ESPN will utilize Dan Shulman, John Kruk and reporters Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian for Wednesday’s National League Wild-Card playoff between San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
ESPN Radio will use Dave O’Brien and Aaron Boone on the Giants-Pirates game, and Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton on the American League Wild-Card game between Oakland and Kansas City on Tuesday.
For the divisional series, ESPN Radio has assigned Sciambi and SIngleton to the Anaheim-wild card series and Chris Berman (games 1 and 2), Dave Flemming (games 3-5) and Rick Sutcliffe for the Detroit-Baltimore series. In the National League, O’Brien is paired with John Kruk on the Washington-wild card series and Shulman gets Boone for the Los Angeles-St. Louis series.
Last year, Sciambi and Singleton called the Red Sox-Rays series (Boston 3 games to 1); Michael Kay and Boone called the Tigers-A’s series (Detroit 3-2); Flemming and Sutcliffe called the Cardinals-Pirates series (St. Louis 3-2); and, Shulman and Orel Hershiser called the Dodgers-Braves series (Los Angeles 3-1). For the wild cards, Sciambi and Singleton called the Rays-Indians and Shulman and Hershiser called the Pirates-Reds.