Update (6:36 PM) - Hi Everyone. Decided that I needed to get Edwin in my lineup as the wind is blowing out to left field at KC tonight. Image is updated! Good Luck!
Update (6:24 PM) - Hi Everyone! Decided to go with Woodruff against the Angels as Trout won't be in the lineup tonight. Keeping a 4-man stack of OAK and have mini stacks of SEA & PHI. Image is updated! Good Luck!
Making this one quick this AM as I'm slammed with meetings all morning!
We have a 9-game MLB "Main" Slate tonight that starts at 7:05 PM and let's check out our initial lineup.
On the mound tonight, I'm going with a mid-tier option in Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ray is always a tough one to roster as you just never know what you're going to get from him. He has great strikeout upside, however, can be a bit wild and often has a tendency to get his pitch count up high in a hurry. The good news for Ray tonight is that he is facing a Texas team that ranks just 24th in team strikeout rate (9.82 K/game) and is coming off a solid victory over the Dodgers in which he struck out 9. Ray is risky, but I think he is worth the risk tonight.
We're going right back with a 4-man stack of the Oakland Athletics as they've been crushing the ball at Camden Yards and have another solid match-up agianst Dan Straily of the Orioles who last just 1.1 IP in his first start agianst the Yankees, giving up 5 ER's on 5 hits & 2 BB's.
I also like the Seattle Mariners to night in their match-up agianst Heath Filmyer. I currently have Jay Bruce in my lineup as he already has crushed 7 HR's and I wouldn't be surprised as the day goes on that I get more Mariners in my lineup.
Justin Bour is starting to heat up a bit for the Angels as he has posted back-to-back games of 25.2 points & 18.6 points and I like his value tonight in a solid match-up against the RHP Brandon Woodruff.
Rounding out the team, we're paying up for both Bryce Harper & Christian Yelich who have match-ups that they should be able to exploit.
As always, I will make any necessary updates due to confirmed lineups, weather, etc. I will do my best to update the post but if it’s a last-second update, it’s easier for me to post that with an image on Twitter (@BrettCU05).