Founders Edition: Sunday Baseball Round Up – 5/6/2018

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Baseball Round Up! As you drink your morning coffee and prepare for a Sunday filled with baseball viewing, we have compiled all of the must-watch games right here for your convienence!

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians – Yankees Stadium, Bronx, NY – 1:05PM ET

The red hot New York Yankees take on the Cleveland Indians in hopes of sweeping the final game of a three game set. The Yankees are 15-1 in their last 16 games and have made up considerable ground in the AL East, only 1 game back of the 24-9 Boston Red Sox. The Indians will send 2-0 Mike Clevinger to the mound to face 25 year old Domingo German, who is looking to try to finalize a spot in the Yankees rotation, since Jordan Montgomery hit the DL this week with an elbow strain. Don’t miss the Yankees scorching offense take care of business in this AL show down.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros – Chase Field, Pheonix, AZ – 2:10 PM ET

The National League leading Arizona Diamondbacks take on the 21 win Houston Astros in an interleague matchup. The Astros send Justin Verlander to the hill to face Matt Koch, and Arizona’s scorching hot offense. Although Verlander has a 4-0 record with a 1.13 ERA on the season, the Arizona offense has been extremely productive through the first 33 games of the season. A.J. Pollock leads the Diamondbacks with a .298 BA and 10 HRs on the season while also driving in 27 runs. The Astros are lead by Jose Altuve, who is batting .324 and has already collected 45 hits on the season. This promises to be a fun matchup of two Titan teams.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs – Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO – 6:05 PM ET

It is very rare that Sunday Night Baseball disappoints and this matchup is no exception. John Lester and the Cubs will face Michael Wacha and the Cardinals as the Cardinals try to avoid a divisional sweep. Both teams are trying to establish dominance in the NL Central, as the division has seemed to mill about so far without any clear leader. Lester, the Cubs’ $155 million ace, has started the season 2-1 with a 2.73 ERA through 33 innings of work. Lester has struck out 27 batters on the year and has a 1.24 WHIP. Michael Wacha has had an ok start to the season, as he is 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA, over 32.1 IP. Javier Baez is leading the Cubs in batting average (.283), Runs (22), HRs (8), RBIs (28), SB (3), SLG (.628), and OPS (.959). It is safe to say, he’s playing extremely well. Tommy Pham currently leads the Cards in BA (.327), Runs (24), OBP (.445), SLG (.541), and OPS (.986). Despite Yadier Molina taking a pitch straight to the oblongs in last nights game, the Cardinals will look to avoid the sweep at all cost.