MLB on Sling TV: Tigers at Nationals on ESPN; regional action on Fox Sports networks

May 09, 2016 by Scott Ross

Detroit Tigers (Sanchez 3-3, 5.87) at Washington Nationals (Strasburg 5-0, 2.36) 7pm ET on ESPN

Anibal Sanchez had his best start of 2016 on Wednesday, going 7 innings against the Indians, striking out 7 and giving up all the runs in a game the Tigers lost 4-0. That was his best game, thus far. Sanchez is striking out 9.7 per 9 innings, but he’s also walking 5.6 per 9, and giving up 9.4 hits per 9, which, not surprisingly, leads to a lot of runs. And while the “Quality Start” – 6 or more innings, 3 or fewer earned runs – is kind of a garbage stat, the fact that Sanchez doesn’t have a single one is pretty damning.

The Tigers last night lost their sixth game in a row, falling 8-3 to the Rangers, and dropping their record to 14-16.

Stephen Strasburg, on the other hand, is enjoying perhaps the best start of his career. The 6’ `4” fireball is second in NL wins, 9th in WHIP at 1.00, 7th in K’s per 9 with 10.1, 10th in innings at 42, 4th in strikeouts at 47, 6th in SO/BB at 5.22… you get the idea. Strasburg most recently held in check the World Champion Royals, with a line of 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 SO, on the way to 13-2 victory for the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals are 19-12 after suffering the final loss of a four-game sweep at the hands of the Cubbies, who won it on a Javier Baez walkoff homer in the 13th inning to make it 4-3. The Nats’ Bryce Harper joined Jimmy Foxx, Jeff Bagwell and Andre Thornton as the only players ever to walk 6 times in a single game.

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..

Meanwhile, FOX Sports regional networks across Los Estados Unidos have more baseball than you can watch in a night…

Kansas City Royals (Young 1-4, 5.76) at New York Yankees (Nova 1-1, 5.14) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & YES

Milwaukee Brewers (Peralta 2-3, 7.50) at Miami Marlins (Fernandez 3-2, 4.28) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Wisconsin

Pittsburgh Pirates (Niese 3-1, 5.94) at Cincinnati Reds (Straily 1-1, 3.56) 7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati

Chicago White Sox (Gonzalez 0-0, 8.44) at Texas Rangers (Lewis 2-0, 3.32) 8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest

San Diego Padres (Vargas 0-1, 1.10) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 3-1, 1.57) 8:05pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

Baltimore Orioles (Wilson 1-1, 3.04) at Minnesota Twins (Berrios 1-1, 6.75) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports North

Cleveland Indians (Kluber 2-3, 3.35) at Houston Astros (Fiers 2-1, 5.35) 8:10pm ET on SportsTime Ohio

Arizona Diamondbacks (De La Rosa 3-4, 4.60) at Colorado Rockies (Chatwood 4-2, 2.15) 8:40pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona

Tampa Bay Rays (Moore 1-3, 4.95) at Seattle Mariners (Hernandez 2-2, 2.21) 10:10pm ET on Fox Sports Sun

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