Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome back. I trust that you all enjoyed you All-Star Break. Anyway, live MLB action finally starts back up today, and after a week of digesting the first half, complaining about the All-Star Break, and previewing the second half, we’re ready for some baseball.
Today’s Games: Mike Leake starts for the Reds in the Bronx. Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals host the Brewers and Kyle Lohse. Yu Darvish gets the nod for the Rangers in Toronto against R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays. Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers host Trevor Bauer and the Indians. James Shields starts for the Royals in Boston. Madison Bumgarner and the Giants take on Nate Eovaldi and the Marlins. A.J. Burnett and the Phillies take on Ervin Santana and the Braves. Lance Lynn and the Cardinals host the Dodgers in and NLCS rematch. Jose Quintana starts for the White Sox against the Astros. Alex Cobb takes the hill for the Rays in Minnesota. Hisashi Iwakuma and Jered Weaver will duel in Anaheim. Bartolo Colon and Ian Kennedy will square off in San Diego. Jeff Samardzija and the A’s host Chris Tillman and the Orioles.
National TV: Dodgers-Cardinals (8 PM, MLB Network), Rays-Twins (8 PM, MLB Network)
Enjoy your long-awaited return of baseball, everyone.