MLB on Sling TV: Reds at Nationals, Angels at Red Sox, or Cubs at Mets on FOX; Yankees at Padres on FS1
Cincinnati Reds (Straily 4-5, 4.38) at Washington Nationals (Ross 7-4, 3.30) or Los Angeles Angels (Santiago 4-4, 5.27) at Boston Red Sox (Buchholz 3-8, 5.90) or Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 12-2, 2.10) at New York Mets (Colon 6-4, 2.86) 7:15pm ET on FOX
New York Yankees (Nova 5-5, 5.32) at San Diego Padres (Pomeranz 7-7, 2.76) 10:10pm ET on FS1
Ivan Nova has yet to recapture the magic of his rookie season of 2011, when he went 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA. In the years since, he’s dealt with inflammation in his rotator cuff and triceps, as well as a torn UCL that required Tommy John surgery. Nova started 2016 in the bullpen, where he compiled a 5.14 ERA in 14 innings. Since moving to the rotation on May 9, he’s made 10 starts, lasting just 55 ⅓ with an ERA of 5.37 thanks to 66 hits, including 12 homers. His last start was a no-decision against the Rangers in which he gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings.
Drew Pomeranz, 27, has emerged as the Padres’ ace in his first season with the team, and just his second season as a fulltime starter. Pomeranz showed promise in Oakland, where he finally got a handle on the walks that had dogged him in Colorado, but this year they’ve crept back up to 4 per 9 innings. However, his strikeout rate has jumped even further, from 8.6 to 10.4, and the continued drop in his BABIP, to .250, have led to a newfound level of success. He did, however, just endure a 5-game stretch where he pitched 28 innings with a 5.46 ERA, though his last start saw him get back on track, as he posted 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO in a 3-0 win over the Reds.
Watch the Cincinnati Reds vs. the Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Angels vs. the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs vs. the New York Mets at 7:15pm ET; and then catch the New York Yankees vs. the San Diego Padres on FS1 at 10:10pm ET on Saturday by subscribing to the Best of Live TV Beta Multi-Stream package..
And here’s the action from the FOX Sports regional networks across the land…
Cleveland Indians (Bauer 6-2, 3.19) at Toronto Blue Jays (Estrada 5-3, 2.81) 1:07pm ET on SportsTime Ohio
Texas Rangers (Gonzalez 0-0, 9.00) at Minnesota Twins (Duffey 3-6, 5.59) 2:10pm ET on FOX Sports North & FOX Sports Southwest
Milwaukee Brewers (Nelson 5-6, 3.60) at St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright 6-5, 5.04) 2:15pm ET on FOX Sports Midwest & FOX Sports Wisconsin
Detroit Tigers (Verlander 7-6, 4.30) at Tampa Bay Rays (Snell 1-2, 3.54) 4:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & Fox Sports Sun
Miami Marlins (Fernandez 10-3, 2.28) at Atlanta Braves (TBD) 4:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports South
Kansas City Royals (Duffy 3-1, 3.24) at Philadelphia Phillies (Nola 5-7, 4.45) 5:50pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City
San Francisco Giants (Samardzija 8-5, 3.91) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Corbin 4-6, 4.99) 10:10pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona
Watch baseball on FOX and FOX Sports Regional Networks by subscribing to the Sling Blue package.