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WHERE TO WATCH: Preview & Predictions of Saturday MLB Games

 Matt Marsh  |    May 11th, 2024 2:01pm EDT

Mason Black #47 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Here is some info on where to watch and what to expect for the primetime games on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Fox has the rights to Saturday’s primetime games all season long.

Cincinnati Reds (17-21) @ San Fransisco Giants (17-23), 7:15 pm EST, Fox

Odds: Reds -140

Probable Starters: Nick Lodolo (CIN) 3-1, 2.79 ERA vs Mason Black (SF) 0-1, 10.38 ERA

Preview: The Reds beat the Giants in the first game of this series on Friday night, 4-2. They needed that victory desperately as they have been scuffling, losing eight of their last ten games. They are surprisingly better on the road than at home, albeit by a slim margin, 9-13 at home and 8-8 on the road.

Nick Lodolo has quickly become the ace of the Reds rotation and has had a dominant start to his 2024 campaign. He has beaten up some bad teams, though, as two of his three wins have come against the Angels and the White Sox, two of the worst teams in baseball this year. He has yet to face the Giants in his young career.

Mason Black made his MLB debut in his home state of Pennsylvania on Monday against the Phillies. It did not go according to plan for the young man. He gave up five runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings pitched. The good news for him, though, is the Reds offense is not as potent as the Phillies. The 24-year-old is likely to find more success in his first start at home.

Prediction: Black settles into his MLB career, and the Giants get some revenge for Friday night.

Giants win

(OR depending on the local market)

St. Louis Cardinals (15-23) @ Milwaukee Brewers (23-15), 7:15 pm EST, Fox

Odds: Brewers -190

Probable Starters: Kyle Gibson (STL) 2-2, 3.68 ERA vs Freddy Peralta (MIL) 3-1, 3.49 ERA

Preview: St. Louis has the fourth oldest roster in the MLB, via ESPN, and they are playing like a bunch of old men to start the year. They are in the midst of a six-game losing streak and have lost eight of their last ten games. Perennial All-Star Paul Goldschmidt had a bad first month of the season. He’s batting a putrid .190 with only two home runs and 11 RBIs. More bad news for the Cardinals is that they just lost Willson Contreras will miss at least six weeks with a broken forearm. Contreras has led the Cardinals in batting average and home runs to start the year.

For the Brewers, they are off to a great start and have surprised many around baseball. They lead the NL Central by a half-game and have been led by the other Contreras, William. He leads the team in average and RBIs early. The Brewers have taken both of the games to start this series, winning 7-1 on Thursday and 11-2 last night. With Freddy Peralta on the bump tonight, they should receive the same level of pitching. Expect a lot of strikeouts for Peralta. The Cardinals are in the top half of the league in strikeouts as a team, and Peralta is one of the top strikeout pitchers in the league.

Prediction: Brewers bats stay hot, and Peralta deals.

Brewers Win