Jose Altuve was one of the MLB DFS Hitting Picks of Destiny for Sunday. Check them out every weekend on Win Daily. Altuve went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run. Altuve is creeping up to .300 for the year with a .293 batting average. Look for him to continue racking up hits and getting on base on Tuesday’s slate.
Jose Altuve may just be the hottest hitter in baseball right now. He is batting .415 with six home runs and 16 RBI in his last 15 games played. If Altuve continues to have pop in his bat like the way he is hitting currently, it could give the Astros a chance to play the Wild Card winner come the playoffs. The Houston Astros are off today, but begin a series against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. The Indians have Shane Bieber on the mound, but that shouldn’t stop Altuve from continuing the hitting tear he has been on of late.
Jorge Polanco ($4,900)
Listed as a shortstop stud on the MLB DFS Hitting Picks of Destiny, Jorge Polanco had a solid day at the plate against the Chicago White Sox. He went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored. He jumped on Dylan Covey, who failed to record an out, with a home run in the first. Look for Polanco to continue hitting on Tuesday’s slate as well.
Jorge Polanco has been hitting well in the past week, batting .300 with three homers and seven RBI. His next game is an interleague matchup on Tuesday in Miami against the Marlins. Look for him to continue being productive at the plate. The Marlins have Zac Gallen on the mound and should have trouble pitching to this lineup.
7/29 MLB DFS Losers
Chris Sale ($16,500)
Chris Sale had a lofty price tag on him last night against the New York Yankees and failed to live up to it. He went 5.1 innings and allowed six runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. He picked up his 10th loss of the year, which is the most since he was traded to Boston. Fade Sale in his next start.
Chris Sale has been struggling. He is 2-3 with a 6.05 ERA in his last seven starts with just 38.2 innings pitched. Sale’s next start is slated for one of the games during the doubleheader on Saturday in New York against the Yankees. The Bronx Bombers seem to have Sale’s number this season, so avoid him for his next start.
Trevor Bauer ($11,100)
Another pitcher who did not have a good outing yesterday was Trevor Bauer, who went 4.1 innings while allowing eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and four walks with six strikeouts. He has a 3.79 ERA after the outing and a 1.21 WHIP. Bauer should be solid in his next outing, whether it is in Cleveland or somewhere else.
Trevor Bauer had a tough fifth inning, where he imploded and threw the ball over the center field wall from the mound before being taken out of the game. This could potentially be the last image we have on Bauer in an Indians jersey. He had a bad start, but was solid beforehand. If he stays on Cleveland, his next start will be Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. Look for Bauer to bounce back in his next game.
7/29 MLB DFS Injury Update
Robert Acuna Jr and Jean Segura were involved in a collision at second base yesterday. Acuna slid into Segura’s knee and both players left the game. Acuna had neck stiffness, but felt better after the game and expects to be in today’s lineup. Segura suffered a contusion from being hit with the J.T. Realmuto throw on the play.
The New York Yankees placed CC Sabathia on the 10-day IL with right knee inflammation. Tyler Wade was recalled from Triple-A.
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