2018 MLB Little League Classic

2018 MLB Little League Classic
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New York Mets0402010108140
Philadelphia Phillies000002000280
Date August 19, 2018
Venue BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
City Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Managers
Umpires Chris Guccione (HP), Jeremie Rehak (1B), Mark Ripperger (2B), Gerry Davis (3B)
Attendance 2,429
First pitch 7:10 p.m.
Television ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
ESPN Deportes[1]
TV announcers ESPN:
Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play)
Alex Rodriguez (analyst)
Jessica Mendoza (analyst)
Buster Olney (reporter)
ESPN Deportes:
Luis Alfredo Álvarez (play-by-play)
Yopenay Grande (analyst)
Guillermo Celis (reporter)
Radio ESPN Radio
Radio announcers Mike Couzens (play-by-play)
Jim Bowden (analyst)

The 2018 MLB Little League Classic was a regular season Major League Baseball (MLB) game that was played on August 19, 2018, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, during the 2018 MLB season and the 2018 Little League World Series.[2][3]

The game was played between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies. It was televised on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball and MLB Network, and it also aired on ESPN Radio.[4]

Background

Previous year

On August 20, 2017, the first MLB Little League Classic was held as the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 6–3. Both teams entered the game within six games of the wild card. The game was widely publicized for its playoff implications.

Game

Line score

August 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
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New York Mets0402010108140
Philadelphia Phillies000002000280
WP: Jason Vargas (3–8)   LP: Nick Pivetta (7–10)
Home runs:
NYM: None
PHI: Carlos Santana (18)
Attendance: 2,429
Boxscore

Box score

Pitching

Media

The game was aired nationally on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and MLB Network. It was aired in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. The game was broadcast on ESPN Radio and Westwood One. It was streamed world-wide on ESPN.com and the ESPN app, as well as multiple streaming-based websites such as Hulu.

References

  1. "ESPN to broadcast MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport PA". ESPNMediaZone.com (Press release). ESPN Media Ventures, LLC. March 11, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. Trezza, Joe (September 29, 2017). "Phils, Mets to play in MLB Little League Classic". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  3. "Little League Classic returning in 2018". Ballpark Digest. BD Editors. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. "Phillies and Mets to play in 2018 MLB Little League Classic". ESPN. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.

Further reading

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