’s my guide to the week for British fans wanting to catch some live baseball. All times are listed in BST.
Monday â€“ no games in the British evening. Jeremy Bonderman tries to up his record to 9-0 with a start against the Rangers (00.05) while Mike Maroth makes his debut for the Cardinals at Shea against the Mets (00.10).
Tuesday â€“ And again, no live games at a convenient time. Danny Haren against C.C. Sabathia looks the best clash from the AL, with Pettitte against Jeremy Guthrie also a very interesting match-up (both start at 00.05). David Wells takes on Barry Zito and the Giants at 03.15.
Wednesday â€“ Live baseball to enjoy! Millwood and the Rangers against Rogers and the Tigers (18.05), Woody Williams and the Astros against Jeff Suppan and the Brewers (19.05), Hirsh and the Rockies travel to Wrigley to face Zambrano and the Cubs (19.20), Jorge De La Rosa and the Royals take on Jered Weaver and the Angels (20.35), Greg Maddux and the Padres face Matt Cain and the Giants (20.35), and Dice-K faces the Mariners at 21.35.
Thursday â€“ Four games during the British evening. From the NL, the Pirates meet the Marlins at 17.05. In the AL, the A’s face the Indians (17.05), the Rangers and the Tigers finish off their four-game series (18.05), and A.J. Burnett is expected to be activated from the DL to take on the Twins (18.10).
Friday â€“ Two top National League games at an early time. The Mets take on the Phillies (18.35) while the Brewers face the Cubs (19.20).
Five’s Wednesday night baseball game begins at 02.05 in the early hours of Thursday. NASN’s MLB schedule for the week can be found here .