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MLB Opening Day schedule 2021: Live stream, matchups, game times, how to watch first day of baseball season
MLB Opening Day 2021 is set for April 1And yes, there will be fans. MLB had no in-person attendance during the 2020 regular season as the league played a 60-game campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 15 ballparks hosting Opening Day games on April 1 will allow at least limited attendance. You can find every team's early season attendance plan here.
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Houston Astros schedule: How to watch, live stream games during 2021 MLB season
The 2021 MLB season kicks off April 1Sep 1, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of Chicago White Sox hat and glove against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park.
Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
Long time American League East Division rivals meet when New York hosts Baltimore for the second of a three game series. First pitch for theis slated for 6:35 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. New York won the season series 7–3 last year and the five of the wins were by two or more runs. Seven runs or fewer were scored in five games, which led to a 5–5 split on run total wagers. There was a positive for Baltimore as the against the Yankees with a 6–3 victory at home on Sept. 4, 2020. The Yankees are thick chalk tonight.
Baltimore opened their season with a 3–0 series sweep of the Red Sox on the road in Boston. After getting rained out on Opening Day, Boston managed just two hits and Baltimore won the series opener 3–0 on Friday. The Orioles won the second game 4–2, and then completed the sweep with an 11–3 blowout win on Sunday. SI MLB experts project thethis season. They are listed as +10000 underdogs to win the World Series at DraftKings. Baltimore will struggle against top MLB teams, and that showed during the loss to the Yankees last night.
Fantasy Baseball 2021: Closer job security rankings, tiers heading into Opening Day
This is how confident you should feel in the relievers you drafted prior to Opening DayAnd, as we head into the season, you can see why. I broke down every team's save situation into tiers based on one simple standard: Do we know who their closer is? By my count, there are 13 teams whose closer is definitely known, and another seven or so with a pretty obvious presumptive closer -- not even close to enough for every team in a 12-team league to have two. And, those 19 include plenty of guys with potentially tenuous holds on their jobs anyway -- I would say there are only around 12 teams where I think the closer is both secure in their job and actually a good pitcher.
New York struggled on offense and opened their season with a 2–1 series loss at home to Toronto. The Yankees managed just six hits, and went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, during a 3–2 (F10) loss on Opening Day. Getting their offense back on track, the Yankees had 11 hits during a 5–3 win in the second game. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Randal Grichuk hit second-inning home runs and the Blue Jays posted a 3–1 win in the series finale.hit his eighth career grand slam, and Aaron Judge hit his first home run of the season, during the Yankees 7–0 win in the series opener.
Back at the top of the pitching rotation, RHP Gerrit Cole makes his second start of the season for New York. He allowed two runs, on five hits over 5.1 innings, and received a no-decision on Opening Day. Second-year RHP Dean Kremer makes his first start of the season for Baltimore. He allowed just two runs, on five hits over 11 innings during, during two starts against the Yankees in September last year. The Orioles are averaging 11.5 strikeouts per game. That’s not good when facing Cole, as he averaged 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings last season. Lay the runs and bet on New York.
MLB Power Rankings: Reigning Champ Dodgers Eye Repeat
In the first MLB Power Rankings of the new season, the defending champion Dodgers begin the year in pole position. The wait is over: Baseball is back.The 2021 season begins Thursday. The prospect of jumping from a 60-game sprint to a typical 162-game slog feels akin to preparing for a 10K and then deciding to run a marathon. For players and fans alike about to embark on the journey, remember to stay hydrated.To commemorate what should be a national holiday, it’s time for the first MLB Power Rankings of the new season.
Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-152) ATS at
'My body was all chills': Eduardo Rodriguez, Trey Mancini moved by receptions after COVID-19, cancer battles
Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and Orioles slugger Trey Mancini faced off Wednesday after both missed the 2020 season.One day, Rodriguez hopes to build back to his form of 2019, when the Boston Red Sox hoped to earn their lefty his 20th win on the final day of the season, only for the bullpen to blow a lead against Mancini’s Orioles.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
Struggling squads meet when Arizona visits Colorado for a National League West Division matchup. First pitch for theis slated for 8:40 p.m. ET at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. This is the first of 19 scheduled games this season. These teams split the season series 5–5 last year and seven of the 10 games resulted in 13 or more total runs. Three games were played in Denver and they were all high-scoring contests. Arizona won twice (12–8 and 13–7) and Colorado avoided the sweep with an 8–7 victory. The Rockies are slim favorites at home.
Arizona enters this contest following a travel day on Monday. The Diamondbacks opened their season with a four-game series in San Diego. The Padres jumped out to a 6–1 lead, before falling behind 7–6 after five innings, but rallied to an 8–7 win on Opening Day. Arizona managed just four hits and was shutout 7–0 in the second game. Following a 4–2 win by the Padres in the third game,avoided a sweep with a 3–1 victory in the series finale. Second baseman Ketel Marte is off to a hot start as he went 9-for-16, and posted a .536 batting average, over four games in San Diego.
MLB weekend winners and losers: Byron Buxton continues to mash; Mets, Yankees off to underwhelming starts
The Twins center fielder has an OPS north of 1.700 to start the seasonOne of the San Diego Padres offseason pitching acquisitions threw the first no-hitter in franchise history this past Friday night. No, it wasn't Yu Darvish. Nope, not Blake Snell either. It was a more unexpected pitcher in right-hander Joe Musgrove. Against the Texas Rangers, Musgrove ditched his fastball and mostly relied on his secondary pitches, which proved to be a great decision. Of his 112-pitch outing, 77 pitches were strikes.
Colorado opened their season with four games at home against defending. The Rockies pulled off the biggest upset on Opening Day as they posted an 8–5 win as +185 underdogs in the series opener. The Dodgers bounced back with an 11–6 victory in the second game. Colorado put up a decent fight but lost 6–5 and 4–2 during the final two games of the series. The Rockies posted a weak .222 team batting average, and a 5.75 team earned run average, over the four-game series. Colorado and Arizona are both to win the World Series.
The Rockies have an edge in the pitching matchup tonight. RHP Germán Márquez makes his second start of the season for. He allowed one run, on six hits and six walks over four innings, and received a no-decision on Opening Day. Colorado won both games Márquez started against Arizona last season. Ranked fifth on the depth chart, RHP Luke Weaver is making his first start of the season for Arizona. Colorado scored nine runs, on 13 hits over just 8.1 innings, during two games Weaver started for the Diamondbacks last season. Bet on the moneyline and back the Rockies.
Pick: Colorado Rockies (-117) moneyline at
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Chicago White Sox's Carlos Rodon throws MLB's second no-hitter of 2021 .
Just five days after Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter of the 2021 season, Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon threw the second vs. Cleveland."That was awesome. A whole team effort," he told NBC Sports Chicago after the game. "I can't believe it. I can't.