New York Mets (deGrom 3-1, 2.62) at Pittsburgh Pirates (Nicasio 4-4, 4.75) 7:40pm ET on ESPN2
Over his last five starts, Jacob deGrom has pitched 32 ⅓ innings, striking out 31 and walking 11, while giving up 25 hits and posting a 3.06 ERA, and for his efforts, he’s taken a no-decision each time, with the Mets going 2-3 in those games. The losses were by scores of 4-3, 3-2, and most recently, 2-1, in a game against the White Sox in which deGrom whiffed 10 over 7 innings, and allowed just 1 run, on a solo homer. Man, that has got to be frustrating…
Juan Nicasio’s return to the starting rotation is offering diminishing returns following a promising beginning. In his first five start, Nicasio threw 27 innings with a 3.33 ERA and 29 strikeouts; his next five starts yielded: 26 IP, 34 H, 20 R, 9 BB, 22 SO, 5 HR for a 6.23 ERA. On Thursday, against the Marlins he went 6, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 4, and got no decision in a 4-3 loss.
The rains came to Pittsburgh last night, washing out the scheduled matchup between the Mets Steven Matz and the Pirates Jonathon Niese, a game that has been moved to 4pm today.
And here’s the action from the FOX Sports regional networks across the land…
Kansas City Royals (Ventura 4-3, 4.82) at Baltimore Orioles (Jimenez 2-6, 6.59) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City
Los Angeles Angels (Huff NA) at New York Yankees (Pineda 2-6, 6.41) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports West
St. Louis Cardinals (Leake 4-4, 3.82) at Cincinnati Reds (Lamb 1-3, 5.58) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati & FOX Sports Midwest
Toronto Blue Jays (Sanchez 5-1, 2.99) at Detroit Tigers (Boyd 0-1, 3.94) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit
Houston Astros (Keuchel 3-7, 5.50) at Texas Rangers (Hamels 5-1, 3.39) 8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest
Miami Marlins (Conley 3-3, 3.72) at Minnesota Twins (Dean 1-2, 4.15) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports North
Oakland Athletics (Manaea 2-3, 6.16) at Milwaukee Brewers (Davies 3-3, 4.53) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin
Tampa Bay Rays (Moore 2-3, 5.46) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Greinke 7-3, 4.29) 9:40pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona & Fox Sports Sun
Atlanta Braves (Blair 0-4, 7.55) at San Diego Padres (Rea 3-2, 4.85) 10:10pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego & FOX Sports Southeast
Cleveland Indians (Anderson 1-3, 6.81) at Seattle Mariners (Miley 5-2, 5.85) 10:10pm ET on SportsTime Ohio