Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!
Not our greatest night last night as Mitch Keller got off to a rocky start agianst the Giants and our offense was pretty non-existent, outside of Yoan Moncada who had a 31.4-point performance. In the end, our 102.0-point performance wasn’t nearly enough to cash in our 50/50’s & GPP’s.
Let’s get back to our winning ways as we take a look at tonight’s MLB FanDuel “Main Slate” that features 14 games and starts at 7:05pm.
On the mound, we’re going to pay up for Cincinnati’s Sonny Gray in his solid match-up against the Seattle Mariners. Gray is having a career season in his first year with the Reds as he comes into this game with a 2.75 ERA & 1.10 WHIP while holding his opponents to just a .201 average & .606 OPS. Gray has been great on the road this season, posting a 2.58 ERA while holding his opponents to a .189 average and has been striking people out at a solid 10.35 K/9 ratio. Gray could be in for a big game tonight as the Mariners rank just 29th in team batting average vs. RHP’s (.235 average) & 28th in team strikeout rate (9.79 K’s/game).
On the offensive end, we’re going to go to start off with a 4-man stack of Atlanta Braves in their match-up agianst the RHP Zach Eflin of the Philadelphia Phillies. Eflin has pitched well as of late, however, has had an up-and-down year overall and currently comes into this game with a 4.31 ERA & 1.34 WHIP. Eflin is allowing his opponents to post a .272 average/.781 OPS however, has really struggled agianst the Braves current roster, allowing them to post a .345 average/.762 slugging %/1.171 OPS. Eflin has really struggled agianst the Braves this season as over his two starts (5.2 IP), he has allowed 12 ER’s on 14 hits (4 HR’s).
For the Braves, we’re going to be stacking, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr, Josh Donaldson, & Johan Camargo who are a combined 10 for 21 w/ 3 HR’s against Eflin in their careers.
We have a 3-man stack of Tampa Bay Rays in their match-up agianst the RHP Ariel Jurado of the Texas Rangers. Jurado has struggled this season, posting a 5.40 ERA & 1.46 WHIP while allowing opponents to post a .296 average/.855 OPS. Jurado has posted a 6.93 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .320 against him in his 8 starts since the All-Star break and has allowed both LHB’s & RHB’s to post OPS’s over .800.
For the Rays, we’re going to go with a stack of Ji-Man Choi, Austin Meadows, & Travis d’Arnaud.
Rounding out the team tonight, we’re going to go with Teoscar Hernandez of the Blue Jays. Hernandez hasn’t had a great season as he is hitting just .215, however, he still has HR-upside as he has 21 HR’s on the season, and I don’t mind his value hitting out of the 6-hole tonight against Bobby Poyner who had a 10.50 ERA/2.17 WHIP in his limited action (6.0 IP).
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