Mike Leake first made a name for himself as a star pitcher for the Arizona State Sun Devils, earning the eighth pick overall in the 2009 MLB draft. Ten years after that fact, Leake will make his debut tonight as the starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Acquired from Seattle just before the trade deadline, Leake (9-8, 4.27) will go up against Philadelphia’s Jake Arrieta (8-8, 4.44) at Chase Field as the D-backs and Phillies continue their series. Last night, Philadelphia (59-53) took the series opener, 7-3, to move into a tie with Washington for the top Wild Card spot in the NL, while Arizona (56-57) dropped 3 1/2 games back. To get Dunkel’s pick for tonight’s contest and the full MLB schedule, click HERE
In the WNBA, the Minnesota Lynx‘ troubles have continued as they dropped their fourth straight at Indiana on Saturday to fall below .500 (10-11) on the season. The Lynx will try to avoid a season-high fifth straight loss tonight as they head to Atlanta to face the Dream (5-17). To get Dunkel’s pick for this game, click HERE.
The first full week of the NFL preseason kicks off on Thursday with the defending champion New England Patriots opening on the road against the Detroit Lions. To get Dunkel’s pick for this game and the full NFL schedule, click HERE.
And the English Premier League returns on Friday with Liverpool trying to avoid the upset against promoted club Norwich City at Anfield. To get Dunkel’s pick for this match and the full EPL schedule, click HERE.