MLB on Sling TV: Cubs at Nationals on ESPN; regional action on Fox Sports Networks

Jun 13, 2016 by Scott Ross

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 4-5, 2.90) at Washington Nationals (Scherzer 7-4, 3.57) 7pm ET on ESPN

Kyle Hendricks is maybe the Cubs worst starter, with the fewest wins, lowest winning percentage, highest ERA, fewest WAR… But he’d be no worse than the #3 starter on most teams in the Majors, thanks to his 2.90 ERA, 3.80 SO/BB, and his .5 HR/9IP. His last start was Tuesday against the Phillies, as he gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks over 5 innings, while striking out 6 in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies. Following last night’s 13-2 pounding of the Braves, the Cubs still possess the best record in all of baseball at 43-18, and are in first place, 9 games ahead of the Cardinals.

After getting slapped around by the Cubs on May 7, when he gave up 7 runs – including 4 homers – in 5 innings, Max Scherzer was record was 3-2 and his ERA was 4.60. Five days later, Scherzer tied a Major League record by striking 20 Detroit Tigers in 9 a 9-inning game en route to a 4-2 win. Sicen that bad day against Chicago, he’s gone 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA and a 6.1 SO/BB ratio. Against the White Sox on Wednesday he went 7 shutout innings, giving up just 5 hits and a walk, while whiffing 6. The Nationals remain in first place in the NL East at 39-24, 4 ½ games ahead of the Mets, after last night’s 5-4 walk-off win over the Phillies.

Watch the Chicago Cubs vs. the Washington Nationals at 7pm ET Monday 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…

Cincinnati Reds (Wright 0-2, 7.20) at Atlanta Braves (Blair 0-4, 7.13) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati & FOX Sports Southeast

Detroit Tigers (Boyd 0-1, 3.38) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 2-8, 5.06) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit

Cleveland Indians (Carrasco 2-1, 3.48) at Kansas City Royals (Volquez 5-6, 4.25) 8:15pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & SportsTime Ohio

Los Angeles Dodgers (Bolsinger 1-3, 5.75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Greinke 8-3, 3.84) 9:40pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

Minnesota Twins (Nolasco 2-4, 5.17) at Los Angeles Angels (Weaver 5-5, 5.56) 10:05pm ET on FOX Sports North & FOX Sports West

Texas Rangers (Ramos 1-2, 3.58) at Oakland Athletics (Manaea 2-4, 6.20) 10:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

Miami Marlins (Chen 3-2, 4.56) at San Diego Padres (Rea 3-2, 4.74) 10:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports San Diego

Milwaukee Brewers (Anderson 4-6, 4.21) at San Francisco Giants (Cain 1.5, 5.20) 10::15pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin

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

All stats courtesy of ESPN and Baseball Reference

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