MLB games take place every single day (for the most part), and with so many choices, which ones should you make sure to try and catch at least an inning or two of?
Welcome to our new daily column, picking out some games on the baseball slate each day that should be on your radar. On any given day, there are 15 or so games that you can peruse, and you don't want to get stuck watching the wrong ones! So here they are, the games that we think you should seek out for Thursday, May 3.
Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels- 10:07 EST First Pitch
Baseball history should occur tonight, as Albert Pujols places his final stamp on his surefire first-ballot Hall of Fame status. He is now only two hits shy of 3,000 for his career, a feat only accomplished by 31 other players, most recently last year by Adrián Beltré. Pujols resume is as close to impeccable as it gets- 2 World Series Championships in St. Louis, 3 NL MVP awards, a 10-time All-Star, 6 Silver Slugger awards, 2 Gold Gloves, he was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2001, is a career .304 hitter, has 620 home runs (and an outside shot as making it to 700, becoming only the 4th person to do so), and 1,932 RBI's. As of right now, he will go down as one of the 20 best baseball players ever to step on a field. Tonight should see one of the cooler celebrations we will have all year in baseball. I would say that is worth tuning in for.
The rest of the Thursday MLB schedule:
Pirates at Nationals- 1:05 EST First Pitch
Blue Jays at Indians- 1:05 EST First Pitch (Make-up from April 14, part of a true double-header)
Blue Jays at Indians- (Make-up for April 15, part of a true double-header)
Braves at Mets- 1:10 EST First Pitch
Yankees at Astros- 2:10 EST First Pitch
Tigers at Royals- 2:15 EST First Pitch
Dodgers at Diamondbacks- 3:40 EST First Pitch
Red Sox at Rangers- 8:05 EST First Pitch
Twins at White Sox- 8:10 EST First Pitch
A's at Mariners- 10:10 EST First Pitch