Wednesday is jam packed with baseball and we’re here to help organize which games you’ll want to watch and where to see them. Here’s the full schedule:
* Astros at Twins is at 1 p.m. ET. That’s my bad. Didn’t want to delete the whole post. And, no, you cynical lout, this was not an excuse for me to put an asterisk next to the Astros’ name. I leave that up to Yankees and Dodgers fans.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 28, 2020
Braves (-138) @ Reds (+118) pops off the screen for this time lot compared to the Astros (+150)-Twins (-178) just an hour later. Trevor Bauer toes the rubber against Atlanta’s second ranked offensive in the bigs. Emerging star Max Fried should hold his own as Atlanta’s new ace and makes for a stressful series.
2 p.m. ET
Miami Marlins (+162) @ Cubs (-194) is advantage Cubs having Kyle Hendricks on the mound at home where he thrives.
3 p.m. ET
White Sox (-108) @ Athletics (-108) could potentially be the game of the day as Chicago somehow stays underrated heading into October. MVP favorite Jose Abreu will have plenty to say in the opening series about the upcoming vote. This is a MUST WATCH game that Chicago honestly has an advantage in game 1 with Giolito matched up with southpaw Jesus Luzardo.
An opportunity here to set up a winner take all final game in this best-of-three series.
4 p.m. ET
Toronto Blue Jays (+186) @ Tampa Bay Rays (-225) likely serves as the most unwatchable game of the day. Most experts are saying this series is the least likely to bring an upset and fans desperately encourage that possibility. If you enjoy hard throwers, this series is for you as no one threw harder than the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020. Tampa’s manager Kevin Cash threatening to hit the Yankees with his “stable of hard throwers” should serve as proof of what’s in that bullpen.
5 p.m. ET
No one cares about the St. Louis Cardinals (+170) heading into this postseason, but they do care about their opponent. Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres (-200) happen to be the team fans are most excited to see. This game is on ESPN 2 (shouldn’t be) in large part because of the lack of competition San Diego gets here.
Injuries to pitchers Mike Clevinger and Dinelson Lamet might throw off their rotation quite a bit, but we’ll have to see!
7 p.m. ET
Yankees (-124) @ Indians (+106) is much closer than Yankees fans would like it to be. Eventual Cy Young winner Shane Beiber is the game’s best pitcher right now and the Yankees are in the middle of a slump. Short series combined with hot pitchers and bad hitting can make this a major FanDuel opportunity.
Make sure to catch this game on ESPN and don’t be surprised if this series doesn’t follow the odds.
10 p.m. ET
Brewers (+250) @ Dodgers (-310) is box office because the Dodgers are involved. This team hasn’t let us down in the early rounds the past seven years and they won’t start now. Strong offensive seasons from Mookie Betts and Corey Seager made sure this offense wasn’t shut out ALL SEASON. L.A. is expected to score and early often on ESPN.
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