Tonight’s game between Cardinals and Pirates is broadcast exclusively on Apple TV+ and is not available on your local cable service provider or MLB.TV.
The game features the highly anticipated debut of Cardinals No. 2, Nolan Gorman, who started at second base.
Cardinal Adam Wainwright, 4-3 with a 3.15 ERA of the season, entered Friday with a 32-goal streak against the Buccaneers, one dating back to June 26, 2021. It’s the third longest negative streak against the Buccaneers in the MLB expansion era (since 1961), trailing Just About 36 Goalless Strips by Phil Necro (June 6, 1969 – April 10, 1971) and Jack Baldchon (September 25, 1961 – May 28, 1964).
Of Wainwright’s 32 goalless streak against the Pirates, 20 came in at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Pirates player Zach Thompson had never faced the Cardinal in his two-year MLS career before tonight. He made his best start with black and yellow, allowing only one hit across six goalless rounds against the Reds. Thompson saw a reversal in his fortune after the forgotten month of April, and he has yet to allow a run across 12 runs in May.
For more information on how to access “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+, visit the Apple Knowledge Base.
No subscription is required to watch “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV +. To access the “Friday Night Baseball” games on Apple TV +, simply follow these steps:
Launch the Apple TV app and select the game directly from there,
From the MLB.TV app, tap on Apple TV + Game to be redirected to the Apple TV app (if available),
Frequently asked questions:
Do I need an Apple account to watch free games?
Yeah. You must have an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account you use across all of your Apple devices, including your iPhone. Learn how to create a new Apple ID here.
How do I sign in to watch free games on Apple TV +?
Sign in with your Apple ID. Find out how to watch Friday Night Baseball here.
Do I need to enter payment information to watch free games?
no. Payment information is not required to view.
What devices can I watch games on?
Find out all the ways to watch Apple TV + here.
In which countries can I watch these games?
Games will be available on Apple TV + in the following locations in addition to the United States: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.
Design: If you’re using other Apple products, many of the Apple TV+ streaming elements — like the splash set graphics — will look familiar and consistent. The simple, clean aesthetic features the company’s classic “SF Pro” typeface.
cameras: Broadcasts make use of the Megalodon camera, which produces extremely high-resolution footage with a shallow depth of field. This creates a sharp focus on the subject of the shot – a cinematic feel that adds to the drama of the moment.
Integrated stats: If you are a fan of baseball and numbers, “Friday Night Baseball” has introduced a new feature that will keep you entertained throughout the match. The integrated statistics function, displayed unobtrusively at the bottom right of the screen, displays constantly updated probability numbers on a step-by-step basis. The respective scale is rotated and constantly takes into account the specific game state. For example, what is the probability that a hitter will produce an RBI when he encounters a 2-1 throw with the runners on the first, second, and one outside?
tune tracker: Guided music is a way for hitters to show their flair and connect with fans, and “Friday Night Baseball” elevates that experience to a high standard for home viewers. When a home team member comes to the board for the first time in the game, the Apple Music pop-up in the lower right will select their walking song.
new Horizons: Apple TV+ broadcasts focus on having a new and diverse set of voices calling out for games. One of the crew includes Melanie Newman (game after game), Hannah Keeser (analyst), and Brock Fletcher (reporter), along with former MLB player Chris Young (analyst). The other crew consists of Stephen Nelson (game after game) and another former defense player, Hunter Pence (analyst), along with Katie Nolan (analyst) and Heidi Watney (reporter).