MLB Games of the Day: Best games to watch after All-Star Weekend

 | July 21, 2022


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The Yankees face the Astros while the Dodgers host the Giants.

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With All-Star Weekend over it’s time to get to the second half of Major League Baseball. What better way to start the half off than with two games you won’t want to miss tonight.

New York Yankees at Houston Astros - 6:40 PM ET

The New York Yankees had quite a few of their batters participating in All-Star Weekend. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both made appearances over the weekend. The question is, will that affect them in tonight’s game? They also haven’t announced a pitcher for today’s game.

They do, however, have a significant advantage over the Astros in terms of batting. With a batting average of .246, the Yankees are one of the best batting teams in MLB. Houston will send out the 7-5 Luis Garcia to help slow down the Yankees.

Houston has won only two of their last five games, bringing their record to 59-32. The Astros also have a 3-2 lead over the Yankees in five games this season. With Garcia on the mound, we’ll take the Astros in Game 2 of this doubleheader.

Ricky’s Pick: Houston Astros

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers - 10:00 PM ET

The San Francisco Giants are 48-43 with a 22-21 record on the road this season. Over their last five games, the Giants have won four of them and they’re 3-2 over the Dodgers this season. Surprisingly enough, the Giants come in as +122 underdogs tonight.

On the mound for the Giants is Carlos Rodon, who has an 8-5 record this season. With a 2.66 ERA this season, Rodon gives the Giants a strong chance of winning this game. Taking the mound for the Dodgers is the 1-2 Mitch White, who has a 4.20 ERA.

White has only thrown pitches through 45 innings this season, so he’s relatively fresh. The good news is that White has a strong batting group behind him. The question is will the Dodgers' .255 batting average be enough for them to win tonight?

Ricky’s Pick: San Francisco Giants +122

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Ricky Gray

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