MLB on Sling TV: Cubs at Giants on ESPN; Regional Action on Fox Sports Networks

May 22, 2016 by Scott Ross

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 2-3, 3.51) at San Francisco Giants (Bumgarner 5-2, 2.45) 8pm ET on ESPN

The Cubs have been so good this year that Kyle Hendricks is their starter with the worst record and the highest ERA, and yet he’s having an OK year. He’s yet to give up more than 4 runs in any one start, he’s a got a 4.1 SO/BB ratio, a 1.05 WHIP, he’s only given up 2 homers in 41 innings… he’s given the Cbs at least a chance in every game he’s started. Not surprisingly, the three games in which he’s given up 4 runs have all been Cubs losses, and in each of those he’s given up hits in bunches or been bitten by shaky defense or a wild pitch… His last start saw the Cubbies fall 4-2 to the Brewers, as he gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, though he struck out 6.

Madison Bumgarner continues to snarl, snort and cuss his way through Major League lineups, and though his walk rate and home rate have popped a bit, he’s striking out 10.9 per 9 innings, he’s got a career low ERA of 2.45 and is on pace for his first 20-win season. His most recent starts was easily his best of the season, and among the best of his career. On May 17, he threw a complete game, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits, walked nobody and struck out 11 to lead the way to a 5-1 win. OK, it was against the Padres, and 4 of the K’s were of Adam Rosales, he of the .223 career batting average, but it still counts.

Watch the Chicago Cubs at the San Francisco Giants at 8pm ET Sunday on ESPN by subscribing to the Best of Live TV package..

And here’s the action from the FOX Sports regional networks across the land… (Starters, of course, subject to change)

Milwaukee Brewers (Anderson 2-5, 5.32) at New York Mets (Syndergaard 4-2, 2.19) 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin

Seattle Mariners (Miley 4-2, 4.32) at Cincinnati Reds (Simon 1-4, 10.34) 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati

Tampa Bay Rays (Archer 3-4, 4.38) at Detroit Tigers (Zimmerman 6-2, 2.45) 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & Fox Sports Sun

Washington Nationals (Scherzer 4-3, 4.01) at Miami Marlins (Conley 3-2, 3.40) 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Atlanta Braves (TBA WLERA) at Philadelphia Phillies (Eickhoff 1-6, 4.44) 1:35pm ET on FOX Sports South

Cleveland Indians (Salazar 4-2, 1.80) at Boston Red Sox (Porcello 6-2, 3.51) 1:35pm ET on SportsTime Ohio

Kansas City Royals (Ventura 4-2, 4.85) at Chicago White Sox (Rodon 1-4, 4.73) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City

Texas Rangers (Hamels 4-0, 3.10) at Houston Astros (Keuchel 2-5, 5.43) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

Toronto Blue Jays (Stroman 4-1, 4.23) at Minnesota Twins (Hughes 1-6, 5.70) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports North

Arizona Diamondbacks (Greinke 4-3, 5.08) at St. Louis Cardinals (Garcia 3-3, 2.86) 2:15pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona & FOX Sports Midwest

Baltimore Orioles (Jimenez 2-4, 5.60) at Los Angeles Angels (Weaver 3-3, 5.76) 3:35pm ET on FOX Sports West

New York Yankees (Pineda 1-5, 6.60) at Oakland Athletics (Hahn 1-1, 3.38) 4:05pm ET on YES

Los Angeles Dodgers (Maeda 3-3, 2.87) at San Diego Padres (Rea 3-2, 4.37) 4:40pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

Watch baseball on FOX and FOX Sports Regional Networks by subscribing to the Best of Live TV Beta Multi-Stream package..

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