MLB on Sling TV: Giants at Cardinals on ESPN; regional action on Fox Sports Networks

Jun 05, 2016 by Scott Ross

(all times Eastern, starters subject to change)

San Francisco Giants (Peavy 2-5, 6.34) at St. Louis Cardinals (Martinez 5-5, 3.69)
8pm ET on ESPN

Just days after his 35th birthday, Jake Peavy finds himself slogging through what is shaping up to be the worst season of his 15-year career: He’s got an ERA 1.4 runs higher than ever before, his second-worst strikeout and home run rates, a career-high WHIP, and he’s on pace for a career high in losses, dovetailing nicely with his career-low winning percentage. All that said, he’s pitched well in 3 of his last four starts, most recently pitching 7 shutout innings, giving up just a hit, against the Braves en route to a 4-0 win. Yeah, the Braves have the worst offense in the bigs, but they’re still a Major League team. Kinda…

Carlos Martinez was both lucky and good in his first 4 starts, going 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA, thanks to a .182 BABIP, and despite an underwhelming 6.4 K’s per 9. Then he got roughed up by the Nats, and after that left a game against the Pirates after just 3 ⅓, having succumbed to fatigue. In his next two starts, he has so little in the tank that he gave up 8 runs in 10 innings, and induced only 10 swinging strikes, about half his normal rate. Like so many before him, he hit bottom against the Cubs: 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 7 SO. And then, like so many others before him, he looked real good against the Brewers, fanning 8 in 8 innings of 5-hit shutout ball. Hopefully he’s turned the corner.

Watch the San Francisco Giants vs. the St. Louis Cardinals 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…

Kansas City Royals (Young 2-5, 5.94) at Cleveland Indians (Kluber 4-6, 4.15)
1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & SportsTime Ohio

New York Mets (Harvey 4-7, 5.37) at Miami Marlins (Fernandez 8-2, 2.53)
1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-5, 2.12) at Detroit Tigers (Verlander 4-5, 4.11)
1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit

Washington Nationals (Roark 4-4, 2.70) at Cincinnati Reds (Moscot 0-3, 7.13)
1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati

Los Angeles Angels (Chacin 2-3, 4.42) at Pittsburgh Pirates (Cole 5-4, 2.72)
1:35pm ET on FOX Sports West

Milwaukee Brewers (Peralta 3-6, 6.51) at Philadelphia Phillies (Nola 4-4, 2.88)
1:35pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin

New York Yankees (Sabathia 3-4, 2.85) at Baltimore Orioles (Gausman 0-3, 3.78)
1:35pm ET on YES

Tampa Bay Rays (Smyly 2-7, 4.77) at Minnesota Twins (Duffey 2-4, 4.57)
2:10pm ET on FOX Sports North & Fox Sports Sun

Arizona Diamondbacks (Corbin 2-5, 4.96) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 9-0, 1.56)
2:20pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

Seattle Mariners (Iwakuma 4-4, 4.41) at Texas Rangers (Holland 4-4, 4.78)
3:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

Atlanta Braves (Wisler 2-5, 3.16) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Kazmir 4-3, 4.38)
4:10pm ET on FOX Sports South

Colorado Rockies (Gray 3-2, 5.76) at San Diego Padres (Shields 2-7, 4.28)
9:10pm 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..

All stats courtesy of ESPN and Baseball Reference

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