Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on April 29th. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from MLB, the NBA Playoffs, and the NHL.
San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 6:35 PM ET
The San Diego Padres just finished their sweep over the Cincinnati Reds. Through three games, the Padres scored 22 runs, averaging over seven runs per game. Tonight, they start their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates with Yu Darvish on the mound. Darvish is 1-1 this season with an ERA of 4.43.
On the opposite side is the 0-2 Zach Thompson, with an ERA of 10.80. With such a poor ERA, it’ll be tough for the Pirates to keep the Padres batters at bay. The Padres are tied for fifth-place in total runs this season. Their on-base percentage is fifth in MLB at .329.
Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7:00 PM ET
Pivoting to an incredible NHL game to watch, the Boston Bruins will face the Toronto Maple Leafs today. Boston is 51-25-5 this season with a 25-12-3 record on the road. They’re facing some tough competition tonight as they head to Toronto. Auston Matthews, center for the Maple Leafs, has struck the 60-goal mark this season but may sit this one out ahead of the playoffs.
Toronto has a record of 53-21-7 this season, with a 30-8-2 record at home. Meanwhile, Boston can improve their playoff positioning with a win and a Tampa Bay Lightning loss against the New York Islanders. The Bruins are a sneaky road play here.
Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:07 PM ET
The Astros face the Blue Jays tonight in a game that should be a fun one to watch. Houston, third in the AL West, has a record of 10-9, but they have won their last three games. The last time they played the Blue Jays, they came away with an 8-7 victory. As they send Jose Urquidy to the mound, they’ll hope for the same outcome.
For the Blue Jays, Yusei Kikuchi will get the start on the mound. Kikuchi is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.75, setting him up for a good game against the Astros. We expect a strong game from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tonight as he faces Urquidy. Urquidy has allowed 18 hits in only 14.2 innings pitched.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – 7:10 PM ET
There are a lot of games scheduled around the same time today. However, this game between the Phillies and Mets could be a showstopper. The Phillies are 10-10, and on a four-game winning streak. They swept the Colorado Rockies in a four-game series and now face off against the Mets. On the mound tonight is the 1-2 Aaron Nola, who has an ERA of 3.74.
The Mets are putting one of their better pitchers on the mound tonight as well. Tylor Megill is 3-0 as a starter this season with an ERA of 2.35. He’s thrown 22 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched and allowed just two home runs. This game is set to be perhaps the most entertaining game of the night, so don’t miss out.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – 9:00 PM ET
After watching the Phillies vs. Mets game, you should be able to catch the Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves. The Grizzlies have put the Timberwolves on the brink of elimination and can seal it with a win tonight. However, Memphis will be without their starting center Steven Adams, which could be a problem.
With Adams out, the Grizzlies will have a hard time stopping Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns is the Timberwolves leading scorer, averaging 24.6 points per game. Still, Minnesota has had trouble containing Ja Morant, the Grizzlies most efficient scorer. This is set up to be a great Game 6 and could mean the end for the Timberwolves.
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