New York blew open a 2-2 game with a five-run ninth inning rally to take the series opener 7-2.
The TBS broadcast team remains the same, led by former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr, who will serve as an analyst alongside John Smoltz. Ernie Johnson will be doing the play-by-play, with Craig Sager doing the in-game reporting.
Some good quotes from the broadcast crew:
Smoltz on the effort of Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia in Game 1: “For your starter to go on the road in a tie game and pitch into the [ninth] inning, that’s why he’s getting paid all the big bucks.”
Ripken on Yankees catcher Russell Martin and his game-winning HR: “He got some huge hits in September down the stretch and one here in October.”
The YES Network will have all the pregame show at 7 p.m. and the postgame following the broadcast on TBS. Radio wise WCBS 880AM will handle the broadcast with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman as always holding down the booth.
Both the YES Network and WCBS Radio will have extensive postgame coverage with their sister station WFAN 660AM handling plenty of Yankees talk after the game.
ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM will have a slate of Yankees talk all day. Their pregame starts with The Michael Kay Show at 3 p.m. live from Baltimore.
If you are out of the New York market and wish to listen to the game, ESPN Radio offers the national broadcast. You can also download their mobile app for your tablet or smartphone and listen to the game for free.
There could be another bad weather night according to WBAL-TV, as there will be showers throughout the day and into the early evening and nighttime hours.
*The quotes from the TBS broadcast were provided to me via email from Turner Sports PR.
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