The Cubs are on a bit of a roll. Injuries aside, the team has won 7 of 10 and could find itself in sole possession of first place at the end of the day with a win and Cardinals loss.
On the other hand, the Cardinals are reeling. They have lost 7 of 10. And last we saw them, they were kicking the ball around
Comiskey U.S. Cellular Guaranteed Rate Field like a band of misfits.
Nevertheless, the long-time baseball rivals appear to be on a crash course for NL Central supremacy this year. And it sure seems that ESPN wants in on the action:
Cubs/Cards on June 13 at Wrigley Field now a Sunday night game on ESPN
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) May 26, 2021
ESPN is picking up the Cubs for another national broadcast on Sunday Night Baseball. Yippee!
The Cubs’ June 13 bout against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field is being flexed into the primetime game-of-the-week slot. First pitch is scheduled for 6:08 p.m. and will mark the second consecutive primetime TV night game for the two teams in that three-game weekend set. Saturday’s game will be a 6:15 p.m. start on FOX’s national broadcast.
With Kris Bryant and Javy Báez heating up, Kyle Hendricks finding his form, and the Cubs in the thick of a division race, I can see why ESPN had a desire to poach this game for national eyes. But please, I ask kindly, lay off the fire sale stuff during the in-game broadcast. Let us watch Cubs baseball in peace. Having to watch the Cardinals is punishment enough.