If they want that first pitch sooner, they should back things up and start their pregame show at 7:30 instead of 8.
I swear they intentionally make these games last longer than they should. I was working Thursday night but I get a break every hour and watch it in the break room. At about 10:15 it was in the top of the 6th inning. I get back there at 11 and it's only in the bottom of the 7th.