MLB on Sling TV: Red Sox at Yankees on ESPN; regional action on Fox Sports Networks

May 08, 2016 by Scott Ross

Boston Red Sox (Wright 2-3, 1.67) at New York Yankees (Severino 0-4, 6.31), 8pm ET on ESPN
At 31 years of age, Steve Wright is enjoying what may prove to be a breakout season. The knuckleballer’s made five starts, going at least 6 innings every time, and finds himself with a 1.67 ERA. While the movement on his pitch has led to a lot of walks (15) and hit batsmen (3), it’s also made it tough to tee off on him, as he’s kept batters to just .278 home runs and 6.124 hits per 9 innings. Yeah, knuckleballers can be frustratingly streaky, but right now he’s got the hot hand, and even if his ERA jumped a full 2 runs – entirely possible, he’ll still be a valuable front-of-the-rotation guy for Boston.

Luis Severino was called up in September of last year and made quite a splash, making 11 starts totalling 62 ⅓ innings, with a 2.89 ERA and 8.1 K/9. This year? The 22-year-old has taken already lost 4 games, and surrendered 37 hits. He’s got just one Quality Start this season, and most recently got slapped around by the O’s, who got to him for 4 runs on 5 hits (2 homers) and 2 walks in 6 innings, as the Yankees fell 4-1. Even before that start, there was talk of Severino facing possible demotion, but his fastball still tops 95 and the Yankees think he just needs to slow things down and rely more on his secondary pitches. We’ll see.

Watch the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees at 8pm ET Sunday on ESPN by subscribing to the Best of Live TV package..

And here’s the action from the FOX Sports regional networks across the land… (Starters, of course, subject to change)

Kansas City Royals (Volquez 3-2, 3.13) at Cleveland Indians (Tomlin 4-0, 3.13), 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & SportsTime Ohio

Milwaukee Brewers (Guerra 1-0, 6.00) at Cincinnati Reds (Lamb 0-0, 1.50), 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati & FOX Sports Wisconsin

Philadelphia Phillies (Nola 2-2, 2.92) at Miami Marlins (Nicolino 2-0, 2.70), 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida

Texas Rangers (Perez 1-2, 3.60) at Detroit Tigers (Verlander 2-3, 6.49), 1:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & FOX Sports Southwest

Arizona Diamondbacks (Corbin 1-3, 4.91) at Atlanta Braves (Foltynewicz 0-1, 9.82), 1:35pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona & FOX Sports South

Minnesota Twins (Duffey 0-1, 1.74) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-1, 1.40), 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports North

Pittsburgh Pirates (Cole 2-3, 3.95) at St. Louis Cardinals (Wacha 2-2, 2.65), 2:15pm ET on FOX Sports Midwest

Tampa Bay Rays (Moore 1-3, 4.95) at Los Angeles Angels (Tropeano 1-1, 3.42), 3:35pm ET on Fox Sports Sun & FOX Sports West

New York Mets (Harvey 2-4, 4.76) at San Diego Padres (Cashner 2-2, 4.85), 4:40pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

Watch baseball on FOX and FOX Sports Regional Networks by subscribing to the Best of Live TV Beta Multi-Stream package.

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