We are back, and we get an interesting 7 game slate today. Carlos Martinez is the most expensive pitcher on DraftKings at $12,500, ad he will be chalky. I’m going to fade a pitcher with a bad park shift, who doesn’t get lefties out. I’m looking to Dan Straily (Go Marlins) at $9,100 in Wrigley Field. Dan has been very good this season, with at least 15.5 points in his last 5 starts. The wind will be blowing in from left field, and the Cubs have been very bad this season. Last years world champs strikeout a lot vs. righties, with the wind blowing in and coming off of an emotional primetime win vs. a rival team. This spot has let down written all over it for the Cubs.
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For my SP2 I’m looking to 2 different pitchers, Sean Manaea and Junior Guerra. Guerra has been a reverse splits guy this season in a small sample size, but he will face a lot of lefties in the Giants lineup. He has logged back to back solid starts, and we know this Giants team isn’t great. They lack pop, but they do get Hunter Pence back. For Manaea, he gets to face the Blue Jays in Oakland’s big ballpark. 32 and 33 points in back to back starts for Manaea, and now he gets a Jays team that strikes out a lot vs. sliders.
So the Houston Astros have been the best team in baseball so far. This lineup with Springer, Altuve, Correa, and the rest the bats are all dangerous. They are priced up, but on a smaller slate I’m willing to pay up for them. Ian Kennedy has been awful in his last 4 starts giving up at least 4 ER in all of them. This stack could be chalky so get creative with the rest of your team. I like the top of the order.
Bartolo Colon faces off against Nick Pivetta in Sun Trust Park. This one should get ugly real quick. Neither of these pitchers are any good, and this ballpark plays very small to left handed bats. Matt Adams has been hot, Inciarte Flowers and Kemp are also very good options. From the Phillies sideI’m looking to the top of the order. All of the lefties are in play in Hernandez, Herrera, Galvis and Saunders. Colon is garbage, getting shelled in almost every start.