There’s something interesting happening with Kyle Hendricks. Yes, you know his ERA this season has been insane (currently 2.07). It’s been even better in the last five starts, checking in with a 1.69 ERA in those 32 innings. What’s surprising is that his strikeouts have jumped in that span, K’ing 33 batters in those 32 innings. His 9.28 K/9 is 4th best on this slate in the last 30 days. If he continues to pitch like he has all season and is now adding a few more strikeouts, that’s going to be a deadly combination.
Edit: It looks like Wisler’s start was pushed back. He’s expected to start tomorrow. If you want a (much) deeper pull, consider Matt Wisler. He missed nearly all of August with lingering side soreness but looked excellent in his two most recent starts. He’s allowed just two runs over 14 innings and is coming off a career-high 10 strikeouts against the Padres. Today he is going to get the struggling Marlins who rank 27th in wOBA in the last month
The Mariners are back to swinging big sticks, scoring the 2nd most runs in the L14 days. They are going to get to travel to a somewhat better ballpark than their own, as they head to LA to face the Angels. They will take on Ricky Nolasco who has been hit or miss since joining the Angels. In his last two games he’s only allowed three earned in 16 innings but posted a 5.70 ERA (19 ER) in the 30 innings prior. He’s not a significant strikeout threat, which is the big concern when stacking the Mariners. I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaning on Seattle in cash games, but love the GPP upside.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter for more player analysis and news as starting lineups are released! Commentary based on DraftKings & Fanduel strategy and scoring..