MLB on Sling TV: Mets at Yankees on ESPN; Regional Action on Fox Sports Networks

Aug 03, 2016 by Scott Ross

(All times Eastern, starters subject to change)

Mets (Matz 8-7, 3.35) at New York Yankees (Green 1-2, 4.56)
7pm ET on ESPN

Steven Matz took a tough loss in his last outing, as he gave up just 2 runs over 6 innings, but the Mets’ bats and bullpen failed him, as the team suffered a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Rockies. Matz is now 1-6 over his last seven decisions, with a 4.37 ERA, thanks to a .372 BABIP and 7 home runs in just 57 ⅔ innings. Of late, he’s been dealing with a bone spur in his elbow, but recently assured fans he’s “feeling really good.”

The Mets got some much needed offensive help at Monday’s trade deadline, acquiring NL RBI leader Jay Bruce from the Reds. Bruce, 29, who has slugged 25 homers with 90 RBI and an .875 OPS this season, made his Mets debut last night, going 0-for-4, but they still beat the Yankees 7-1 behind 7 shutout innings from Jacob deGrom. The Mets are now 7 ½ back in the NL East, but just a game and a half off the pace in the Wild Card race.

Ivan Nova was originally slated to start tonight’s game, but he was just one of many guys shipped out of the Bronx to over the final days before the trade deadline. Pitching in Nova’s stead is rookie Chad Green, who’s been victimized by the long ball in his 3 starts, giving up 7 in just 14 1/3 innings, leading to a 7.53 ERA as a starter. Nova is headed to the Pirates, Aroldis Chapman has been with the Cubs for a week, Andrew Miller is an Indian, and Carlos Beltran joined the Rangers. GM Brian Cashman wisely saw he had an aging and overpaid team that was, at 53-52 and 5 ½ back of the Wild Card, not going nowhere, and turned a handful of guys who were of no real use into perhaps the best minor league system in baseball.

Watch the New York Mets vs. the New York Yankees at 7pm ET on ESPN by subscribing to Sling Orange..

Here’s the baseball available on FOX Sports Regional Networks across the land for Sling Blue subscribers:

Miami Marlins (Koehler 8-8, 4.18) at Chicago Cubs (Lackey 8-7, 3.69)
2:20pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Milwaukee Brewers (Guerra 7-2, 2.70) at San Diego Padres (Jackson 1-2, 5.46)
3:40pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

Washington Nationals (Scherzer 11-6, 2.85) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Godley 3-1, 5.62)
3:40pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

New York Mets (Matz 8-7, 3.35) at New York Yankees (Green 1-2, 4.56)
7:05pm ET on YES

Texas Rangers (Hamels 12-2, 2.83) at Baltimore Orioles (Gausman 2-8, 4.18)
7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

Chicago White Sox (Sale 14-4, 3.17) at Detroit Tigers (Fulmer 9-2, 2.50)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit

Kansas City Royals (Volquez 8-9, 4.70) at Tampa Bay Rays (Odorizzi 5-5, 3.88)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & Fox Sports Sun

Minnesota Twins (Duffey tk) at Cleveland Indians (Bauer 7-4, 3.64)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports North & SportsTime Ohio

Pittsburgh Pirates (Locke 8-6, 5.43) at Atlanta Braves (Whalen NA)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southeast

St. Louis Cardinals (Wacha 6-7, 4.38) at Cincinnati Reds (Reed 0-5, 7.07)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati & FOX Sports Midwest

Oakland Athletics (Graveman 7-7, 4.15) at Los Angeles Angels (Weaver 8-8, 5.14)
10:05pm ET on FOX Sports West

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

All stats courtesy ESPN and Baseball Reference.

Back to What's On