Happy weekend once again. A full slate of action tonight like every Friday night. The highlight for those of you of a certain age is a rematch of the 1972 World Series. What? You don’t have a burning desire to relive the 1972 World Series? Man, nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.
Of more current relevance are the Orioles and Jays meeting in Toronto. As I mentioned this morning, Baltimore is on a roll and they’re in the process of meeting first Toronto and then Boston on the road. Could be a big week or so for them. Out west we have just as big a matchup in Seattle, where the Rangers take on the Mariners. Stay up late and watch it so you don’t have to play catchup at the end of the year when they’re involved in the most compelling division race and you need to pretend you know what you’re talking about.
Note: that last bit was me talking to myself more than any of you. What? I go to bed early. I’m old. Sue me.
Detroit Tigers (Mike Pelfrey) @ New York Yankees (CC Sabathia), 7:05 PM EDT, Yankee Stadium
Philadelphia Phillies (Jeremy Hellickson) @ Washington Nationals (Stephen Strasburg), 7:05 PM EDT, Nationals Park
St. Louis Cardinals (Michael Wacha) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Gerrit Cole), 7:05 PM EDT, PNC Park
Baltimore Orioles (Kavin Gausman) @ Toronto Blue Jays (Marco Estrada), 7:07 PM EDT, Rogers Centre
Houston Astros (Lance McCullers) @ Tampa Bay Rays (Matt Andiese), 7:10 PM EDT, Tropicana Field
Oakland Athletics (Sonny Gray) @ Cincinnati Reds (Anthony DeSclafani), 7:10 PM EDT, Great American Ball Park
Chicago Cubs (Jason Hammel) @ Atlanta Braves (Bud Norris), 7:35 PM EDT, Turner Field
Boston Red Sox (Steven Wright) @ Minnesota Twins (Tyler Duffey), 8:10 PM EDT, Target Field
Kansas City Royals (Ian Kennedy) @ Chicago White Sox (Chris Sale), 8:10 PM EDT, U.S. Cellular Field
New York Mets (Matt Harvey) @ Milwaukee Brewers (Junior Guerra), 8:10 PM EDT, Miller Park
San Diego Padres (Andrew Cashner) @ Colorado Rockies (Jon Gray), 8:40 PM EDT, Coors Field
Miami Marlins (Justin Nicolino) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin), 9:40 PM EDT, Chase Field
Cleveland Indians (Corey Kluber) @ Los Angeles Angels (Hector Santiago), 10:05 PM EDT, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Texas Rangers (Derek Holland) @ Seattle Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma), 10:10 PM EDT, Safeco Field