Two games postponed today (Twins at White Sox, weather & Royals at Red Sox, reasons). Let’s get to it:
1) Nationals at Mets, 7:10 EDT - Like last night’s Marlins-Reds game which was featuring some young talent this game has Stephen Strasburg facing Matt Harvey.
2) D’backs at Rockies, 6:40 MDT - The Rockies are a surprise with 11 wins, the 2nd most in baseball. and Jhoulys Chacin is one of the reasons - opposing hitters have a .211 BA. Paul Goldschmidt has a 15-game hitting streak to start the season, only the 4th longest in D’backs history.
3) Cardinals at Phillies, 7:05 EDT - The Roy Halladay Watch continues. Will he get back to form? Is he done? On the flip side, Jaime Garcia is ready to kill the St. Louis bullpen who have given up 10 9th-inning runs in his starts.
4) Dodgers at Orioles, 7:05 EDT - The O’s and Dodgers are a combined 53 games under .500 in interleague play. Also a re-match of the 1966 World Series which Baltimore swept.
5) Mariners at Rangers, 7:05 CDT - The Mariners are on game five of 16 game set, and play 30 games in 31 days. The Rangers have Yu Darvish. Doesn’t seem fair on its face.
A’s at Rays, 7:10 EDT - Hey it rhymes! Anyway, the Oakland A’s have the most wins in the AL and a 3-game lead in the AL West. The Rays? A .333 winning percentage. But Alex Cobb is pitching so added excitement.
Braves at Pirates, 7:05 EDT - The Braves have the best record in baseball. The Pirates have the second worst offense in the NL. Not a great matchup on paper.
8) Yankees at Blue Jays, 7:05 EDT - Brandon Marrow is 3-1 with a 1.30 ERA in four starts in the Bronx. Andy Pettitte is creeping up on 250 wins.
9) Tigers at Angels, 7:05 PDT - This game should be higher up the list but the Angels are just not doing well. Why? MLB Ranking: Hitting, 5th; Pitching, 30th; Defense, 27th.
10) Cubs at Brewers, 7:10 CDT - Cubs are so happy to be in a dome tonight. And WTW still hopes that one day this will be a important rivalry. One day.
11) Padres at Giants, 7:15 PDT - Madison Bumgarner can go 4-0 with a win. He’d be the first to do so in MLB.
12) Indians at Astros, 7:10 EDT - I can’t help but wish that Len Barker pitched against Mike Scott. But instead we have Brett Myers and Lucas Harrell. The Astros are on a 5-game losing streak.
13) Marlins at Reds, 7:10 EDT - Giancarlo Stanton is back!