• I have good news and… more good news! First, this week’s forecasts call for the least rain of the season thus far. Rain delays and rainouts should be rare. Second, it will be the warmest week so far this season, especially late this week when a brief heat wave impacts the East Coast. Add in favorable hitting conditions at Coors this weekend, and we have the ingredients for MLB’s best hitting week so far this year!

    In a hurry? Need fast answers? If so, skip to the bottom to see which teams are my Weather Winners and Weather Losers of the week. However, if you’re the rare person who has a few spare minutes or if you just love details, keep reading to see the series or individual games to target/avoid based on this week’s weather.

    Targets: This Week’s Best Hitting Environments

    If you’re debating whether to start or acquire fringe hitters, consider the ones playing in these favorable hitting environments:

    • NY Yankees at Kansas City (Wednesday & Thursday; the second half of this four-game series should be played with temperatures near 89 degrees along with a nice dose of humidity)
    • Pittsburgh at St. Louis (Wednesday & Thursday; temps 85-90 for these two games)
    • Atlanta at Baltimore (Thursday; temps near 90 for the final game of this series)
    • Tampa Bay at Atlanta (Friday-Sunday; it’ll be about 90 degrees in Hotlanta all weekend)
    • Miami at Washington (Friday-Sunday; close to 90 in the Capital this weekend)
    • Philadelphia at Baltimore (Friday-Sunday; 90 degrees for all three games)
    • Pittsburgh at Colorado (Friday-Sunday; sign me up for Coors at 80-85 degrees each game, but be aware that a few thunderstorms are possible)
    • San Diego at NY Mets (Friday-Sunday; about 85 and a tad humid for all three games)

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    If you have a specific question, you can hit me up on Twitter (@LarryV86). Also, check back here on SportsEthos on Friday for the weekend update.

    Larry is a meteorologist who was fortunate to have a 36-year career “doing his hobby” with the National Weather Service. He’s a weather weenie who was fascinated by weather in elementary school and graduated with a degree in meteorology from Penn State. He obsesses about fantasy baseball, weather and the Phillies.

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