MLB on Sling TV: Pirates vs. Cardinals on ESPN; Regional Action on Fox Sports Networks

Jul 05, 2016 by Sling Staff

(All times Eastern, starters subject to change)

Pittsburgh Pirates (Brault NA) at St. Louis Cardinals (Leake 5-6, 4.13) 8pm ET on ESPN

An already tough Pirates season took another big blow when promising starter Jameson Taillon was scratched from this game and put on the DL with a sore shoulder. In his place will be Steven Brault, a 24-year-old lefty who’ll be making his Major League debut. In 35 innings Brault has giving up 13 runs on 35 hits and 15 walks, while striking out 44, with a 2.57 ERA.

Mike Leake’s first six starts no doubt had Cardinals fans wondering why on Earth John Lackey was allowed to leave town. Through May 4, Leake was 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA. Mercifully he’s been much better since then, pitching 63 ⅔ with a 3.11 ERA, and 5.125 SO/BB. His last start was a 7-inning, 3-run effort in a 4-2 loss to the World Champion Royals.

Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals at 8pm ET on ESPN by subscribing to the Best of Live TV package..

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

Cincinnati Reds (Finnegan 3-7, 4.48) at Chicago Cubs (Lackey 7-4, 3.27) 2:20pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati

Atlanta Braves (Foltynewicz 2-2, 3.72) at Philadelphia Phillies (Eflin 0-2, 5.75) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southeast

Milwaukee Brewers (Davies 5-4, 4.22) at Washington Nationals (Gonzalez 4-7, 4.81) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin

Kansas City Royals (Young 2-7, 6.24) at Toronto Blue Jays (Dickey 5-9, 4.21) 7:07pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City

Detroit Tigers (Sanchez 5-8, 6.05) at Cleveland Indians (Carrasco 4-2, 2.56) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & SportsTime Ohio

Los Angeles Angels (Lincecum 1-2, 6.75) at Tampa Bay Rays (Odorizzi 3-3, 3.91) 7:10pm ET on Fox Sports Sun & FOX Sports West

Miami Marlins (Chen 4-3, 5.11) at New York Mets (Matz 7-3, 3.40) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Texas Rangers (Griffin 3-0, 2.93) at Boston Red Sox (Price 8-5, 4.74) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

New York Yankees (Tanaka 5-2, 3.35) at Chicago White Sox (Rodon 2-6, 4.24) 8:10pm ET on YES

Oakland Athletics (Manaea 3-4, 5.40) at Minnesota Twins (Milone 0-2, 6.23) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports North

San Diego Padres (Friedrich 4-3, 3.96) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Godley 1-0, 4.35) 9:40pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona & FOX Sports San Diego

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

All stats courtesy ESPN and Baseball Reference.

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