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MLB Primetime Games
September 14, 2016
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Pirates vs Phillies
The Pirates will need to provide a little more offense to help their rookie pitcher Steven Brault against the Phillies. The youngster got only five runs from his teammates in his first five big league starts. He drew solid outings in his past three games and looks to continue his stretch on the road. Along with Jameson Taillon and Chad Kuhl, Brault is the third rookie currently in Pittsburgh rotations.
Orioles vs Red Sox
The two best hitting teams will put their best pitchers on the mound in this one. Baltimore will go with Kevin Gausman, who’s received at least five run support in three of his last five start. American League Cy Young contender Rick Porcello will be Boston’s weapon of choice for the matchup. He’s been even more rewarded than his counterpart, getting at least 10 runs support in four of his last five outing.
Marlins vs Braves
Things are not looking good for the Brave today. They will need to contend with one of the hottest pitcher in MLB right now, Jose Fernandez. His most recent performance was phenomenal, as he struck out 14 against the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers. it was his third 14 strikeout performance this season. Fernandez has a 3.65 ERA in four career starts at Turner Field. He gave up a career-high 9 runs in his last start at the Ted.
Brewers vs Reds
A sweep of the Brewers could be on the horizon for the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Despite top basestealer Billy Hamilton missing from that matchup for the Reds, second best speedster, Milwaukee’s Jonathan Villar, will be there. Villar has 54 steals this season and is 4 behind Hamilton. The Brewers shortstop is also shredding it with power this season. He posted his 16th home run on Tuesday.
Twins vs Tigers
The Tigers have the opportunity to gain ground in the American League Central and Wild Card Standing, as they continue their series versus the worst team in baseball, the Minnesota Twins. Detroit failed to win against them on Tuesday. It will now be on Anibal Sanchez to bring them to a victory. The hurler is in need of a good outing if he want to stay in the rotation when Jordan Zimmerman comes back from injury.
Athletics vs Royals
This will be the first time that A’s left-hander Sean Manaea will start against the organization that drafted him back in 2013. The Royals, on the other hand, will try to focus and get back into the post-season race. The fell the first two game of the series against Oakland and can’t afford to lose a third. They are trailing the Baltimore Orioles by five games in the American League Wild Card race.
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Rays vs Blue Jays
Scheduled Monday Rays starter Jake Odorizzi has not allowed a run in three straight games spanning 20 2/3 innings. Tampa Bay shortstop Brad Miller is 8-for-21 with three homers and seven RBIs during a six-game hitting streak.
Giants vs Marlins
National League Cy Young Award candidates Johnny Cueto of the Giants and Jose Fernandez of the Marlins are scheduled to square off. They have combined to hold the opposition to two or fewer runs in 28 of their 43 starts this season, although neither managed to win his last time out. Miami saw an high-profile chase come to an end in Sunday’s victory over the Rockies, as Ichiro Suzuki became the fourth player born outside the United States and 30th in major-league history to reach 3,000 hits.
Braves vs Brewers
Brewers rookie center fielder Keon Broxton reached base nine times in the series and is hitting .387 with seven walks, three doubles, two homers and seven RBIs in his past 12 games. Milwaukee leads the majors in stolen bases (116). They are led by Jonathan Villar, who stole two bases Sunday and opens the week tied with Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton for the major-league lead (43).
Astros vs Twins
Former top prospect and Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has endured an up-and-down campaign in his first full season in the majors but led the offense with a pair of home runs in Sunday’s 6-3 victory in Tampa Bay.
Reds vs Cardinals
The Reds are highlighting individual successes in an otherwise disappointing campaign and got three hits and four stolen bases from center fielder Billy Hamilton on Sunday. Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips is also red hot going 12-for-19 with eight RBIs in the last five games.
MLB Baseball Cash Draft Primetime Top Picks
June 17th 2016
Friday’s MLB baseball cash draft top picks (Play Now):
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Friday Primetime Matchups
|MATCHUP||TIME (ET)||PITCHING MATCHUP|
|Toronto||vs||Baltimore||7:05 PM||Aaron Sanchez vs Mike Wright|
|Arizona||vs||Philadelphia||7:05 PM||Robbie Ray vs Adam Morgan|
|Seattle||vs||Boston||7:10 PM||Hisashi Iwakuma vs Roenis Elias|
|Chicago||vs||Cleveland||7:10 PM||Jose Quintana vs Trevor Bauer|
|Atlanta||vs||New York||7:10 PM||John Gant vs Matt Harvey|
|Colorado||vs||Miami||7:10 PM||Jon Gray vs Adam Conley|
|San Francisco||vs||Tampa Bay||7:10 PM||Jeff Samardzija vs Chris Archer|
|New York||vs||Minnesota||8:10 PM||Masahiro Tanaka vs Pat Dean|
|Cincinnati||vs||Houston||8:10 PM||John Lamb vs Lance McCullers|
|Detroit||vs||Kansas City||8:15 PM||Michael Fulmer vs Yordano Ventura|
|Texas||vs||St. Louis||8:15 PM||Cole Hamels vs Michael Wacha|
|Los Angeles||vs||Oakland||9:35 PM||Matt Shoemaker vs Kendall Graveman|
|Milwaukee||vs||Los Angeles||10:10 PM||Zach Davies vs Julio Urias|
|Washington||vs||San Diego||10:40 PM||Joe Ross vs Christian Friedrich|