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Dodgers-Mets game on August 15 moved to ESPN ‘Sunday Night Baseball’

Game time shifted to 4:08 p.m. PT for the exclusive ESPN telecast

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The Dodgers’ game against the Mets on Sunday, August 15, was selected for ESPN ‘Sunday Night Baseball,’ moving the start time from 10:10 a.m. PT to 4:08 p.m. for the exclusive ESPN broadcast.

Matt Vasgersian will call play by play alongside analyst Alex Rodriguez, with reporter Buster Olney providing details during the game.

It’s the third of four scheduled Sunday night games on ESPN for the Dodgers this season. They lost to the Padres on April 25, and beat the Cubs on June 27. Both of those games were at Dodger Stadium. The next two ESPN Sunday games are on the road — August 15 at Citi Field, and September 5 against the Giants in San Francisco.

August 15 is the finale of a three-game weekend series against the Mets, currently in first place in the National League East. The Dodgers and Mets play seven times in a 10-day stretch, including a four-game series from August 19-22 in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers won’t be facing Mets ace Jacob deGrom — he of the 1.08 ERA and 45-percent strikeout rate in 92 innings this season — in any of those games, with more inflammation in his right arm after a bullpen session this week. From Anthony DiComo of MLB.com:

The Mets plan to shut deGrom down for two weeks before beginning his ramp-up process again. That will require at least another two weeks and possibly more, making September the best-case return target for deGrom.

The Dodgers are 13-7 against National League East teams this season, a record buoyed by winning all seven games against the Nationals.

2021 Dodgers national TV schedule

Date Opponent Time (PT) Network
Date Opponent Time (PT) Network
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
*also televised by SportsNet LA