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How to watch, what to watch for on May 19th of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Wednesday, May 19th in the 2021 MLB season.

Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals adjusts his batting gloves during at at-bat against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on May 16, 2021 in San Diego, California. Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images

We have a full 15-game slate Wednesday in the majors, with the first game starting at 1:10 p.m. ET between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. We are going to take a look at the best games on the schedule, rookies to keep an eye out for, and fantasy spotlight.

Best Games To Watch

We have more great pitching matchups than games on Wednesday in MLB. However, there is one game that everybody should be checking out and that is the Cleveland Indians taking on the Los Angeles Angels at 8:07 p.m. ET.

The Indians defeated the Angels 6-5 on Tuesday night, snapping their four-game losing streak. Also in that game, Shohei Ohtani hit his 14th home run of the season to lead the majors. Ohtani will be on the mound for the Angels, while the Indians will roll out Aaron Civale.

The 26-year-old Ohtani has a record of 1-0 and 2.10 ERA through five starts this season. He has also produced 40 strikeouts in 25.2 IP. The former AL Rookie of the Year is off to a great start and has positioned himself as a potential AL MVP candidate. Meanwhile, Civale has a stellar record of 5-1 and 3.40 ERA through eight starts this season.

A couple other games to check out on Wednesday is the Chicago White Sox wrapping up their three-game series at 1:10 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Then at 7:05 p.m. ET, the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies will play Game 2 out of their three-game series.

Fantasy Spotlight

For Wednesday, we are going to highlight St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado, who is starting to heat up and look like the player we saw in Colorado. The veteran infielder is hitting .300 with 10 home runs, 29 RBI, and an OPS of .938. He has hit a home run in four consecutive games, making him one of the highest valued third baseman in DFS. He’s only averaging 9.2 fantasy points per game, but has had five straight games of 10 fantasy points or more.

Rookies to Watch

We were going to highlight rookie pitcher Trevor Rogers for our rookies to watch today, who is having a dynamic season on the mound for the Marlins. Instead, we are going to discuss Mariners’ top pitching prospect Logan Gilbert, who made his debut last week and will be back on the mound tonight. The 24-year-old struggled in his first start against the Indians, where he allowed 5 hits (2 HR), 4 earned runs, but struck out 5 hitters in 4.0 IP. He will be looking to bounce back tonight against the Detroit Tigers at 10:10 p.m. ET.

MLB regular season schedule for Wednesday, May 19th

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White Sox vs. Twins, 1:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Rockies vs. Padres, 4: 10 p.m. ET
Giants vs. Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rays vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, 7:37 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET
Pirates vs. Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Indians vs. Angels, 8:07 p.m. ET
Brewers vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET
Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
Tigers vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET

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