Red Sox vs Mariners

Red Sox vs Mariners : 2019 MLB Free Sports fans interested in seeing a Red Sox vs Mariners game will be comfortable no matter where the game is taking place, as both teams play at a truly top-notch venue. The Red Sox play home games at Fenway Park in Boston, while the Mariners call Safeco Field in Seattle home

The Red Sox begin their title defense this weekend, opening the 2019 season with a four-game road series against the Mariners at the newly named T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Here’s everything you need to know about the first four out of 162:

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Boston Red Sox (0-0) @ Seattle Mariners (2-0)
SERIES SCHEDULE (and TV) information):

Thu. March 28, 7:10 p.m. ET: ESPN, NESN

Fri. March 29, 10:10 p.m. ET: NESN

Sat. March 30, 9:10 p.m. ET: NESN

Sun. March 31, 4:10 p.m. ET: NESN

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT

The Mariners finished third in the American League West with an 89-73 record last season and finished eight games out of a wild card berth after contending for most of the season. But that version of the M’s is long gone, as general manager Jerry Dipoto blew up the franchise over the winter to kick off a rebuilding effort.

Seattle traded starter James Paxton, catcher Mike Zunino, infielders Robinson Cano and Jean Segura, relievers Edwin Diaz, Alex Colome and Juan Nicasio and outfielders Guillermo Heredia and Ben Gamel while losing Nelson Cruz, David Phelps and Adam Warren in free agency. Newcomers include Jay Bruce, Edwin Encarnacion, Yusei Kikuchi and Hunter Strickland on a team that is not expected to contend with the Astros and Angels in the West.

Seattle already played two regular season games, sweeping a two-game set against the Athletics in Tokyo. Free-agent signee Tim Beckham was 5-for-7 with a homer in the series and Kikuchi was solid in his major-league debut.

PITCHING PROBABLES

Thu. March 28, 7:10 p.m. ET: LHP Chris Sale (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Marco Gonzales (1-0, 4.50 ERA)

Fri. March 29, 10:10 p.m. ET: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 1.93 ERA)

Sat. March 30, 9:10 p.m. ET: RHP Rick Porcello (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Leake (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Sun. March 31, 4:10 p.m. ET: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

THREE SOX TO WATCH

RHP Nathan Eovaldi

Eovaldi, who was thrust into No. 2 starter duty with David Price being held back due to illness, will make his first start since signing a four-year, $68 million deal with the team over the winter. He’ll look to continue his dominance from the postseason, when he posted a 1.61 ERA in 22.1 innings and became a hero in Boston.

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

Rodriguez had an up-and-down spring training, drawing praise from Alex Cora for his conditioning and sharpness early in camp before being called out by the manager for lacking pitch efficiency in a March 4 start against the Mets. He was trending upwards toward the end of camp and could make an early statement by going deep into his start Saturday.

1B Sam Travis

Travis was a surprise addition to the Opening Day roster, taking the spot of the injured Steve Pearce as the right-handed platoon partner for Mitch Moreland. It appears Travis could be busy in Seattle, as Boston faces three lefties in the four-game set.

SERIES NOTES

Reliever Colten Brewer, who was acquired in an offseason trade with San Diego, is the only newcomer on the Sox roster. He very well could make his Red Sox debut in Seattle.
Boston had some trouble with the M’s in 2018, winning the season series four games to three against a team that was in the race for most of the season.
This is the fourth time the Sox have opened against the Mariners, joining 1997, 1998 and 2007. Those previous three editions were held at Fenway Park, with Boston winning two of three.
WHAT’S AHEAD

After departing Seattle, the Sox will continue their 11-game road trip with a four-game series at the Oakland Coliseum. David Price will make his season debut in the first game Monday night.

Sat. April 1: Red Sox @ Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET

Sun. April 2: Red Sox @ Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET

Mon. April 3: Red Sox @ Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET

Tue. April 4: Red Sox @ Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET

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MLB 2019

MLB 2019 : A new MLB season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with the other hardware at the end of the 2019 season, The 2019 MLB season is here, so let’s make some money on over/under bets. With a new baseball season about to begin, it’s time to pin down our expectations for what we expect to happen.

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With a new baseball season about to begin, it’s time to pin down our expectations for what we expect to happen.

Will the Boston Red Sox repeat as champions? Or are the Houston Astros or New York Yankees poised to take over the American League? Is a third straight trip to the World Series in the future for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

From among our columnists, writers, researchers, and editors, we polled 31 of ESPN’s leading baseball experts to see what they expect, asking them about who’s going to win their respective divisions as well as who’s going to wind up winning their leagues and ultimately the World Series.

You might see things differently or agree with our prognostications. But either way, add your own predictions below.

To see who our experts think will walk away with the MVP and other hardware at the end of the 2019 season, check out our awards predictions.

Even after a 108-win season, the Red Sox still have untapped upside, starting with Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi. And how do they look with 30-plus starts from Chris Sale or full seasons from Nathan Eovaldi and Eduardo Rodriguez rounding out the rotation? And while it might seem like a stretch to say they’ll get repeat MVP-worthy seasons from both Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, I wouldn’t bet against them. — Christina Kahrl

Braves vs Phillies

Braves vs Phillies : The Atlanta Braves will face the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 28, at 3:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park. The Nats let Bryce Harper go to the rival Phillies without much of a far more like his prime self for the Braves to repeat as division champs.

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MLB Opening Day is almost here in the U.S., and fans are already making plans on how to watch the most anticipated games of the year. You can see Thursday’s biggest matchup by streaming Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies using a free trial of ESPN+.

The Atlanta Braves will face the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, March 28, at 3:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park. Julio Teheran will get the start at pitcher for the Braves, and he will be opposed by Aaron Nola, who will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies.

Bryce Harper was the biggest off-season acquisition in Major League Baseball. He signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with Philadelphia, leaving behind his former teammates on the Washington Nationals. Harper told Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic that he took this long deal, with no options to leave, over shorter deals or no trade clauses because he wanted to fully commit to a city and a team in order to have the best chance at success. Harper was a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player winner in Washington, and he joins a Phillies team that was 80-82 last year. The team was 22nd in Runs Batted In last year, which is an area where Harper excels. He had a career high 100 RBIs in 2018, so if that travels north up I-95, the Phillies should be much improved.

The Atlanta Braves won the NL East division last year, besting both the Nationals and Phillies with a 90-72 record. In the playoffs, they lost a Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who went on to represent the NL in the World Series. The Braves may not have spent the kind of money that went to names like Harper and Machado, but they did make moves that they expect will make them better than last year. The biggest move was bringing in third baseman Josh Donaldson . Donaldson is an MVP and three time All Star who split time last year between Toronto and Cleveland. He will replace Johan Camarago, who now moves to the bench as a super-substitute, with experience in the outfield, second base, third base, and shortstop.

If you missed it when it went down, watch Harper discuss signing with the Phillies at his Introductory Press Conference.

ESPN+ is one of the best places you can watch a ton of MLB, including big games like this one. ESPN+ includes an MLB game almost every day of the season, which means you can see over 160 games in 2019. You also have the option to upgrade your ESPN+ with the MLB.tv add-on, which will give you every out-of-market MLB game in the same app as all of your other sports. Speaking of other sports, ESPN+ has those locked up too. ESPN+ blends together special event sports, like UFC and Top Rank boxing, with pro team leagues, like MLB, NHL and FC Cup, and major college sports, including basketball, baseball, football and more.

Seeing MLB on ESPN+ is so easy once you download the ESPN app. It is available for the most popular devices, including major streaming platforms and game consoles such as Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. You can also watch ESPN+ on your TVs by using either Chromecast or AirPlay.

ESPN+ costs $5 a month, which might not even get you one bleacher seat at a ballgame. Instead, you’ll get about 30 MLB games, and so much more. When you sign up for ESPN+, you’ll get a 7 day free trial that will include Braves at Phillies on March 28 for free.

Rockies vs Marlins

Rockies vs Marlins: The MLB Baseball 2019 Game Start time, TV Channel, After a war of attrition seemingly eliminated several options, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts officially named Hyun-Jin Ryu the club’s Opening Day starter. Clayton Kershaw was initially scheduled to start a ninth consecutive season opener before shoulder inflammation set in.

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Like Kershaw, Walker Buehler fell behind other starting pitchers in camp. The Dodgers maintained Buehler was healthy and simply being slow-played, but it was later revealed the right-hander was dealing with a bit of a hangover effect from the 2018 season.

Once Kershaw and Buehler were eventually ruled out as options for Opening Day, it left Rich Hill and Ryu as the likely candidates. Hill may have been the favorite, but he’s due to begin the season on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left knee. With Kershaw and Hill unavailable, the Dodgers are filling the vacancies in their starting rotation with Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, respectively.

Stripling, Kenta Maeda and Buehler will follow Ryu in the Dodgers’ rotation for their Opening Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Urias is then scheduled to start the series opener against the San Francisco Giants.

Stripling went 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in seven games (two starts) against the Diamondbacks last season. He allowed 18 hits (three home runs) but also had 10 strikeouts over 12 innings pitched in those games.

Maeda was 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA in his four games (one start) against Arizona in 2018. Buehler didn’t earn a decision in his two starts, pitching to a 2.19 ERA and collecting 14 strikeouts across 12.1 innings.

The Diamondbacks named Zack Greinke their starter for Opening Day but have yet to announce probables for the rest of the four-game series at Dodger Stadium that begins Thursday, March 28.

Brewers vs Cardinals

Brewers vs Cardinals : The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in MLB opening day action from Miller Park on Thursday. The Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun will be getting a little bit of the first pitch at 1:10 p.m. for Brewers-Cardinals from Miller Park on WTMJ. On the bump for the Cardinals, we will see the Milwaukee Brewers will put Jhoulys Chacin up against the Cardinals.

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in MLB opening day action from Miller Park on Thursday.

The St. Louis Cardinals come into the 2019 season looking to build on a reasonably successful 2018 campaign that saw the Cards finish the regular season with a record of 88-74, good for 3rd in the NL Central but missing out on the wild card by 2 games. The Cardinals made a big splash in the offseason, trading for former Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt, who his .290 with 33 homers and 83 RBIs last season.

Andrew Miller comes over to the Cardinals to further bolster St. Louis’ bullpen while the usual suspects return for St. Louis with the likes of Marcell Ozuna, Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter with guys like Dexter Fowler and Michael Wacha hoping to shake off injury-plagued seasons from last year.

Miles Mikolas is back as well to lead the Cards’ rotation as well as Jack Flaherty while the Cardinals hope that Carlos Martinez can revert back to his ace-type stuff. Only time will tell if the Cardinals can make another splash in the NL Central this season. Miles Mikolas will start opening day and was 18-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 146 strikeouts last season. In his career, Mikolas is 3-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 23 strikeouts against Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Brewers come into the 2019 regular season looking to build on an impressive 2018 campaign that saw the Brew Crew get back to the postseason, finishing the year with an overall record of 95-67, winning out in a game 163 for the division crown over the Chicago Cubs and pushing the Dodgers to the brink, going to game 7 in the NLCS. Christian Yelich returns for the Brewers as the reigning NL MVP, finishing 2018 with a .326 batting average along with 36 home runs and 110 RBIs. The Brewers made a change behind the plate, bringing in Yasmani Grandal from the Dodgers on a 1-year deal worth $18.25 million.

The big question mark for me this season is if the Brewers rotation can keep it going. Jhoulys Chacin was an under the radar staff ace last season, going 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts. With the likes of Chase Anderson, Jimmy Nelson, Zach Davies, and Brandon Woodruff in the fold as well, it remains to be seen what kind of identity the Brewers will have on the mound this season. Jhoulys Chacin will start game one and was 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts last season. In his career, Chacin is 2-7 with a 5.72 ERA and 44 strikeouts against St. Louis.

St. Louis is 13-3 in Mikolas’ last 16 road starts and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Milwaukee is 5-1 in Chacin’s last 6 starts and 35-17 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 11-5 in their last 16 division games. St. Louis is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

I’m tempted to give Milwaukee the nod at home after a solid 2018 campaign where the Brew Crew got back to the playoffs, and Milwaukee has one of the more underrated fan bases in all of MLB. However, while St. Louis has struggled in recent meetings, I simply like the pitching matchup for St. Louis, as Mikolas’ stuff was pretty electric last season, going 3-0 against the Brewers and 10-0 with a 3.53 ERA on the road, in addition to an 8-1 record down the stretch. I like Chacin, but St. Louis has been a thorn in his side in his career and I just think the Cardinals are the play on opening day at near even money.

Pirates vs Reds

Pirates vs Reds: The MLB Baseball 2019 Game Start time, TV Channel, After a war of attrition seemingly eliminated several options, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts officially named Hyun-Jin Ryu the club’s Opening Day starter. Clayton Kershaw was initially scheduled to start a ninth consecutive season opener before shoulder inflammation set in.

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Like Kershaw, Walker Buehler fell behind other starting pitchers in camp. The Dodgers maintained Buehler was healthy and simply being slow-played, but it was later revealed the right-hander was dealing with a bit of a hangover effect from the 2018 season.

Once Kershaw and Buehler were eventually ruled out as options for Opening Day, it left Rich Hill and Ryu as the likely candidates. Hill may have been the favorite, but he’s due to begin the season on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left knee. With Kershaw and Hill unavailable, the Dodgers are filling the vacancies in their starting rotation with Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, respectively.

Stripling, Kenta Maeda and Buehler will follow Ryu in the Dodgers’ rotation for their Opening Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Urias is then scheduled to start the series opener against the San Francisco Giants.

Stripling went 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in seven games (two starts) against the Diamondbacks last season. He allowed 18 hits (three home runs) but also had 10 strikeouts over 12 innings pitched in those games.

Maeda was 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA in his four games (one start) against Arizona in 2018. Buehler didn’t earn a decision in his two starts, pitching to a 2.19 ERA and collecting 14 strikeouts across 12.1 innings.

The Diamondbacks named Zack Greinke their starter for Opening Day but have yet to announce probables for the rest of the four-game series at Dodger Stadium that begins Thursday, March 28.

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks

Dodgers vs Diamondbacks: The MLB Baseball 2019 Game Start time, TV Channel, After a war of attrition seemingly eliminated several options, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts officially named Hyun-Jin Ryu the club’s Opening Day starter. Clayton Kershaw was initially scheduled to start a ninth consecutive season opener before shoulder inflammation set in.

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Like Kershaw, Walker Buehler fell behind other starting pitchers in camp. The Dodgers maintained Buehler was healthy and simply being slow-played, but it was later revealed the right-hander was dealing with a bit of a hangover effect from the 2018 season.

Once Kershaw and Buehler were eventually ruled out as options for Opening Day, it left Rich Hill and Ryu as the likely candidates. Hill may have been the favorite, but he’s due to begin the season on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left knee. With Kershaw and Hill unavailable, the Dodgers are filling the vacancies in their starting rotation with Ross Stripling and Julio Urias, respectively.

Stripling, Kenta Maeda and Buehler will follow Ryu in the Dodgers’ rotation for their Opening Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Urias is then scheduled to start the series opener against the San Francisco Giants.

Stripling went 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in seven games (two starts) against the Diamondbacks last season. He allowed 18 hits (three home runs) but also had 10 strikeouts over 12 innings pitched in those games.

Maeda was 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA in his four games (one start) against Arizona in 2018. Buehler didn’t earn a decision in his two starts, pitching to a 2.19 ERA and collecting 14 strikeouts across 12.1 innings.

The Diamondbacks named Zack Greinke their starter for Opening Day but have yet to announce probables for the rest of the four-game series at Dodger Stadium that begins Thursday, March 28.

Blue Jays vs Tigers

Blue Jays vs Tigers: Detroit Tigers crush Toronto Blue Jays 18-6 in pre-season baseball play Miguel Cabrera hit one of three Detroit home runs as the Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 18-6 in preseason baseball action on Sunday.

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Cabrera drove in four runs on the day. Mikie Mahtook and Daz Cameron also went deep for Detroit. Toronto starter Sean Reid-Foley gave up five earned runs and issued three walks over two innings.

Randal Grichuk and Cavan Biggio homered for the visiting Blue Jays.Tigers crush Blue Jays in spring training actionMiguel Cabrera hit one of three Detroit home runs as the Tigers pasted the Toronto Blue Jays 18-6 in pre-season baseball action Sunday.

Cabrera drove in four runs on the day. Mikie Mahtook and Daz Cameron also went deep for Detroit. Toronto starter Sean Reid-Foley gave up five earned runs and issued three walks over two innings. Randal Grichuk and Cavan Biggio homered for the visiting Blue Jays.

Tennessee vs Iowa

Tennessee vs Iowa : The Tennessee basketball senior had dreams of playing Big Ten football with a thrilling win against Maryland, NCAA Tournament bracket 2019 : Tennessee vs. Iowa odds, picks, top predictions from model on 11-5 run

The Tennessee basketball senior had dreams of playing Big Ten football ….. with a thrilling win against MarylandAfter Tennessee fended off Colgate’s upset bid Friday with a 77-70 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, point guard Jordan Bone chose to take the “glass is half-full” approach when asked for his take on the game.”I want to say first that was a really good team. They fought super hard. And we couldn’t appreciate that honestly anymore,” Bone said. “I feel like they prepared us well for our upcoming game against Iowa.”

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Volunteers fans would rather have seen their team undergo a less stern test, one that could raise questions about their ability to win a national championship. Second-seeded Tennessee (30-5) will try to reach the South Region semifinals Sunday against the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The Volunteers blew a 14-point second-half lead and led by just three with two minutes left before Admiral Schofield drilled consecutive 3-pointers to decide the outcome. The game exposed recent Tennessee weaknesses, such as defending the perimeter game and occasionally sketchy decisions with the ball.

After permitting 15 3-pointers in an 84-64 defeat to Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Tournament title game on March 17, the Volunteers saw Colgate convert 15 more from long distance Friday. They also were guilty of quick-shooting at times offensively, not getting national Player of the Year candidate Grant Williams involved as much as they normally do.

“I didn’t think we worked hard enough in the game to put the ball inside,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. “I didn’t think Grant really fought for his positioning.”It seems likely that the Volunteers will try to get Williams, who took just six shots Friday and scored only nine points, 10 under his average, going early on Sunday. Some early points for Williams could force Iowa to double-team him inside and perhaps leave driving lanes open for Bone.

But the Hawkeyes (23-11) have the kind of offensive balance that could lead to a high-scoring game. They solved Cincinnati’s defense for 48 second-half points Friday, overcoming an early 13-point deficit and taking a 79-72 win.Luka Garza was an efficient 8 of 11 from the field and scored 20 points for Iowa, which canned 54.7 percent of its field goal attempts and made 11 of 22 on 3-pointers.

“He’s come up big in a lot of games this year,” Hawkeyes point guard Jordan Bohannon said of Garza. “He was dominant down low tonight, or this morning, I guess. And we know if we fed him the ball down low, he was either going to get an easy basket, draw a foul or kick it out.”

Iowa averages more than 78 points per game and Tennessee averages 81.8 ppg. The Volunteers are a top 10 team in field goal percentage (49.7), assists (18.2), assist-turnover ratio (1.6) and blocked shots (5.4).

The teams last played in the NCAA tourney five years ago during the First Four in Dayton. Tennessee wiped out a big early deficit and won in overtime, eventually reaching the Midwest Region semifinals before losing to Michigan.Sunday’s winner meets Purdue or Villanova in the regional semifinals in Louisville on Thursday night.