San Francisco Giants (Samardzija 1-0, 3.38) at Los Angeles Dodgers (Maeda 1-0, 0.00) 8pm ET Sunday on ESPN
(Available to Best of Live TV subscribers)
Despite having led American League pitchers in hits, home runs and earned runs allowed, Jeff Samardzija was signed in the offseason to help the Giants make their even-year march to the World Series, and so far he’s been pretty OK – far better than last year, anyway. On Monday, he led the Giants to a 7-2 win over the Rockies, pitching eight innings, and giving up just two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five – he even hit a double. His walk rate has ballooned a touch so far, but his K’s are up and homers are down and his ERA is a run and a half better than last year. It’s still early, but if he pitches like this all season, the Giants will have gotten a bargain.
Kenta Maeda was signed by the Dodgers to help fill the gaping void left by the departure of Zack Greinke and, thus far, his Major League career is the stuff of legend-in-the-making, as he’s had two starts, going six innings in each one, giving up five hits, zero runs while striking out four. Add to that the fact that he’s gone one-for-five with a home run (and a 149 OPS+), and he’s already established himself in the NL Rookie of the Year race, alongside teammate Corey Seager.
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Here’s the action from the FOX Sports Regional Networks across the land for Best of Live TV Beta Multi-Stream subscribers:
Seattle Mariners (Iwakuma 0-1, 4.09) at New York Yankees (Tanaka 0-0, 3.38) 1:05pm ET on YES
Atlanta Braves (Chacin 0-0, 0.00) at Miami Marlins (Cosart 0-0, 5.79) 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports South
Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-0, 2.31) at Tampa Bay Rays (Moore 0-0, 3.00) 1:10pm ET on Fox Sports Sun
New York Mets (Matz 0-1, 37.80) at Cleveland Indians (Kluber 0-2, 4.85) 1:10pm ET on SportsTime Ohio
Milwaukee Brewers (Davies 0-0, 0.00) at Pittsburgh Pirates (Nicasio 1-1, 5.00) 1:35pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin
Detroit Tigers (Sanchez 2-0, 3.38) at Houston Astros (Fiers 0-1, 6.55) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit
Los Angeles Angels (Tropeano 1-0, 0.00) at Minnesota Twins (Gibson 0-2, 4.22) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports North & FOX Sports West
Cincinnati Reds (Moscot 0-0, 0.00) at St. Louis Cardinals (Wacha 1-0, 3.48) 2:15pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati & FOX Sports Midwest
Baltimore Orioles (Wright 1-0, 7.20) at Texas Rangers (Holland 1-0, 2.31) 3:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest
Kansas City Royals (Medlen 1-0, 3.60) at Oakland Athletics (Gray 1-1, 2.70) 4:05pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City
Arizona Diamondbacks (Corbin 0-1, 3.46) at San Diego Padres (Erlin 1-1, 0.93) 4:40pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego & FOX Sports Arizona
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