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How to watch, what to watch for on May 2nd of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Sunday, May 2nd in the 2021 MLB season.

Trevor Rogers of the Miami Marlins delivers the pitch in the third inning of an MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on April 15, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

MLB will wrap up the weekend with a 15-game slate that will feature all 30 teams on Sunday. Start times will run from 1:05 p.m. ET to 7:00 p.m. ET. Looking to key in on all the best action. We’ve identified some of the best matchups, fantasy targets, and rookies to watch here.

Best Games To Watch

The Milwaukee Brewers sit atop the National League Central and will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have fallen behind the San Francisco Giants by half a game in the National League West. The reigning champs have a chance to reclaim the top spot if Julio Urias puts together a complete game, but Milwaukee keeps finding ways to win.

The final matchup of the night will be between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. The Phillies have taken control of the National League East with a 13-14 record, but have split the first two games of their three-game series against the Mets. New York isn’t far behind in the standings and could climb back to the top with a victory in Sunday's rubber game. This primetime matchup on ESPN could be an exciting, close game. Even if there aren’t any star pitchers scheduled to start.

Fantasy Spotlight

It’s not surprising that the Boston Red Sox have one of the most ideal lineups on Sunday’s slate. The team with me hits than any other in MLB will face off against the Texas Rangers’ Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz has given up at least seven hits in three straight games and has given u multiple home runs in three of his five starts. It’s unlikely that the right-hander will turn things around against one of the better lineups in baseball.

Rookies to Watch

Trevor Rogers Sunday’s rookie to watch. The 23-year-old Marlins lefty has given up just four earned runs in 28 innings boasts a 1.00 WHIP and 1.29 ERA. The Nationals have been average at best at the plate, so Rogers could put together one of his best performances of the year.

MLB regular season schedule for Sunday, May 2nd

If no streaming option is listed, game is available on MLB.tv pending blackout restrictions.

Tigers vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET
Marlins vs. Nationals, 1:05 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Pirates, 1:05 p.m. ET
Braves vs. Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Reds, 1:10 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Rays, 1:10 p.m. ET
Indians vs. White Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET
Dodgers vs. Brewers, 2:10 p.m. ET
Red Sox vs. Texans, 2:35 p.m. ET
Orioles vs. Athletics, 4:07 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Angels vs. Mariners, 4:10 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m. ET
Giants vs. Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Phillies, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

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