The Dodgers and Padres meet for the third of six series this season, a three-game set beginning Monday night at Petco Park. ESPN is getting in on the action, nationally televising the Monday and Wednesday games with no blackouts.
Monday’s ESPN broadcast will be called by Jason Benetti, Jessica Mendoza, and Tim Kurkjian, with Wednesday’s ESPN broadcast helmed by Dave Flemming and Mendoza.
These are full national telecasts, meaning they are available in local markets as well. Unlike ESPN Sunday night broadcasts or Fox Saturday games, these weeknight games aren’t exclusive. SportsNet LA will still televise all three games of the games in San Diego.
2021 Dodgers national TV schedule
|Thu, Apr 1||at Rockies||1:10pm||ESPN*|
|Sat, Apr 3||at Rockies||5:10pm||FS1*|
|Sun, Apr 25||Padres||4:08pm||ESPN|
|Sat, May 22||at Giants||4:15pm||Fox|
|Tue, May 25||at Astros||5:10pm||FS1*|
|Sat, May 29||Giants||4:15pm||Fox|
|Sat, Jun 5||at Braves||4:15pm||Fox|
|Mon, Jun 21||at Padres||7:10pm||ESPN*|
|Wed, Jun 23||at Padres||7:10pm||ESPN*|
|Sat, Jun 26||Cubs||4:15pm||Fox|
|Sun, Jun 27||Cubs||4:08pm||ESPN|
|Tue, Jun 29||Giants||7:10pm||ESPN*|
|Sat, Jul 3||at Nationals||4:15pm||Fox|
|Sun, Aug 15||at Mets||4:08pm||ESPN|
|Sun, Sep 5||at Giants||4:08pm||ESPN|
- Steven Souza Jr. thought when the Astros released him in March, that his career was over. Then, the Dodgers called. From Juan Toribio at MLB.com: “They threw me a raft and let me breathe and kind of reset myself. I’m forever grateful for it.”
- The ninth inning was a little confusing on Tuesday night, with the television broadcasts and the scoreboard at Dodger Stadium not showing the correct count on JT Realmuto, such that his called strikeout pitch appeared to be on a 3-1 count. RJ MacDaniel at FanGraphs broke it all down.
- From Tuesday, Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times wrote that MLB’s crackdown on foreign substances is one of crisis management.
- Old friend Rich Hill said the MLB Players Association dropped the ball regarding MLB’s crackdown on sticky stuff. From the Associated Press: “I think that this is where something should have been done. The players’ association had the opportunity to work with MLB, and MLB used their strong hand to put it on the players, and that’s unfortunate that this is what happened.’’