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Braves’ Monday intrasquad game will be televised

Pitcher Mike Soroka (center) talks with catcher Tyler Flowers (left) and pitching coach Rick Kranitz during a Braves workout at Truist Park. Soroka is scheduled to start for one group of Braves in an intrasquad game Monday.
Pitcher Mike Soroka (center) talks with catcher Tyler Flowers (left) and pitching coach Rick Kranitz during a Braves workout at Truist Park. Soroka is scheduled to start for one group of Braves in an intrasquad game Monday.

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

In an example of sports networks’ current thirst for live programming, a Braves intrasquad game will be televised Monday.

Fox Sports Southeast will show Braves vs. Braves beginning at 7 p.m., the first extended telecast of the team in action since the coronavirus pandemic shut down spring training in March.

The 90-minute telecast will be hosted by Jerome Jurenovich and Paul Byrd from the Fox Sports South/Southeast studios in Midtown Atlanta, with Kelly Crull reporting from Truist Park. The plan isn’t for a traditional game broadcast, but for Jurenovich and Byrd to discuss the action and the upcoming season as viewers look in on the intrasquad scrimmage.

Mike Soroka and Josh Tomlin are scheduled to be the starting pitchers Monday for the two groups of Braves.

Fox Sports Southeast also will televise two Braves exhibition games against the Miami Marlins on July 21 (7 p.m.) and July 22 (4 p.m.) at Truist Park. Chip Caray and Jeff Francoeur will call those games.

The Braves began summer training July 3 as they prepare for the start of their pandemic-delayed regular season July 24 against the Mets in New York.