Kruk and Kruk? That's going to get confusing.
But it's also going to be entertaining seeing broadcasters from the announcing teams of both the Phillies and Giants, including Kruk 1 (Mike Krukow) and Kruk 2 (John Kruk), come together during their upcoming June 18-20 series. The broadcast will be available exclusively on Peacock, NBC's free streaming service, for in-market viewers. Here's the full announcement, via Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing:
Major League Baseball (MLB) and Peacock today announced the Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants three-game series on June 18, 19 and 20 will be presented on Peacock nationwide. During Father’s Day weekend, fans anywhere in the U.S. can watch Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and the first place Giants host Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and the Phillies for free. Sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com/sports.
The weekend series on Peacock combines the announcing teams of both historic franchises together in one broadcast for a unique presentation for all fans. Jon Miller (Giants) will serve as play-by-play announcer, alongside analysts Mike Krukow (Giants), John Kruk (Phillies), and Jimmy Rollins (Phillies) live from Oracle Park. The live coverage will also include special features and guest contributors. Additionally, Peacock will deliver comprehensive pregame coverage leading up to each game.
Miller, a National Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster and the Baseball Hall of Fame's 2010 Ford C. Frick Award winner, will be surrounded by former players, with Krukow representing his Giants and both Kruk and Rollins representing the Phillies. Krukow normally works alongside Duane Kuiper, who recently announced that he will be missing more games than usual to undergo chemotherapy treatment.
Meanwhile, Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy will have the weekend off — and he's busy, anyway.
It should be a fun series regardless of who's on the call, seeing as the Giants sit atop the loaded NL West while the Phillies have won six of their last seven games, including walk-off victories in three of their last four. However, with this broadcast crew full of fan-favorites and the intriguing "special features and guest contributors" add-on, there's more reason for excitement. The Giants took two out of three games in an April matchup, with the Phillies' win coming on a walk-off Andrew Knapp single in the final contest.