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Where to Watch: Preview of MLB Games Friday, April 26

 Matt Marsh  |    Apr 26th, 2024 12:00pm EDT

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A look at some info on where to watch and what to expect for the primetime games on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Friday, April 26

Apple TV has primetime games every Friday.

St. Louis Cardinals (11-14) @ New York Mets (13-11), 7:10 EST

Odds: Mets -130 (ESPNBet)

Probable Starters: Miles Mikolas (STL) 1-3, 6.49 ERA vs. Jose Butto (NYM) 0-0, 1.65 ERA.

Preview: The Mets started slow but have strung together a strong series recently with a 7-3 record in their last ten games. This will be Butto’s first start against St. Louis, but Mikolas has had plenty of experience against the Mets. Over his career, he has a 1-3 record in five games started and an ERA of 4.68 against the team from Queens.

The Cardinals have struggled at the plate this season, batting a dismal .221 as a team. Look for Butto to use their inexperience against him to his advantage and continue his strong start this season.

(OR depending on the local market)

Tampa Bay Rays (13-13) @ Chicago White Sox (3-22), 7:40 EST

Odds: Rays -230 (ESPNBet)

Probable Starters: Zach Eflin (TB) 1-2, 3.68 ERA vs. Chris Flexen (CWS) 0-3, 6.41 ERA.

Preview: The White Sox are on pace for a historically bad season, currently on pace to finish with approximately 20 wins. They are 1-9 in their last ten games and have the worst run differential in baseball by a wide margin, -85. While the Rays have gotten off to a bad start by their standards and are sputtering a bit as of late, going 4-6 in their last ten, they are still heavy favorites on the road.

Eflin has had two starts against the White Sox and has not exceeded 5 innings in either start. He has a record of 1-0 and a 2.70 ERA. Before yesterday’s day off, the Rays played 13 games in 13 days. Look for the starter to eat some innings and give the bullpen a much-needed rest against an inferior opponent.

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