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How to watch, what to watch for on May 12th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Wednesday, May 12th in the 2021 MLB season.

Adolis Garcia #53 of the Texas Rangers at bat against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field on May 9, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

We have a jam-packed 15-game schedule in the majors Wednesday, beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET. Before first pitch between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets at Citi Field, we’ll take a look at the best games on the schedule, rookies to keep an eye out for, and fantasy spotlight.

Best Games To Watch

There aren’t a lot of great pitching matchups across the majors on Wednesday that we had the luxury of having on Tuesday night. With that being said, there are still some games on the schedule that are worth checking out. The last game of the night should be interesting to watch between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles took the first game of the mini two-game set, winning 6-4 on Tuesday. Both teams are also in third place in their respective divisions. Justin Dunn will be on the mound for the Mariners, while Julio Urias will get the start for the Dodgers. Dunn has a record of 1-0 and an ERA of 3.59. Despite having 17 walks in 25.2 IP, Dunn has at least went 5.0 IP in four consecutive starts for the Mariners. As for Urias, he has a record of 4-1 with an ERA of 3.59 in seven starts this season. Unlike Dunn, who has double digit strikeouts, Urias has put up 46 strikeouts in 42.1 IP.

A couple other games to check out during the day are the Orioles taking on the Mets as Matt Harvey makes his return to the Big Apple at 12:10 p.m. ET and the Toronto Blue Jays going up against the Atlanta Braves at 7:20 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Fantasy Spotlight

For Wednesday’s fantasy spotlight, we are going to look at Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jesse Winkler. The veteran right fielder has played a major role in the Reds’ early season success, which has helped them be one of the more prolific offenses in the league. Winkler leads the team in batting average .374, to go along with a OBP of .432 and .682 SLG. When it comes to MLB DFS, Winkler is averaging 11.2 fantasy points per game and has recorded a hit in five consecutive games.

Rookies to Watch

We only have one rookie to highlight on Wednesday and that is Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia. The 28-year-old rookie has been one of the more consistent, productive bats in a Texas’ offense that can go hot and cold at any moment. The 6-foot-1 outfielder is currently slugging .292/.333/.585 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. He leads all rookies in both HRs and RBI. Garcia is making most of his opportunity after being designated for assignment back in February and then getting re-signed to a minor league deal. He’s a guy that I would try to grab in standard fantasy baseball leagues or just play in DFS.

MLB regular season schedule for Wednesday, May 12th

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Orioles vs. Mets, 12:10 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Pirates, 12:35 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Indians, 1:10 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Angels vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Twins vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

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