Tigers fans weren't the only ones slighted by ESPN's April schedule for Sunday Night Baseball. A schedule featuring six different teams -- including three appearances by the New York Yankees -- in the first five matchups of the season sent many fanbases into a tizzy as ESPN's apparent East Coast bias continued to shine through.
This doesn't seem to be the case in May, as the Tigers are slated for three separate Sunday night appearances throughout the month. They will face off against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on May 10th, their second series in as many weeks against the defending AL champions. The Tigers' second appearance of the month will come one week later when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals, one of their three road interleague series on the season. Their final Sunday night appearance of the month will come on May 31st against the Los Angeles Angels, the final matchup of a seven-game road trip.
The Tigers made four appearances on Sunday Night Baseball in 2014. Their first appearance was on May 18th and capped off a sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The victory improved their record to 27-12, now an infamous figure after how the rest of the season unfolded. The Tigers lost to the Red Sox on their second Sunday night appearance on June 8th, then were blown out by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, July 6th. Their final appearance on Sunday Night Baseball in 2014 came on September 7th, a 6-1 victory over the eventual world champion San Francisco Giants.
ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcasting crew has not changed from 2014. Dan Schulman will return to do the play-by-play. He is joined in the booth by analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk, with MLB insider Buster Olney reporting from various places around the ballpark.