If you’re looking for value, Colin Rea feels like a solid GPP flier. He has struggled at times this season, but is in the midst of one of his better stretches. He’s striking out 8.54 batters per nine innings in the last thirty days, which isn’t impressive as a whole but ranks 5th on this tough slate. In his last two starts, he’s put together some solid numbers, striking out eight over 14 innings while only allowing seven hits and three runs. the real benefit here is in the matchup and ballpark. Rea should certainly benefit from pitching at home as Petco Park serves as one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in the league. Finally, the Yankees have really struggled, ranking 26th in wOBA in the last thirty days. To add insult to injury, they will lose their DH in a National League park.
An interesting option in Julio Teheran tonight. The Braves has been mostly avoidable in all aspects this season, but Teheran is quietly having a really solid season. Since April 25th, Teheran is posting a ridiculous 1.61 ERA over 12 starts. That’s an impressive stretch that has resulted in a strikeout per inning and lasting at least seven innings in nine of twelve. Tonight he will face the Marlins who have been an average offense for the majority of the season.
In my opinion, the Athletics have been a disappointment this season. I expected more slightly more potent offense than we’ve seen, but they have a chance to see a spark tonight. They are going to face Jeff Locke who has really struggled this season. His 5.12 ERA is actually trending down, but remember that this is a guy who gave up 11 and 7 earned runs in back-to-back starts this month. That’s plenty of upside when stacking a lineup against him. Locke will have to face a DH in this American League ballpark and the A’s are a top 10 offense versus LHP this season.
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