MLB: Aaron Judge, Dallas Keuchel Headline Weekend in The Show

Now that it’s finally Friday, it’s time to examine the MLB landscape and figure out what’s worth a bucket of popcorn and a front row seat. New York Yankee Aaron Judge and Houston Astro Dallas Keuchel lead the list of what to watch this weekend in baseball.

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Aaron Judge returns

After missing a good chunk of the season due to injury, Judge returns to a Yankee lineup that already has a monster order. Giancarlo Stanton, red-hot Gary Sanchez, Edwin Encarnacion and Luke Voit headline the lineup for the Bronx Bombers and will help Judge see some pitches to his liking, especially if he’s in the two hole.

Keuchel to the rescue

It’s safe to say the Atlanta Braves are getting the services of Dallas Keuchel at the right time. Atlanta just padded their first-place lead in the NL East over Philly and could use another solid starter to help a staff that needs more consistency behind Mike Soroka.

Keuchel makes his Braves’ debut today vs the Washington Nationals.

Fish Phillet

It’s time for the Philadelphia Phillies to shape up and earn back the NL East lead, which they owned for most of this season.

With the last-place Miami Marlins coming to Citizens Bank Park tonight — a night headlined by Chase Utley‘s Retirement Night– I expect the Phils to grab the win and eventually sweep the fish. They have to, no excuses.

Tomahawk Chop vs D.C. Doom

The Braves have surged into first place in the NL East and can’t seem to lose a game, but the Washington Nationals will make this weekend series fun with their young hitters.

Washington could pull off the series win, but they’ll need their starters to keep it rolling.

Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman, Trea Turner and Juan Soto…it’s worth the price of admission for these bats alone.

Red Hots vs Barrel of Brew

The Cincinnati Reds have been playing better of late. In fact, they just got done sweeping Houston of all teams.

The Milwaukee Brewers will try to cool them off with reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich.

What are you looking for during this weekend’s MLB action? Leave a comment below.

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