Dodgers Add Lyons, Downing to Broadcast Team

The Dodgers announced the new alignment for their radio/TV coverage of the team. When Scully, starting his 56th year, does his 100-plus games on TV only, he'll continue to work solo and the broadcast will be simulcast for the first three innings. The final six innings on radio will feature Charley Steiner, who replaces Ross Porter, doing play-by-play and Rick Monday acting as his colorman.

Scully will not cover road games other than in the National League West, broadcasting the Dodgers against San Francisco, San Diego, Arizona and Colorado.

Steiner will do play-by-play with Lyons on other TV games. Monday, starting his 12th year with the team as a broadcaster, will then do radio play-by-play with Downing as his partner.

Downing, a who pitched six seasons for the Dodgers in the 1970s and was 20-9 in 1971, has done game color work for cable TV and radio since his retirement. He also hosted Dodger talk radio shows.

Lyons, who caught for the Dodgers in 1990 and 1991 and is still part of Fox's national baseball coverage, became the Dodgers' choice after attempts to hire former Dodgers Eric Karros and Steve Sax, among others, failed.

Dodgers executive vice president Lon Rosen said that with these last two hirings "We believe we've actually improved on the best broadcasts in all of baseball."