I’ll be interested to see the ownership on Stephen Strasburg versus Clayton Kershaw tonight. Both have been as close to dominant as possible this season but it’s actually Strasburg who is striking out more batters per nine innings. Strasburg has allowed just seven ER over his last 24 IP (2.63 ERA, four starts) but has racked up 35 strikeouts. Speaking of strikeouts, he’s notched double-digit Ks in three of his last four and six of twelve starts this season. Strasburg has not faced the Phillies yet this year, but Philadelphia ranks 29th in wOBA this season and has scored the second-fewest runs in the last 30 days.
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It’s been feast or famine from Corey Kluber this season in terms of fantasy outputs. On the plus side, he’s been an innings-eater for the Indians, lasting at least six innings in ten of his last eleven starts. That’s going to provide him a solid baseline of fantasy points with plenty of strikeout upside. He owns a 9.08 K/9 in the last 30 days and is racking up the groundballs. The angels have been much better offensively in the last month but are still a middle of the road offense.
A team we haven’t talked about recently is the Detroit Tigers. This is a team that is quietly feasting right now, earning the third-best wOBA in the league in the last thirty days. They have really hit lefties well this season, at eighth-best in the league. So it’s no surprise that the date with CC Sabathia should have you strongly considering Detroit tonight. Sabathia has been better as of late, but his 4.32 xFIP in the last thirty days is still in the bottom half of this slate. He’s been the beneficiary of stranding 84.1% of baserunners in that span, which is probably unsustainable. Sabathia could be in line for a regression and the Tigers will benefit greatly from the venue of Yankee Stadium tonight.
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