Who's the woman calling Mets vs. Giants on ESPN Wednesday night? That'd be Jessica Mendoza.
The New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants are doing battle in the National League's Wild Card game Wednesday night, and the game is being broadcast on ESPN. If you aren't much of a baseball watcher, you may be wondering - who's the woman calling the game for the network? Her name is Jessica Mendoza - and if you've ever tuned into Sunday Night Baseball, you've seen her before. Tonight she's teamed up with Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone.
Mendoza, who was a college softball star at Stanford, has been with the network since 2007. Earlier this year, she was named the first full-time female analyst for ESPN's baseball coverage. Here's more on her role with the network, via ESPN:
On January 13, 2016, ESPN officially named Jessica Mendoza to the Sunday Night Baseball team as an analyst. The announcement was made after a historic 2015 for Mendoza, who became the first female analyst for a nationally televised MLB Postseason game on October 6, 2015: AL Wild Card Game on ESPN. A few months prior, she became the first female ESPN MLB game analyst during the August 24, 2015 edition of Monday Night Baseball. She appeared on several Sunday Night Baseball telecasts during the stretch run of the season. Her groundbreaking 2015 also included the accolade of becoming the first female analyst for a Men’s College World Series telecast.
The Mets vs. Giants game will be her second Major League Baseball Playoff game called - she also did the Yankees vs. Astros game last year. It should be a good one.