Kansas City looks to be the only game with any weather issues but even here it looks like it will be late in the game and bats should not be affected.
Cubs/Rockies: I will group these teams together as they are playing in the same park, Coors Field and the weather will almost be a carbon copy of yesterday. Pay attention to last night’s boxscore, how many bullpen arms did they use? Also, an interesting fact, both these pitchers (Quintana and Lambert) just faced each other at Wrigley a few days ago. Use this to gauge how the batters may do against them this time around. And did I mention that Quintana is a lefty?
Rays: Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter about a month ago. Why do I want to pick on him? Because this is the Rays! Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows are burgeoning superstars. The Rays have made the Trop their offensive haven. Look for the Rays to put a whooping on Fiers.
Nationals: Man, a fire has been burning under this team’s butt, both offensively and defensively! We saw Mad Max and Stras pitch great games but did you see the Nats hit four consecutive HRs this weekend? Turner, Rendon, Dozier, Soto, Eaton have all hit the ball really well, making this lineup a deep one that can put up runs in a hurry.
Braves/Pirates: Let’s end this article how we began, with a duo of teams hitting in a strong batter’s park. These two teams combined to batter each other on the scoreboard and almost physically as Josh Donaldson baited Joe Musgrove into an early exit last night. Well, like I mentioned in #1 above, both teams had to go deep in their bullpens last night (especially the Pirates who got only 2/3rds of an inning out of the previously mentioned Musgrove).
DFS meteorologist concentrating on MLB and the NFL, I graduated from UMass-Lowell with a degree in meteorology in 1996. I worked at AccuWeather as a meteorologist for almost a decade. I combined my two loves, weather and sports, and like to think I help 1000s of DFS'ers out each day. Huge Boston sports fan, lover of nature and animals and a proud father of 4 boys (2 biological).