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How to watch, what to watch for on June 2nd of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Wednesday, June 2nd in the 2021 MLB season.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Spencer Howard (48) delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at loanDepot Park. Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

We have a small 12-game slate in the majors Wednesday, beginning at 12:35 p.m. ET. Before first pitch between the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds, we’ll take a look at the best games on the schedule, rookies to keep an eye out for, and spotlight a relevant fantasy option.

Best Games To Watch

For it to be Wednesday in the majors, there are a few games on the schedule that are worth checking out throughout the day. The first game to check out is the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, which will be on MLB Network at 1:10 p.m. ET. The Sox will be looking to get back into the win column after losing 5-3 on Tuesday to the Indians. Chicago will put Lance Lynn on the mound (6-1, 1.37), while the Indians will start Jean Carlos Mejia, who is making his first-ever career start.

A couple other games to check out is the San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 p.m. ET. The Cubs will be looking for the three-game sweep after winning 4-3 on Tuesday night. Then at 7:07 p.m. ET, Alex Manoah will be making his second MLB start as the Blue Jays wrap-up their quick two-game set against the Marlins.

Fantasy Spotlight

Tampa Bay outfielder Austin Meadows is starting to emerge as a fixture not only in the Rays’ starting lineup, but in DFS and standard fantasy baseball. Meadows is hitting .241 with 13 HRs, 39 RBI, and averaging 9.4 fantasy points per game.

The 26-year-old outfielder has hit four home runs in the last five games and is recording 21.6 DKFP over that span of time. Rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena is the team’s best hitter and offensive player by far, but do not sleep on Meadows, who is helping to carry the best team in the AL East.

Rookies to Watch

Philadelphia Phillies rookie pitcher Spencer Howard will be making his third start this season. The 24-year-old has a 3.86 ERA in his first two starts, but has ran into the proverbial wall the deeper he goes into games. Howard will try to outplay Reds rookie pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez, who had a solid debut last week against the Chicago Cubs.

MLB regular season schedule for Wednesday, June 2nd

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Phillies vs. Reds, 12:35 p.m. ET
White Sox vs. Indians, 1:10 p.m. ET
Padres vs. Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Diamondbacks, 3:40 p.m. ET
Twins vs. Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
Rays vs. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Marlins vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET
Nationals vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Red Sox vs. Astros, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rangers vs. Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET

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