(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.
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.