Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 9)

At the end of May we start to see some teams and players separate themselves from the pack. Division races start to take shape, fans start thinking about All-Star selections, and early MVP candidates are making their cases.

But the game of baseball itself is timeless. Each day, teams play. Some games are run-of-the-mill, while others are tense and exciting. Still other games provide interest in other ways – a rare feat, a future All-Star’s debut, a milestone, a quirky headline. You never know what you might get.

That’s why we showcase the best baseball game of each day of the MLB season, spoiler-free. Click the link below to watch each game on MLB.tv (you’ll need a subscription). We don’t give away and scores or highlights, so you won’t know why a particular game was chosen (or who wins) until you actually watch the game.

After each game you’ll see a number, which is our Game Rank statistic. We plug in things like lead changes, pitching game score, number of home runs, highlight-reel defensive plays, and much more to evaluate how entertaining each game is. The higher the Game Rank score, the more interesting the game.

This is how you can watch the best baseball games year-round, even in the offseason. Enjoy!

MLB 2018 Week 9 – Best Games

Sunday, May 20 – Marlins @ Braves – 136.7

Monday, May 21 – Orioles @ White Sox – 109

Tuesday, May 22 – Orioles @ White Sox – 98.4

Wednesday, May 23 – Angels @ Blue Jays – 139.7

Thursday, May 24 –

Friday, May 25 –

Saturday, May 26 –

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 8)

May 13th through 19th of the year 2018 makes up Week 8 of the Major League Baseball season. Below are the very best MLB games from each day of this week in baseball history.

We evaluate the best games from each day, incorporating a wide range of stats from individual performances to situational game factors. These are then assembled into a single statistic, the Baseball Rewatch Game Rank, which provides a number for how “exciting” each game is to the casual fan. Anything above an 80 or so is a pretty good game, while 100 is a very memorable game. 120+ is a fantastic game.

Oh, and we do all this without giving away any spoilers, scores, or highlights. That way you can come back, any time (hint: offseason, odd hours, etc) and “rewatch” great baseball games as if they were live. The link for each game will take you directly to the game on MLB.tv. You’ll need a subscription to watch.

MLB 2018 Week 8 – Best Games

Sunday, May 13 – Twins @ Angels – 106.0

Monday, May 14 – Braves @ Cubs – 113.5

Tuesday, May 15 – Indians @ Tigers – 96.1

Wednesday, May 16 – Astros @ Angels – 82.0

Thursday, May 17 – Rangers @ White Sox – 83.4

Friday, May 18 – Tigers @ Mariners – 68.1

Saturday, May 19 – Dodgers @ Nationals (Game 2) – 107.7

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 7)

And thus we enter the seventh week of 2018 baseball. What a season it’s been! Since we don’t do any spoilers here – ever – there’s not much to say other than that you should bookmark this site and come back to watch GREAT baseball games when the season is over, during the All-Star break, postseason off-days, or if you’re on night watch duty and need some entertainment.

If you are not already aware, we examine every game from every day of the Major League Baseball season, and tease out the best game of each day based on how entertaining it is for the casual (or die-hard) fan. These are the games that will be tight pitching duels, home run slugfests, or incredible come-from-behind walkoffs. Maybe it will be an ultra-rare four-homer game or a no-hitter. Maybe someone will hit for a cycle. Perhaps a future Hall of Famer will surpass some great milestone, or maybe you will see a bizarre game-ending Little-League ‘home run’ scored after a review. Who knows?

Whatever might happen on a baseball diamond, the one thing you do know is that when you watch a Baseball Rewatch game, it’s gonna be good.

So without further ado, here are the best MLB games of the week, completely spoiler free, from the 2018 MLB week 7.

MLB 2018 Week 7 – Best Games

Sunday, May 6 – Indians @ Yankees – 159.7

Monday, May 7 – Tigers @ Rangers – 100.1

Tuesday, May 8 – Mariners @ Blue Jays – 124.0

Wednesday, May 9 – Red Sox @ Yankees – 91.4

Thursday, May 10 – Nationals @ D-Backs – 85.3

Friday, May 11 – Red Sox @ Blue Jays – 129.1

Saturday, May 12 – Athletics @ Yankees – 134.3

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 6)

It is another wonderful week for baseball. Here we feature the best game for each day of the week (2018 MLB Week 6) and provide you with a link to watch using your MLB.tv subscription.

What we do differently is that we never give away any scores. No spoilers, no hints, no headlines. Just quality baseball. So come along and watch one of your team’s games, who knows, maybe they will win! Or maybe not… but either way, it will be an entertaining game.

After each listing you will see a number. This is the Baseball Rewatch Game Rank, which tries to place a value on how exciting and historic that particular game may be. Using all sorts of objective metrics combined with subjective evaluation of headlines and historicity, we rank each game so that you can choose the best of the best.

MLB 2018 Week 6 – Best Games

Sunday, April 29 – Cardinals @ Pirates – 112.0

Monday, April 30 – Padres @ Giants – 100.7

Tuesday, May 1 – Rangers @ Indians – 111.7

Wednesday, May 2 – Athletics @ Mariners – 125.7

Thursday, May 3 – Yankees @ Astros – 105.7

Friday, May 4 – Dodgers @ Pirates – 119.0

Saturday, May 5 – Angels @ Mariners – 153.6

Ranking the Best MLB Games of the Week

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 5)

Welcome to 2018 MLB Week 5, which runs from Aprill 22nd through April 28, 2018. Below we have selected the best game from every day of this week.

Click the link to watch directly on MLB.tv (subscription required). As always, we will never post any scores or other types of spoilers. The only slight hint you’ll get is our Baseball Rewatch Game Rank, which calculates how “entertaining” a game is to watch. This combines things like how many home runs are hit, how many strikeouts a pitcher throws, the number of lead changes, changes in win probability, and other more subjective things like historical feats, team rivalries, superstar contributions, and headline value.

These plus many other factors are considered to give an overall Game Rank, which you see after each game’s listing. We hope this helps you choose the right game to watch!

Remember to bookmark our site and come back during the offseason (or those pesky days off around the All-Star break) when you are hankerin’ for some great baseball.

MLB 2018 Week 5 – Best Games

Sunday, April 22 – Twins @ Rays – 109.0

Monday, April 23 – Angels @ Astros – 88.0

Tuesday, April 24 – Red Sox @ Blue Jays – 131.0

Wednesday, April 25 – Braves @ Reds – 77.0

Thursday, April 26 – Tigers @ Pirates – 129.0

BONUS: Thursday, April 26 – Twins @ Yankees – 114.7

Friday, April 27 – Yankees @ Angels – 133.0

Saturday, April 28 – D-Backs @ Nationals – 111.0

Best MLB Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 4)

Sunday kicked off the fourth week of the 2018 MLB season with an absolute masterpiece. The entire 3-game Rangers/Astros series was completely stellar, and game 3 on Sunday night took the cake. Check out last week’s post where we showcase the entire series.

So what happened during those games? And what else is in store for baseball fans across the league? We’re not telling.

Here at Baseball Rewatch, you’ll never know the score or any spoilers for what makes these games great. Nope. Just a list of the most entertaining Major League Baseball games from every day of the season. No scores, no headlines, minimal commentary, nothing that will ruin the excitement of watching a baseball game as if it were happening live.

The only difference is that you know ahead of time that this game is going to be excellent.

You can catch up on games you missed, watch something fun while there’s no baseball on, or catch great baseball games throughout the offseason by bookmarking the site and coming back post-October.

Here are the best MLB game from week 4 of the 2018 season. Each game is assigned a value based on in-game leverage moments, individual and team performances, highlights, headlines, come-from-behind wins and walkoffs, etc.

MLB 2018 Week 4 – Best Games

Sunday, April 15 – Rangers @ Astros – 148.0

Monday, April 16 – Nationals @ Mets – 120.4

Tuesday, April 17 – Dodgers @ Padres – 109.6

Wednesday, April 18 – White Sox @ Athletics – 155.2

Thursday, April 19 – Blue Jays @ Yankees – 79.0

Friday, April 20 – Twins @ Rays – 133.7

Saturday, April 21 – Red Sox @ Athletics – 139.0

Best Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 3)

Baseball is now in full swing. We’ve seen some great new players rise to the occasion (Shohei Ohtani), established stars perform brilliantly (Adam Jones), great teams playing like it (Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks), and some surprises at the top of the standings (Pittsburg Pirates).

What does week three hold? Let’s find out!

MLB 2018 Week 3 – Best Games

Sunday, April 8 – Athletics @ Angels – 110.65

Monday, April 9 – Rays @ White Sox – 89.00

Tuesday, April 10 – Brewers @ Cardinals – 142.3

Wednesday, Aprill 11 – Astros @ Twins – 92.2

Thursday, April 12 – Yankees @ Red Sox – 80.0

Friday, April 13 – Rangers @ Astros – 140.0

Saturday, April 14 – Braves @ Cubs – 113.4

Note that the Rangers/Astros game on Saturday, April 14, was a close second, and the two teams’ matchup on Sunday, April 15 was a pure gem, perhaps one of the best of the year. So you may want to watch the whole three-game series:

Best Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 2)

And we’re off to the races with the first full week of 2018 baseball. Every day there is something interesting happening on the baseball diamonds across MLB. We’re committed to capturing the best of those moments.

Take a look at the best MLB games from each day. The link will take you to watch the game – spoiler free – as if it were live on MLB.tv. You’ll need a subscription to watch. Each game is ranked using a proprietary formula so you can easily see which games involve the most overall interest. Factors include pitching, home runs, defensive plays, historic feats, team rivalries, unusual plays, lead changes, win expectancy changes, and more.

You never know what you’re going to get when you sit down to watch a baseball game. Here at Baseball Rewatch, you will always know it’s going to be a great game.

MLB 2018 Week 2 – Best Games

Sunday, April 1 – Yankees @ Blue Jays – 77.9

Monday, April 2 – Dodgers @ D-Backs – 125.5

Tuesday, April 3 – Cardinals @ Brewers – 104.9

Wednesday, April 4 – Indians @ Angels – 128.9

Thursday, April 5 – Rays @ Red Sox – 143.4

Friday, April 6 – Athletics @ Angels – 105.4

Saturday, April 7 – Dodgers @ Giants – 150.2

Best Games of the Week, Ranked

Best Baseball Games of the Week, Spoiler Free (2018 MLB Week 1)

Baseball’s Opening Day for the 2018 season has finallly arrived! And with it we’re here to list the best game of every day, just in case you miss it.

You can go anywhere for highlights. Twitter, ESPN, MLB’s homepage, a million other blogs and sports sites. But Baseball Rewatch is a little different.

Here we highlight the best games from each day of the MLB season. But we do it without any spoilers. No scores, no headlines. Just the team names and a link to watch the game on your MLB.tv account. (You’ll need a subscription to watch.)

Here’s what we do for you, so that you can enjoy some great baseball anytime you want: Every day, we look over the box scores, headlines, and advanced statistics from each game. We account for tense situations, lead changes, comebacks, newsworthy events, historic feats, walkoffs, dominant pitching, and more. All these get factored in to a proprietary formula to rank how exciting each game is to the average fan.

Of course you’ll want to watch your favorite team’s games more often, but if you already watched it or know the score, the games we list will keep you entertained every time.

MLB 2018 Week 1 – Best Games

Here are the best baseball games from Week 1 of the 2018 MLB season.

Thursday, March 29: Twins @ Orioles – 95.31

Friday, March 30: Giants @ Dodgers – 96.64

Saturday, March 31: Yankees @ Blue Jays – 66.6

Since Opening Day was on a Thursday, Week 1 only has three days and thus three games. Enjoy!

Best Games of the Week, Ranked

 

How to watch the MLB postseason on the cheap

Thanks to the power of the internet, you don’t have to settle for a huge cable bill to be able to watch all the MLB postseason you want. There are several options available, and each has benefits and drawbacks but by being a bit clever you can watch postseason baseball on the cheap. Let’s take a look.

SUMMARY

Who wants to read about all the various options when you’re only going to choose one? Read further for more details, but here is the four-step process

  1. Sign up for Sling TV (Orange) for a free trial on or before October 3. This will get you the AL Wild Card Game on ESPN. (FREE)
  2. Switch to Sling TV (Blue). Once the 10/3 AL WC game is over, you won’t need ESPN anymore. Switching to Sling TV Blue  will get you the other networks you need for the rest of the MLB postseason: FS1, TBS, and Fox. ($25)
  3. In some areas, Fox is not included in the Sling TV package. Get a digital antenna for the broadcast. ($30 for the top-rated antenna, $8-10 for the well-reviewed cheap one)
  4. Cancel Sling. You should be at just under one month.

 

Total cost:

WAYS TO WATCH THE POSTSEASON

Pay-Per-Month Streaming Services

You can always watch pretty much all the postseason games with most cable subscriptions, but who wants to pay for that anymore? Cord cutting is the way of the future. There are a few popular and inexpensive ways to watch the MLB postseason without cable, like Hulu Live TV ($40/month), Playstation Vue ($40/month), Direct TV Now ($35/month), and Sling TV ($25/month for the “Blue” service). We’ll talk about Sling since it is the cheapest, and it’s also the one we actually use. (Plus you can get a free Roku streaming stick when you first sign up for Sling, which is a pretty cool bonus. This will turn any screen with an HDMI port into a “smart” TV.)

How it works: With a PC, a smart TV, or a TV connected to a streaming device (like the aforementioned Roku stick, an Amazon Fire stick, and plenty of options) you can use the internet to “stream” television with one of the services mentioned above. Using one of these streaming services gives you more channels than broadcast TV, but less of the fluff and cords (and cost!) than ‘traditional’ cable.

MLB.tv

You can also use your MLB.tv subscription. You won’t be able to watch the games live, but you can use us here at Baseball Rewatch for spoiler-free game recommendations and watch 90 minutes after the conclusion of the live game. All you need to do is have a bit of patience and stay away from social media! If you buy late in the season, it’s only about $4 and you can dip back into old games all throughout the offseason. This pairs especially well with our back posts, which tell you – without any spoilers or scores revealed – which games are the most exciting from each day of the season.

Postseason.TV

This is a stupid service, and I have no idea why it’s even a thing. It’s live “companion” coverage from the TBS broadcasts only. This means you only get alternate camera angles along with the talking head commentary. If you want to choose a camera angle and sit and watch kinda-sorta like you’re at the game, this is the option for you. Five bucks, ALCS only. It should be called ALCSAlternateFeed.TV.

THE NETWORKS

Next, to choose the right services we need to know what networks and channels are broadcasting the games. Each series within the postseason can have a different broadcaster, so we need to know which channels those are so we can find the low-cost viewing options. All details below are for 2017.

ESPN

ESPN will show the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, October 3. ESPN is available on Hulu Live TV ($40/month), Playstation Vue ($40/month), Direct TV Now ($35/month), and Sling TV (Orange, $20/month).

FS1

Fox Sports One, aka FS1, is the home for the ALDS (October 5-11) and ALCS (October 13-21). The ALCS will also be broadcast on the traditional Fox channel. FS1 is available on Hulu Live TV ($40/month), Playstation Vue ($40/month), Direct TV Now ($35/month), and Sling TV (Blue, $25/month).

Fox

Fox will show the ALCS and the World Series. You can pick up this top-rated digital TV antenna for about thirty bucks on Amazon, or go with this nearly-equally-excellent thinline antenna for under $10. Fox is available over the air and in some areas with the aforementioned streaming services.

MLBN

The Major League Baseball Network is the home for Games 1 and 2 of the ALDS (also showing on FS1). This means that if you get FS1, you won’t need MLBN.

TBS

The NLDS and NLCS can be watched on the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS). TBS is available on Hulu Live TV ($40/month), Playstation Vue ($40/month), Direct TV Now ($35/month), and Sling TV (Both Orange, $20/month, and Blue, $25/month).

SUMMARY #2

So you can see that you have several options to affordably cobble together the stations you need in order to watch the MLB postseason on the cheap. Using the internet and a wise selection of the streaming service that suits your needs, you can watch all through October for about $25-50. As we mentioned at the beginning, Sling TV is the cheapest option, but you may consider one of the other services if there are other shows or events you would like to watch once the World Series concludes.

How to watch the 2017 MLB Postseason on the cheap