Thursday, August 24th, 2023


Brendan Burke (Play-by-Play) Joined in MLB Sunday Leadoff Booth by Analysts Mark Gubicza and Todd Zeile

Ahmed Fareed Hosts Pregame Coverage on Peacock at 11:30 a.m. ET, Alongside Former World Series Champion Nick Swisher

STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 24, 2023 – Three-time All-Star Pete Alonso and the New York Mets host the Los Angeles Angels on MLB Sunday Leadoff this Sunday, August 27, at 12:05 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock.

Alonso, who was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2019, is second in the NL and third in the MLB in home runs (39) this season. Alonso is also tied for second in the MLB in RBIs with 95.

Play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke will be joined in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth from Citi Field by analysts Mark Gubicza and Todd Zeile. Game analysis in the MLB Sunday Leadoff booth is provided each week by announcers from the participating teams.

Gubicza, a 14-year MLB veteran as a pitcher with the Royals and Angels, was a two-time All-Star (1988, 1989) and was part of Kansas City’s World Series-winning team in 1985. Gubicza serves as an Angels analyst on Bally Sports West and has called three Angels games on Peacock, including this seasons’ Angels-Blue Jays game on July 30 and the Angels-Guardians game on May 14.

A 16-year MLB veteran from 1989-2004, Zeile spent three seasons with the Mets (2000-01, 2004) and played for a total of 11 teams throughout his career. He currently serves as a Mets studio analyst on SNY.

This week’s MLB Sunday Leadoff coverage begins with the pregame show at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. Ahmed Fareed is the pre- and postgame host of MLB Sunday Leadoff and also serves as the in-game reporter.

Former World Series champion Nick Swisher, who had a 12-year MLB career, will serve as this week’s pre- and postgame analyst alongside Fareed.

How to Watch:

Date Show Time (ET) Platform
Sun., Aug. 27 MLB Sunday Leadoff Pregame 11:30 a.m. Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 Angels vs. Mets 12:05 p.m. Peacock


  • Play by Play: Brendan Burke
  • Analysts: Mark Gubicza and Todd Zeile
  • Pre- and Postgame Host/In-game Reporter: Ahmed Fareed
  • Pre- and Postgame Analyst: Nick Swisher

Beginning on Sunday, April 23, when the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Colorado Rockies from Citizens Bank Park, Peacock will stream an NBC Sports-produced baseball game live in 19 of 20 weeks. Each game will feature NBC Sports-produced pre- and post-game shows on Peacock.

On each of the 19 Sundays that Peacock presents a game, it will be scheduled as the exclusive home of live MLB action until 1:35 p.m. ET that day, when the remainder of the day’s schedule will begin. The package will include start times of 11:35 a.m. ET (six games), 12:05 p.m. ET (10 games), and 1:05 p.m. ET (three games).

The MLB Sunday Leadoff package began in 2022 with 18 exclusive Sunday morning games on Peacock, continuing NBC Sports’ storied baseball tradition. The first Major League Baseball television broadcast was a 1939 Cincinnati Reds-Brooklyn Dodgers doubleheader on W2XBS (the precursor to WNBC-TV) in New York.

NBC Sports was a home to the first World Series broadcast in 1947, the first All-Star Game nationally broadcast in 1952, and has televised 39 World Series – more than any other network. Additionally, from 1957-2000, NBC Sports was home to a wealth of baseball programming, including Game of the Week and Monday Night Baseball telecasts, more than 30 All-Star Games, and countless Postseason moments.

Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of Sunday Night Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, Big Ten football (beginning in September), and much more.  Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.

To learn more about Peacock and MLB Sunday Leadoff, including how to sign up, click here.

2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff Schedule on Peacock

Date Time (ET) Matchup
August 27 12:05 p.m. Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets
September 3 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers