MLB on Sling TV: Diamondbacks at Padres on FS1; Monday’s Action on FOX Sports Regional Networks

Sep 19, 2016 by Sling Staff

(all times Eastern, starters subject to change)

Arizona Diamondbacks (Shipley 4-3, 5.66) at San Diego Padres (Richard 2-3, 3.00)
10pm ET on FS1 or FOX Sports Arizona

Since making an atrocious Major League debut that saw him surrender 6 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks in 5 ⅓, D’back starter Braden Shipley has been merely bad. Yes, there was the 3-start stretch where he went 19 innings with a 0.95 ERA, but he walked 8 and had a BABIP of .212 – it wasn’t going to last. His next 4 starts were: 23 IP 29 H 19 R 7 BB 9 SO 6 HR 7.04 ERA. Incredibly, a move the pen made things even worse, as he gave up 8 runs in 7 ⅔. So of course they moved him back to the rotation.

Clayton Richard is the Pete Best of the 2016 Chicago Cubs, having been cut from the team after posting a 6.43 ERA in 14 innings spanning 25 appearances – not exactly what you’re looking for from a lefty specialist out of the pen. But unlike Best, who receded into obscurity, Richard has had the Fates smile upon him, pitching 37 innings with a 1.70 ERA since returning to San Diego, where he’d played from 2009 to 2013. And as a starter, he’s been even better, with a 0.90 ERA over his last 30 innings.

The Diamondbacks and the the Padres are currently in a pitched battle for last place in the NL West, with the D’backs at 63-86 holding a 1-game advantage, which is to say they’re in 4th place, ahead of the Padres, not that they hold an advantage in the fight for 5th place, ya dig?

Watch the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. the San Diego Padres at 10pm ET Monday on FS1 by subscribing to Sling Blue.

And here’s the action from the FOX Sports regional networks across the land…

Chicago White Sox (Rodon 7-9, 4.04) at Kansas City Royals (Ventura 10-11, 4.42)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southeast

Atlanta Braves (Blair 0-6, 8.23) at New York Mets (Syndergaard 13-8, 2.43)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southeast

Washington Nationals (Cole 1-2, 4.71) at Miami Marlins (Chen 5-4, 4.99)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Cincinnati Reds (Adleman 2-4, 4.21) at Chicago Cubs (Hammel 14-9, 3.60)
8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati

Los Angeles Angels (Chacin 5-8, 5.43) at Texas Rangers (Perez 2-3, 6.04)
8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest & FOX Sports West

St. Louis Cardinals (Martinez 14-8, 3.15) at Colorado Rockies (Anderson 5-5, 3.65)
8:40pm ET on FOX Sports Midwest

Arizona Diamondbacks (Shipley 4-3, 5.66) at San Diego Padres (Richard 2-3, 3.00)
10:10pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

Watch baseball on FOX and FOX Sports Regional Networks by subscribing to the Sling Blue.

All stats courtesy of ESPN and Baseball Reference

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