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Eleven early games this week

by Matt Smith

Once again, we get to enjoy live games in the British evening on three of the five working days this week.   There are eleven early games in total, with Wednesday and Thursday giving you plenty of options on what to watch/listen to.  All times listed in BST.

One early game to start the week. The enigmatic Daniel Cabrera pitches for the Orioles against Javier Vazquez and the White Sox at Cellular Field. First pitch is scheduled for 19.05.

No early games, but several intriguing match-ups later on. The old master faces the young pretender as Greg Maddux and the Padres take on Cole Hamels and the Phillies (00.05). There are two aces are on the mound at Fenway in Roy Halladay and Daisuke Matsuzaka (00.05), while Tim Lincecum looks to continue his scoreless innings streak against the Rockies (03.15).

Six early games today. Starting at 18.10, the White Sox face the Twins and the Pirates take on the Mets. Five minutes later, the Reds’ Aaron Harang looks for win number two on the season against the Cardinals. At 20.40, the Astros try to stop the D-Backs juggernaut at Chase Field, while the Rockies face the Giants at AT&T Park from 20.45. Finally, the Braves clash against the Nationals (21.35) should be worth watching for European baseball fans as Jair Jurrjens is the scheduled pitcher for Atlanta. Watching his two-seam fastball moving all over the place is a real treat, unless you’re in the batter’s box trying to hit it!

The first day of May brings us four early games and there’s a reason to watch all of them. Hiroki Kuroda starts for the Dodgers as they face the Marlins (17.10). Matt Garza makes his second start since coming off the DL for the Rays against the Orioles at 17.35. Zack Greinke takes the mound for the Royals in their match against the Rangers (19.05). Finally, the Brewers face the Cubs at Wrigley with a scheduled starting pitcher match-up of Yovani Gallardo against Carlos Zambrano (19.20).

No early games to end the working week. Those of you up at 02.40 on Saturday morning should tune in to the first game of what promises to be a great series between the Mets and the D-Backs.

Five’s game on Wednesday night (the Brewers vs the Cubs) is set to begin at 01.30, while NASN’s MLB schedule for the week can be found here 

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