Jose Berrios is $11,400. I don’t want to pay that price for Berrios, who is extremely talented, but might not pay off his price. The White Sox, although were awful to righties in the beginning of the season, they have been average since. Jeff Samardzija has been great this season, although the game log might not suggest it. He has only struggled in tough match ups this season, but in Atlanta, he should be able to have another good start. Sun Trust Park isn’t a good park to pitch in, but on this slate it will have to do. Jordan Montgomery faces the Angeles, and whilst they don’t strikeout a lot, they aren’t very good. I wouldn’t expect massive upside from Montgomery in this spot, but a win could be in order. If you want a flier, Jeff Hoffman is good, just pitching in Coors is never great.
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Cleveland Indians – Kevin Gausman just isn’t very good at baseball. He struggles to pound the strike zone, and gets hit hard. The Indians have been hot, and I expect it to continue. Top of the order is my preferred play.
Minnesota Twins – They get to face a lefty that struggles vs. righties. Sano, Dozier, Grossman and Vargas are in great spots today. They are cheap, so fitting in expensive one offs is a possibility.
Toronto Blue Jays – They disappointed the past couple days in the heat of Texas, but hopefully today will be the day. Tyson Ross is on the bump for the Rangers, and I just don’t think Ross is that good. He doesn’t throw a lot of strikes, and struggles vs. the lefties. Smoak and Morales are annoying to try to roster, but are both in good spots. The top of the order is my play.
C: Posey, Pina, Gattis, Rivera
1B: Bellinger, Holiday, Adams
2B: Taylor, Cano, Pinder
3B: Shaw, Machado Flores
SS: Seager, Arcia Motter
OF: Judge, Mazara, JD Martinez, Khris Davis, Gamel
Homerun calls of the day: 2 for 2 yesterday with a double dong from Machado. Today I’m going with Cody Bellinger and Khris Davis.