LOS ANGELES -- ESPN announced a few more 'Sunday Night Baseball' telecasts on Wednesday, including the Dodgers' May 15 game against the Cardinals at Dodger Stadium, meaning a 5 p.m. PT start in Los Angeles.
This is the fourth known Dodgers game on 'Sunday Night Baseball' in the first three months of the season, with more matchups to be announced throughout the season. The Dodgers' other three known Sunday night games are April 17 against the Giants, May 29 at the Mets (on ESPN2), and June 12 at the Giants (a 5:30 p.m. PT start).
ESPN shuffled its Sunday night team this offseason, keeping analyst Jessica Mendoza on with play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman, with analyst Aaron Boone joining the team for 2016.
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In other Dodgers Sunday news, MLB announced its 2016 game times, and one day that stood out was Sunday, Aug. 7 against the Red Sox at Dodger Stadium. The finale of a weekend interleague series is scheduled for a 4:10 p.m. PT local start, the latest starting game in the league that Sunday.
That is the opening weekend for the Olympics, but none of that will be televised on ESPN, with NBC owning exclusive broadcast rights. An ESPN spokesman says that the network hasn't yet made a decision regarding Aug. 7, and that most selections are made usually two weeks in advance.
If the Dodgers-Red Sox matchup isn't chosen for ESPN, presumably their game would shift back to a normal 1:10 p.m. start time, or would otherwise run into a conflict with ESPN's national exclusive broadcasting rights. But if not, we get a rare 4:10 p.m. local start at Dodger Stadium.