It turns out tying a franchise record for wins in a season has some benefits.
Among those are 158 broadcasts on Fox Sports Wisconsin, with 4 games currently being slated for national broadcasts, including a Sunday Night Baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on the night of May 12th. The other three will be FOX Saturday broadcasts: May 18th at Atlanta, June 29th at home against Pittsburgh, and July 13th against San Francisco.
It’s worth noting that other national broadcasts may be added in the second half of the season — that largely depends on how the team does this year and the quality of opponents they have on those national broadcast days. It also doesn’t count games that may be simulcast on MLB Network. Thankfully, there don’t appear to be any Brewers games exclusive to Facebook, as there were last year.
The Brewers also announced that Matt Lepay will be back to help fill on on play-by-play when Brian Anderson is out of town fulfilling his other national broadcast obligations, whether it’s the NCAA basketball tournament, the NBA playoffs, or other projects. Brewers Live will continue to be hosted by Craig Coshun and Dario Melendez, with Bill Schroeder and Jerry Augustine serving as the analysts.
In 2012, the year after the last time the Brewers had a season as successful as 2018, only 150 games were broadcast on FS Wisconsin, and a half-dozen games were still not broadcast anywhere. This is definitely an improvement.