This Week in MLB: Best Games to Watch

This Week in MLB: Best Games to Watch

Ryan Knuppel
3 years ago
2 min read

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is filled with plenty of storylines, and it should be another fun weekend around the league. With that in mind, here are some of the best games to watch this weekend in Major League Baseball.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Giants and Dodgers are meeting up for a four-game series this weekend at Dodger Stadium in what is one of the best rivalries in baseball. Both teams are more than 10 games over the .500 mark and are top teams in the National League.

The best pitching matchup in this series should occur on Friday night as Anthony DeSclafani starts against Walker Buehler. DeSclafani is 4-2 with a 3.54 earned run average, and Buehler has gone 3-0 with a 2.78 ERA.

San Francisco has been a great story to begin the year, but they are catching the Dodgers at the wrong time. Los Angeles recently won eight straight games, and that offense is explosive. 

The Dodgers should win this series, and they are clearly the best pick behind Buehler on Friday night.

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs

The Reds are in Chicago this weekend to take on a suddenly red-hot Cubs team. The pitching matchups favor the Cubs in the first two games of the series, but the Reds could have a slight edge in the finale on Sunday.

Tyler Mahle starts for the Reds on Sunday, and he has gone 3-2 with a 3.75 earned run average to begin the year. He will be opposed by Jake Arrieta of the Cubs, and the veteran is 5-4 with a 4.37 ERA.

This game could turn into a pitcher’s duel, but it’s likely that the offenses are going to eventually take over. The Reds are one of the highest-scoring teams in baseball, but the Cubs have been on an absolute tear in the month of May. 

The Reds have the offense to win this game, but it will be up to Mahle to slow the Cubs down. This could be one of the best games of the weekend in baseball. 

Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians host the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend in a battle of potential playoff teams in the American League. This should be a fun series at Progressive Field, but all eyes will be on the series finale because of the pitching matchup.

Cleveland will send Aaron Civale to the mound, and he has gone 7-1 with a 3.04 ERA for the Indians. Toronto will counter by sending Steven Matz to the mound, and he has gone 6-2 with an ERA just slightly above four.

The real test for the Indians will be at the plate as they must score runs to keep this game close. Toronto is one of the best offenses in baseball, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is one of the rising stars in the league. 

The Blue Jays present a real challenge to the Indians, but Civale has just been too good this year. Look for him to pitch the Indians to a win on Sunday. 

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