Cubs games are generally good draws on ESPN’s Sunday Night baseball franchise, and so Friday the network announced that two games at Wrigley Field in May will be carried as part of their SNB series.
Sunday, May 5 vs. the Cardinals and Sunday, May 12 vs. the Brewers will now be night games at Wrigley. In connection with the network’s new time schedule for Sunday night games, these will begin at 6:05 p.m. CT. The usual SNB crew of Matt Vasgersian, Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez will call the action those two nights.
The Cubs already had previously been scheduled for two other ESPN Sunday night games: June 16 against the Dodgers at Los Angeles, and the Little League Classic, which will take place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 18. The LLC will feature the Cubs vs. the Pirates and begin at 6:10 p.m. CT.
Teams are limited to five appearances per season on Sunday Night Baseball, so the Cubs could possibly have one more SNB game scheduled during the 2019 season. There are two Sunday games vs. the Brewers that could be chosen: July 28 at Milwaukee or September 1 at Wrigley Field. (Two other Cubs/Brewers Sunday dates, August 4 at Wrigley Field and September 8 at Milwaukee, already have ESPN Yankees/Red Sox games scheduled.) The network might also pick up the September 22 game against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
As always, we await further developments.