Baseball has survived a few Coronavirus breakouts across a few teams. Now as we head in to a new week keep reading for every MLB game you will want to watch!
Must Watch MLB Games Aug 10-16
Monday, August 10
Atlanta at Philadelphia at 6:05 PM ET
After dropping their series opener 5-0 on Friday, the Braves won two straight on Saturday and Sunday by the combined scored of 13-2. Atlanta is the better statistical team on offense and defense and they have the better roster of impressive talent, starting with Freddie Freeman and a player that has MVP potential in Ronald Acuna Jr.
San Francisco at Houston at 9:00 PM ET
Believe it or not, San Francisco has the better record coming into this matchup and Houston has lost five straight. Still, Frisco has dropped three of four and the defending AL Champion Astros are completely desperate right now. Houston is the better statistical team on offense and defense and the Astros have won five straight in this inter-league series.
Tuesday, August 11
Chicago at Cleveland at 7:10 PM ET
Chicago had their six-game winning streak unceremoniously snapped in their embarrassing 13-2 road loss at Kansas City on Thursday. Cleveland has won five of six while allowing two runs or less five times. The Cubs rank eighth in scoring, but the Indians are getting it done with some stupendous defense that ranks first in all of baseball.
San Diego at LA Dodgers at 9:40 PM ET
The Padres rank second in scoring and have won two of three. Including a 9-5 win over Arizona on Sunday. The Dodgers rank second in runs allowed and have won four of five. LA took two of three against San Diego last week, but Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suddenly has the look of the best player in all of baseball.
Wednesday, August 12
Arizona at Colorado at 3:10 PM ET
Arizona lost two of three against San Diego over the weekend, while Colorado has been one of the biggest surprises in all of baseball in winning 11 of their first 14 games while ranking fourth in scoring and third in runs allowed. With the D-Backs ranking an identical 26t in scoring and runs
Minnesota at Milwaukee at 7:10 PM ET
Despite dropping four straight, the Twins have mostly living up to their preseason status as one of the top contenders in the American League. Milwaukee is off to a slow start after dropping seven of their first 13 and the Brewers rank 11th in scoring, but just 22nd in runs allowed. The Twins have won three of the last four in is inter-league rivalry and will turn to veteran right-hander Kenta Maeda to start this affair.
Thursday, August 13
Baltimore at Philadelphia at 4:00 PM ET
At 7-7 coming into the new week, Baltimore has exceeded expectations early on while ranking ninth in scoring and a decent 17th in defense. While Philly ranks 11th in scoring, the Phils have been abysmal defensively in giving up just over 5.5 runs per game. The O’s have won two straight while Philly has dropped two in a row while getting routed twice by Atlanta. Despite being on the road, this matchup looks like a contest Baltimore could very well win.
Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs at 7:15 PM ET
The Brewers have won three of their last five while putting eight runs or more on the board twice, including their 9-3 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. Chicago had their six-game winning streak snapped the last time they took to the diamond on Thursday, but the Cubs have the best unit for either club with their offense ranking eighth in scoring. The Cubs recorded an emphatic 9-1 win the last time these two met on July 26, but the Brewers have won four of the last six in this NL Central rivalry.
Friday, August 14
St. Louis at Chicago White Sox at 8:10 PM ET
St. Louis has lost three straight while giving up a whopping 15 combined runs over their last two games. Chicago has won four of their last five games while scoring five runs or more in each victory and seven or more in three of those wins. The Cards have Top 10 defense, but they’re struggling mightily to score runs and that just doesn’t bode well coming into this affair.
LA Dodgers at LA Angels at 8:40 PM ET
It’s more of the same for both LA-based franchises as the Dodgers rank sixth in scoring and second in defense while the Halos rank a solid 12th in scoring, but an awful 23rd in runs allowed. Sorry, but Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon just won’t be enough to put the Angels over the top in this matchup.
Saturday, August 15
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati at 6:10 PM ET
Cincinnati hasn’t wowed anyone by going 7-9 heading into Monday, but the pitiful Pirates have lost 13 of 16 to start the season and look more like a minor league ballclub than anything else in ranking 23rd in scoring and 28th in runs allowed.
Boston at NY Yankees at 715 PM ET
Boston foolishly traded former AL MVP winner Mookie Betts, but they just don’t have enough offensive firepower to keep up with a Yankees team that ranks first in scoring and will enter this matchup looking to get back in the win column after losing two straight at Tampa Bay over the weekend.
Sunday, August 16
Cleveland at Detroit at 1:00 PM ET
At 8-5 through 13 games, Detroit has gotten off to as good a start as can be realistically expected. While Cleveland hasn’t been overly impressive in ranking just 28th in scoring, the Tribe are ranked first in all of baseball in defense by limiting the opposition to just over two runs per game.
Atlanta at Miami at 1:10 PM ET
Say what? Miami has won seven of their first 10 this season despite dealing with some major coronavirus issues. Still, I wouldn’t expect the Marlins to be able to keep pace with an Atlanta team that ranks fifth in scoring and sixth in runs allowed.