Wednesday’s Mets vs Phillies Game to be Broadcast Exclusively on Facebook

The New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies game on Wednesday will include a small part of history.

The two teams will participate in MLB’s first digital-only national regular-season game broadcast with the 1:10 p.m. game airing exclusively on Facebook Watch.

Facebook Watch is a video platform that launched last August.

“This partnership with Facebook reflects the ongoing commitment of Major League Baseball and our clubs to connect with people around the world,” said Tony Petitti, deputy commissioner of business and media for Major League Baseball. “It is a major creative step forward in serving our diverse, passionate community of fans, who will enjoy a uniquely interactive experience watching our games on Facebook each week.”

The game will feature Noah Syndergaard squaring off against Aaron Nola, and fans can tune into Facebook and watch from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices.

MLB Network will produce the game, with play-by-play man Scott Braun, analysts Cliff Floyd and John Kruk, and in-game reporter Alexa Datt on the call. The broadcast crew will take a social-first approach and interact with the audience throughout the broadcast to bring the ballpark experience to Facebook, according to MLB.

How to watch on mobile and desktop:

1. Search for “MLB Live” on Facebook

2. Follow the “MLB Live” show page

How to watch on TV

1. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for “MLB Live”

2. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET)

• Wednesday, April 4: PHI-NYM, 1:10 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 11: MIL-STL, 1:15 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 18: KC-TOR, 4:07 p.m.
• Thursday, April 26: ARI-PHI, 1:05 p.m.
• Thursday, May 3: LAD-ARI, 3:40 p.m.
• Thursday, May 10: SF-PHI, 1:05 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 16: TEX-SEA, 3:40 p.m.
• Thursday, May 24: LAA-TOR, 12:37 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 30: STL-MIL, 1:10 p.m.

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