Fifteen games will make up Thursday’s MLB slate and game times will range from 12:10 p.m. ET to 10:10 p.m. ET. There’s a lot to process ahead of this all-day affair, so we’ve identified some of the best games, fantasy targets, and rookies to watch ahead of the action.
Best Game To Watch
The Los Angeles Dodgers split a two-game series against the Houston Astros earlier this week and will kick off Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are just half a game back from the Dodgers in the National League West. Alex Wood is 5-1 and with a 1.93 ERA and will go toe-to-toe with a yet-to-be-determined member of Los Angeles’s deep pitching staff.
Wednesday’s matchup between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies got postponed but they’ll face off for the third time this week on Thursday. While New York is far from being a dominant offensive force, German Marquez has walked more batters (30) than any pitcher in MLB. New York racked up nine hits against Colorado on Tuesday and has plenty of cheap players who could return quality value in DFS. If there was ever a time for the Mets to gain momentum, it’s now.
Rookies to Watch
The Texas Rangers’ Adolis Garcia is still running hot and has five five home runs in his last five games. He’s riding a six-game hitting streak and leads all rookies with 16 home runs. The Seattle Mariners’ Chris Flexen has given up 10 hits in three games this season and gave up eight runs in 1 2⁄3 innings. Garcia has one of the highest ceilings of any rookie because of his impressive power and could strike gold again on Thursday.
MLB regular season schedule for Thursday, May 27th
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Rockies vs. Mets, 12:10 p.m. ET
Phillies vs. Marlins, 12:10 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Pirates, 12:35 p.m. ET
Indians vs. Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Brewers, 1:10 p.m. ET
Royals vs. Rays, 3:10 p.m. ET
Reds vs. Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
Orioles vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Angels vs. Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
Giants vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
Rangers vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET
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