The New York Yankees to face with Boston Red Sox in a regular season game on Sunday, August 14, 2022 (8/14/22) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
Big Yankees Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are going to broadcast the game on ESPN’s alternate broadcast called the “KayRod Cast.” The KayRod Cast will be broadcast on ESPN2. Fans who want to watch it can do so for free through a trial version Stream DirectTV or fuboTV– both of which are carried by ESPN2.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: MLB regular season
World Health Organization: Yankees vs. Red Sox
If: Sunday, August 14, 2022
where: Fenway Park
Time: 7:08 p.m. ET
television: ESPN2 (for KayRod Cast) ESPN (for national broadcast)
Search channels: Verizon Fios, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum / Charter, Optimum / Altice, Coke, DIRECTV, A dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.
Live streaming: Stream DirectTV (free trial), fuboTV (free trial)
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Mark Appel is proof that even for the No. 1 pick in the draft, the road to the big leagues is sometimes bumpy.
Appel was called up to the Phillies on Saturday, nine years after being drafted by Houston. In between, he bounced around the minors, was traded in the 2015 trade that sent Ken Giles to the Astros — and even quit baseball for a while.
He resurfaced last year and finally joined the Phillies this weekend, though he didn’t pitch. If Appel, 30, does appear in a game for Philadelphia, he would become the fourth No. 1 overall pick to make his major league debut this year, joining Royce Lewis (Twins) in 2017 and Audley in 2019. Rutschman (Oioles) and 2020 Spencer Torkelson (Tigers).
For just one other time, the top four picks debuted in a year. It was 1989, when Andy Benes, Ken Griffey Jr. and Jeff King — the No. 1 pick in each of the previous three years — all began their major league careers. The other top pick to debut in 1989 was Ben McDonald, who was actually drafted that year by Baltimore.
With the draft coming up next month, here are some other notes on the history of the No. 1 overall pick with some help Baseball-Reference.com:
— Although 1989 is the only year in which four top picks made their major league debuts, there were other seasons in which three No. 1 picks did so. They were 2007 (Luke Hochevar, Justin Upton and Josh Hamilton) and 1987 (BJ Surhoff, Sean Abner, and Tim Belcher).
— Although more common in the early days of the draft, MacDonald is the latest player to debut in the same year he was drafted first overall. The longest wait was Matt Bush, who was drafted in 2004 by San Diego and finally traded to the majors in 2016 by Texas. He’s still with the rangers.
– Apel is one of the few selected No. 1 who did not play in major tournaments. Steve Chilcutt, drafted in 1966 by the New York Mets, and Brian Taylor, drafted by the New York Yankees in 1991, both had injury problems. Brady Aiken, drafted by Houston in 2014, is a more recent example. Last year’s top pick, Henry Davis, hit double A in the Pittsburgh Pirates system.
TIME FOR LITTLE THINGS
Appel was drafted by two other teams (and didn’t sign) before the Astros selected him first overall. Who were these franchises?
LINE OF THE WEEK
Austin Hayes had to beat the weather to reach the loop. On Wednesday night, Hayes and the Orioles routed Washington 7-0 in a game shortened to six innings. This time was enough – in the first he made a single, in the third – a homer, in the fourth – a triple, in the sixth – a double.
RETURN OF THE WEEK
According to Baseball Savant, the Los Angeles Dodgers were down 2-0 with two outs in the ninth and a 1.1% chance to beat Atlanta on Sunday night. Former Dodgers Kenley Jansen then allowed a pair of singles to put men on first and third. After Chris Taylor took second, Tracy Thompson’s single brought both scores into extra innings.
Each team scored one in the 10th before the Dodgers finally won 5-3 in the 11th. Los Angeles won two of three in Freddie Freeman’s return to Atlanta.
ANSWER TO LITTLE THINGS
The Detroit Tigers drafted Appel out of high school in 2009 in the 15th round. He went eighth overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012 before returning to Stanford for his senior season and moving up to No. 1 overall.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
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