MLB 2022 Weekly Preview - Week 16

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Major League Baseball is back for another week of glorious action and this time, it will be the post-all-star break heading into the latter half of a very important set of games.

After a much needed rest from the action of series play, the MLB will return on Thursday to deliver action-packed games with records on the line.

There is much to be desired left on the schedule for the second half of the season, and players are starting to return to their respective starting positions.

Many of the 2021 all-stars will be coming back after the break and that means definite shifts within the divisions.

Some notable inclusions include Jacob DeGrom, Fernando Tatis Jr. and many more faces of the sport.

Excitement will be at an all-time high for the MLB as fans will get their favorite players back.

There are so many key storylines within every division, and everything is still up in the air with 80+ games to go.

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Analysis

Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox - Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays have been playing decent ball as of late, but their expectations have this team at a much higher level.

They are the owners of one of the best pitching staffs in the whole American League but their consistency within the offensive side has been poor.

Just a couple hitters above .300 in the club, Tampa Bay needs to find a spark plug on offense fast.

Their pitching is holding down the fort for the moment but there isn’t much to say that it could break down at any time.

Look for the Rays to approach this series from an optimistic lens and get back on track with some solid runs.

Boston is playing around the same level of baseball as the Rays currently, but their pitching looks to be on the uptrend.

After starting the season with a horrible team ERA, their level has plateaued into a maintainable average.

The ability of their hitters is never in question, but they are currently playing above their pay grade.

These next few weeks before the break will be a huge indicator as to what Boston will be doing in the near future.

Prediction - Rays money line in a battle between the division’s rivals.

Philadelphia Phillies @ St. Louis Cardinals - Friday, July 8th, 2022

Philadelphia are dealing with tough news as their MVP starman Bryce Harper was diagnosed with a fractured thumb this past week.

They will be severely limited for a couple of months giving him time to recover.

In that time span they will need to find ways to beat ball clubs and maintain their position in the MLB playoff race in the NL.

St. Louis is beyond happy with the production it's currently getting from its offense.

However, their pitching has left things up for desire in multiple games this season.

They will face a hobbled Phillies team and get through with the tough win.

Prediction - Cardinals Money Line.

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