Brewers: Facing the Brewers at home is a scary proposition for any MLB pitcher. They own the fourth best ISO at .218, the sixth best wOBA of .341 and their OPS of .812 ranks fifth in the league. Christian Yelich has 17 HRs in 76 ABs and his OPS is 1.597. Good luck to Pablo Lopez and the Marlins bullpen tonight.
Cubs: The wind looks to be out of the southwest around 10-15 mph tonight at Wrigley and blows out to center. Temperatures in the 70s and a somewhat muggy air mass (dewpoints near 60) will help the baseball carry well too. Look for the Cubs bats to be able to elevate the ball against Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman.
Dodgers: Tonight will be Taylor Clarke’s fifth big league appearance and his fourth start. The Dodgers lefties, including a well-rested Cody Bellinger, may make it a night he would like to forget.
Padres: The pitcher the Padres face, Jerad Eickhoff, suddenly has big problems with the long ball. In his last 18.1 innings, he has given up 10 HRs. Strangely, he had given up no HRs over his first 30 innings pitched this year.
Yankees: Soft-tossing lefty Clayton Richard gets the assignment tonight. Fire-up the normal assortment of righty bats that smash lefties (Sanchez, Hicks, Torres).
Rangers: They would be higher on this list as they face the Orioles and their atrocious bullpen. However, they are facing Dylan Bundy, who is coming off a really good May, a month where he held opposing batters to a .195 batting average and a 2.64 ERA. Also, the Rangers will be missing their biggest bat in Joey Gallo, who is on the IL.
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).