Founders Edition: Sunday Baseball Round Up – 4/22/2018

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Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Baseball Round Up! As you drink your morning coffee and prepare for a Sunday of baseball watching, we have compiled all of the must-watch games right here for your convenience! 

1. Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY- 1:05 p.m. EDT

Don’t miss the 13-7 Blue Jays take on the 10-9 New York Yankees in a classic AL East show down. Toronto has been playing better baseball than anyone anticipated thus far, even with as many injuries as they’ve sustained. The Jays are 7-3 in their last 10 and send Jaime Garcia to the bump to face Luis Severino, who is 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 28 Ks on the season. Garcia will face a Yankee lineup who has stumbled out of the gate but are trying to get all of the general quirks of their offense worked out. This division rivalry game is a can’t miss for your baseball Sunday.

2. New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves – SunTrust Park – Atlanta, GA – 1:35 p.m. EDT 

The Mets started out as one of the hottest teams in baseball, however, they have stumbled a little bit, as of late. They are 5-5 in their last 10, with a 14-6 record overall. Even with their slight hiccup in progress, they are still one of the strongest teams among the National League, and as they take on the 12-8 Braves, they look to further that lead. With the Mets moving Harvey to the bullpen, they will send Zack Wheeler to the hill, who carries a 1-1 record with an 2.77 ERA and 9 strikeouts. The Braves will start Mike Foltynewicz for the final game of the 4 game series, following a 4-3 win on Saturday which was headed by Julio Teheran throwing 7 shutout innings, only allowing 4 hits and zero earned runs. The Mets and the Braves both have something to prove within their division and to the rest of the league. Make sure to keep tabs on this interesting matchup. 

3. Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA – 8:05 p.m. EDT

The final Sunday matchup will potentially be the most enticing game of the week. The Dodgers have struggled to get going in 2018, posting a 9-10 record so far, good for 3rd best in the division. The Nationals, who have always limped out of the gate, own a 10-11 record, being 4-6 in their last 10. The Nats will send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to face Alex Wood in a duel of the young bucks. Hellickson owns a 0-0 record with a 3.86 ERA, mostly in relief. This will be his first start at Dodgers Stadium and he faces a lineup that is fighting to find its identity. The Dodgers offense has not been nearly as lethal as it was one year ago, and while injuries have played a significant role, the team has just felt off. Alex Wood will be seeking his first win of the season after being charged with a no-decision during his first outing of the year. The Nationals offense, featuring Bryce Harper, will be looking to hit Wood early to try and take an quick lead. This is a baseball fan’s dream-come-true type matchup, due to moderate pitching success and lower production offensive stats coming from both teams.