We’re jumping to the end for today’s pick. It was everything M’s fans could have hoped for last night. Mike Trout hit a homer, but King Felix was otherwise excellent. And the offence exploded for 10 runs–most coming late in an otherwise close game.
Mariners @ Angels 10:05pm
Ramirez (0-0) v Wilson (0-0)
Treat yoself–stay up late to watch this one. Last night’s game got a little wild as the Halos fell apart late. And the Mariners offence lived up to its billing. They just might score five runs a game all year long.
Dodgers @ Padres 6:40pm
Greinke (0-0) v Kennedy (0-0)
Great news. Zack Greinke’s recovered from the mysterious ankle ailment that prevented him from playing in Australia. Tune in to see if the Dodgers can E their way to another loss.
Best reason to watch the Padres in 2014: You saw him Sunday night,
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Rockies @ Marlins 7:10pm
Anderson (0-0) v Eovaldi (0-0)
Nate Eovaldi is no Jose Fernandez, but he’s very good. He could pile up a lot of K’s for a third-tier pitcher this season. He’s worth a look.
Best reason to watch the Rockies in 2014: On paper, the Rockies should be a lot better than pre-season predictions have them finishing.
Yankees @ Astros 7:10pm
Sabathia (0-0) v Feldman (0-0)
The Yankees have never lost a regular season game at Houston. And if nothing else, you can tune in to see the strange, strange sight that is Jacoby Ellsbury in pinstripes.
Best reason to watch the Astros in 2014: Chris Carter seems poised for a monster season, Jonathan Villar might swipe 50 bases, and Jarred Cosart is one of the most highly-anticipated prospects around.
Blue Jays @ Rays 7:10pm
Hutchison (0-0) v Cobb (0-0)
Drew Hutchison was just hitting his stride when the 2012 Tommy John epidemic ran through the Jays clubhouse. If his strong spring was any indication, he’s back and we should have a great pitching matchup in this one.
Best reason to watch the Blue Jays in 2014: To stay on top of injury news when the Jays you have on your fantasy team get hurt.
Phillies @ Rangers 8:05pm
Burnett (0-0) v Perez (0-0)
These teams combined of 24 runs yesterday in a wild one. Gotta figure we get 1-0 in 13 innings today.
Braves @ Brewers 8:10pm
Wood (0-0) v Lohse (0-0)
The Braves also have a Tommy John epidemic this season, but it’s hard to pin the blame on injured pitchers after they were shut out for the fifth time in their last seven games against the Brewers.
Best reson to watch the Brewers in 2014: As it’s been for several years now, Ryan Braun.
Giants @ D-backs 9:40pm
Cain (0-0) v Miley (0-1)
After striking out eight in his season debut in Australia, Wade Miley looks to continue that strong effort–and pick up a better result for his troubles. This one looks like a matchup that’ll produce a whole lot of strikeouts.
Best reason to watch the Giants in 2014: They should be a lot better than they were in 2013. And with all due respect to Pittsburgh, they have the nicest home park in the big leagues.
Indians @ Athletics 10:05pm
Kluber (0-0) v Kazmir (0-0)
A Jim Johnson meltdown in the ninth? Nobody saw that coming last night (except every O’s fan on the planet). The Corey Kulber Ascension and Scott Kazmir Redemption shows intersect tonight, and if they can keep the sewage out, fans in Oakland will be in for a treat tonight.