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Today we are going to get our first look at teams returning to play after having to postpone their games due to COVID. Elsewhere around the league, we have some aces making their second starts against other teams’ lower tier pitchers making their season debuts.
Should be fun to watch, so who you got?
The two teams who have been idle due to Covid now face off in Baltimore. Gerrit Cole is back on the mound for the Yankees after having a stellar debut cut short (rain) against the Nationals. Expect the same type of showing from Cole, while the Yankees lineup should be taking some big hacks in Camden Yards. Besides, didn’t you hear Big Game Bob a few days ago – go with the Yankees and Cole.
Braves over Rays
This one is going to be a fun one if you’re a fan of a good pitchers matchup – which, really means it’s going to be tight or a hit parade. To me, there’s just something about Atlanta’s Mike Soroka. In his opening day start against the Mets, he didn’t have his best stuff, but found a way to grind it out and keep his team in the game. Charlie Morton is going to want to bounce back after a poorer showing in his first game of the year, but I think the Braves bats support their young ace and get him his first win.
Angels over Seattle
We are looking at a matchup of the known vs the unknown. Andrew Heaney had a good showing in his first start of the season as he takes on the young former Mets prospect Justin Dunn. While Dunn will be fun to watch later this year, today is his first start of the season. Seattle will most likely have to rely on bullpen in this one, and that won’t be helpful. The Halos lineup improved this offseason and the Mariners bullpen at least for now has given up a lot of runs, which means the young Dunn will need a lot of run support to come out on top.
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