Founders Edition: Sunday Baseball Round Up – 4/15/2018

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Welcome to the Sunday Baseball Round Up! Since you will be looking for every excuse in existence to watch baseball, we bring you the most important games of the day to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the action. 

1. Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles – Fenway Park, Boston MA – 12:05 p.m. EDT

The day begins with Sunday Afternoon Baseball at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles for the final game of a 4 game series. The 12- 2 Red Sox are off to a franchise record breaking start and look to continue their offensive prowess, along with pitching perfection, to complete the sweep of the Orange Birds. Boston will send lefty ace Chris Sale to the mound to face Dylan Bundy, who went 2-2 against Boston in 2017 with a 3.94 ERA. Bundy pitched 29.2 innings against the 2017 Red Sox and surrendered 13 hits, all of which produced earned runs. Chris Sale looks to build on a successful 2017 campaign, as well, having reached 308 strike outs on the year. 

2. Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals – Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City MO – 2:15 p.m. EDT

The Los Angeles Angels are in Kansas City to take on the Royals in the finale of a 4 game series, trying to complete the sweep before heading back to LA. Show Time Shohei Ohtani will take the mound for his third start, and a lot of eyes will be on him as he continues his commanding break out season. Can Ohtani pitch with the same dominance that he has shown during his first two starts, as well as during his time at the plate? While the Royals are currently 3-10 on the season, it would be an incredible morale boost to silence Ohtani by forcing his hand on the mound. Can the Royals use this game as a shot in the arm to get their season headed back in the right direction? Only time will tell.

3. Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA – 4:10 p.m. EDT

While Sunday is filled with good match ups for teams attempting to get back on track, this match up is perhaps the best of them all. This match up has everything from divisional implications to a stellar starting pitcher match up. Los Angeles will send 3-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw to the mound to battle Zack Godley, who is off to a fantastic start in his 2018 season. The Dbacks have won 2 games of the 3 played in this series so far, and it is extremely important that the Dodgers win one game in the set. The Diamondbacks are off to a franchise record breaking start at 11-3 and look to continue to build on that success, especially against one of their biggest divisional threats. This game promises to be a defensive showdown that has the potential to showcase some of the strongest up and comers in baseball.