TBS telecasts of Braves-Brewers NLDS include Jeff Francoeur as analyst

Former Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur is a broadcaster for Braves telecasts.
Former Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur is a broadcaster for Braves telecasts.

Braves fans will hear a familiar voice on the national telecasts of their team’s National League Division Series games against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jeff Francoeur, the lead analyst for Braves regular-season games on regional networks Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast, will serve as the analyst on the TBS coverage of the Braves-Brewers series.

He’ll join play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo in the booth for the series, which begins with Game 1 at 4:37 p.m. Friday. Matt Winer will be the in-game reporter for the series. Orsillo is the lead play-by-play voice for the San Diego Padres during the regular season.

The other NLDS, matching the San Francisco Giants against Los Angeles Dodgers, also will be on TBS. The Giants-Dodgers series will be called by play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson and analyst Ron Darling, with reporting from Lauren Shehadi. Anderson calls Brewers games during the regular season.

Francoeur also is scheduled to work the NL Championship Series on TBS later this month. He’ll be joined on the NLCS telecasts by Anderson, Darling and Shehadi.

In addition to his role on Bally Sports’ Braves telecasts, Francoeur worked some non-Braves national games on TBS during the regular season. He first called postseason games on TBS in 2019.

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A former outfielder with the Braves and seven other MLB teams, Francoeur completed a 12-year major-league playing career in 2016. He served as an analyst on nine Braves telecasts in 2017 and 25 in 2018 before becoming the lead analyst, working about 100 games, in 2019.

TBS’ coverage of the NLDS will begin with a pregame studio show at 4 p.m. Friday. The show will be hosted by Ernie Johnson, who’ll be joined on the set by Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson. The same cast will return for postgame analysis on TBS.

During the NLCS, which starts Oct. 16, Bob Costas will host on-site pregame and postgame studio coverage on TBS, joining Martinez, Rollins and Granderson.

Bally Sports South/Southeast won’t televise games during the postseason, but does plan to broadcast its own postgame show at the conclusion of each Braves game.

The show, “Braves Live Postseason Edition,” will air from a set in The Battery Atlanta, adjacent to Truist Park, immediately following every home and road Braves postseason game. Hosted by Chip Caray, who’ll be joined by Paul Byrd, Kelly Crull, Nick Green, Brian Jordan and Peter Moylan, the show will air on Bally Sports South after NLDS Games 1, 2, 3 and (if necessary) 4 and on Bally Sports Southeast after Game 5 (if necessary).

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