All 30 MLB teams are scheduled to take the field on Wednesday, April 28th. The action will begin at 1:10 p.m. ET when the Minnesota Twins travel to take on the Cleveland Indians, and the last first pitch of the night is set to take place at 9:45 p.m. ET with the San Francisco Giants hosting the Colorado Rockies. To get you ready for the full slate of baseball, here’s a look at some of the top games, fantasy implications and rookies to watch on Wednesday night.
Best Games To Watch
The best game of the night will feature the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates playing the second of a two-game series at 6:35 p.m. ET. The Royals remain atop the American League Central standings with a 14-8 record, while the Pirates are in the mix early in a competitive National League Central. Pittsburgh is tied with the St. Louis Cardinals at 12-11, just two games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Pirates won each of their last three games.
In the afternoon, it’s not a bad time to settle in to the final game of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers series that will get started at 4:10 p.m. The Reds are going for a road sweep of a Dodgers team that has lost five of its last six games. Cincinnati is 11-12 after a hot start, while the Dodgers are at 15-9 in a four-way tie for the best record in baseball.
From a fantasy perspective, it might make sense to insert some Texas Rangers batters into the lineup. They are hosting the Los Angeles Angels, which have by far the worst ERA in the league at 5.22. The Angels are turning to Alex Cobb, who hasn’t gotten off to a great start so far with a 6.28 ERA in three starts. Texas has been just about average at the plate as a team, but Nick Solak has seven home runs this season including two in Tuesday night’s win over the Angels. He is knocking one out in one of every 12.6 at-bats so far this season.
Rookies to Watch
Chicago White Sox hitter Yermin Mercedes remains one of the most exciting rookies in the sport, and he is continuing his hot start to the season. Through 20 games and 74 at-bats, he is hitting .432 with a .475 on-base percentage for one of the best offenses in the sport. Mercedes has recorded at least one hit in every game in which he received three or more at-bats. For the Miami Marlins, be sure to take a look at Jazz Chisholm Jr. He’s having a big series against the Brewers with three hits in six at-bats as he brings his .375 on-base percentage to the plate.
MLB regular season schedule for Wednesday, April 28th
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Twins vs. Indians, 1:10 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Brewers, 1:40 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Reds vs. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET
Red Sox vs. Mets, 6:40 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET, FS1, FOX Sports GO app
Phillies vs. Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET
Angels vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Tigers vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET
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