O's closer Jim Johnson wants another shot at the Yankees
New York blew open a 2-2 game with a 5-run 9th 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.”
Radio pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on the Orioles flagship station WBAL 1090 AM. On TV, it will be MASN, with a special O's Xtra: Playoff Edition airing at 7 p.m. ET. Tom Davis, Rick Dempsey, Jim Hunter, Jim Palmer and Mike Bordick will all be part of the show.
After the game TBS will have the postgame show, with Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley and David Wells. Locally, MASN will be back on the air with O's Xtra: Postgame. WBAL Radio will also have extensive postgame coverage.
If you are out of the Baltimore 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.
Should you wish to listen to the game with the local broadcasters, that can be done on MLB Postseason for a one-time charge of $4.99. The service also offers subscribers the option to view the TBS feed on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
Also, MLB.com offers the old pitch-by-pitch text-style coverage, should you wish to follow the game that way.
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.