There are 16 MLB games set to take place on Friday. There are plenty of fun matchups worth keeping an eye on. If you plan on catching the best of the action there will be a lot to sort through. We’ve identified some of the best games, fantasy options, and rookies to watch here.
Best Games To Watch
The Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays are both second in their respective divisions and are set to face off for the first time this year on Friday. Toronto swept the Atlanta Braves in its last series and is looking to gain momentum, while Philadelphia has won seven of its last 10 games. The Phillies rank 10th in total hits and the Blue Jays are 11th. Both sides racked up hits in their last two spring training matchups against each other, so baseball fans should hope to get more of that.
The New York Mets have still given up the least runs in MLB and will have to get their offense going to get past the Tampa Bay Rays’ Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow is capable of keeping the score low consistently and is third in MLB with 75 Ks through 49 1⁄3 innings. Can New York maintain its 1.5 game lead over the Phillies in the National League East?
The Cincinnati Reds are still one of the best MLB teams at the plate and will face off against the Colorado Rockies’ struggling German Marquez ahead of the weekend. Marquez has given up the fifth-most earned runs (24) this year and is second in walks (24) as well. He’s clearly not the best at limiting hitters from getting on base this season, and the Reds are one of the best teams to capitalize on that weakness. Only four teams have more RBIs than Cincinnati this year.
Rookies to Watch
The Seattle Mariners’ Jared Kelenic went 0-for-4 in his MLB debut earlier this week and remains one of the American League’s top Rookie of the Year contenders. He slashed .293/.369/.521 with 31 home runs and 115 RBIs in 775 plate appearances through 178 games in the minors and it’s only a matter of time before he gets going in the big leagues. Seeing the rookie go head to head with the Cleveland Indians’ Aaron Civale should be interesting.
MLB regular season schedule for Friday, May 14th
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Royals vs. White Sox, 3:10 p.m. ET
Giants vs. Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Angels vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Blue Jays, 7:37 p.m. ET
Braves vs. Brewers, 8:10 p.m. ET
Royals vs. White Sox (double-header), 8:10 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET
Rangers vs. Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Indians vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Cardinals vs. Padres, 10:10 p.m. ET
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