There were only four games on the Monday June 3 slate, so finding a diamond in the rough was a little more difficult. We will evaluate who did well and didn’t perform up to par. All values and points are based off DraftKings.
Wade LeBlanc ($5,000)
Wade LeBlanc did not start the game against the Houston Astos, but came in the second inning as the “follower”. He went eight innings and gave up one run on three hits. He also gave up a walk and two strikeouts as well. Try to find another pitcher during LeBlanc’s next slate with a difficult matchup.
LeBlanc’s next scheduled outing is Saturday on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. He is not a strikeout pitcher and Houston is the best team of avoiding strike three. The Angels put the bat on the ball well, take yesterday’s outing with a grain of salt.
Manny Machado ($3,600)
It is difficult to end up on this side with only a single hit during a game. However, Manny Machado’s one hit was a grand slam. His final line was 1-for-4 with a strikeout and a walk. On a very small slate, it is hard to find better production than what Machado provided. Be on the lookout for a hot streak.
He hit his 10th home run of the season in grand style and has 31 RBI. With Eric Hosmer behind him in the order, Machado has some protection. Machado and the San Diego Padres continue their series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are trotting out Jake Arrieta, who looked shaky in his previous start. Machado has everything pointing in the right direction to get his bat going.
Aaron Nola ($9,600)
Aaron Nola was solid for most of the night against the San Diego Padres. However, the sixth inning was nightmarish and completely ruined his final line. Nola picked up his first loss on the season, throwing 5.1 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits. He also walked three and struck out five. Nola gave up a solo home run and left two runners on base before exiting on the Manny Machado grand slam. He looked great outside of the one inning and should be a viable option his next time out.
Nola looked good for most of the start but unfortunately for him, the first inning is as important as his last. Nola had a 2.06 WHIP, which was the highest for him in 2019 since his second start of the season. His next scheduled outing is Sunday at home against the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds have the sixth-worst team batting average in baseball and Nola has given up three runs or less in his past eight outings before yesterday. He has struggled at times but is going to bounce back quickly.
Anthony Rizzo ($5,800)
Rizzo went hitless in his four at-bats yesterday with a strikeout and three runners left on base. He faced off against a very hittable pitcher in Trevor Cahill, who has over a 7.00 ERA. Look to avoid Rizzo on today’s slate as it looks he is beginning to slump.
Rizzo is now hitless in his past two games after going on a 13-game hit streak. Rizzo will bust out of it, but not tonight.
Andrew McCutchen left the game in the first inning after grabbing his left knee while in a rundown between first and second base.
The Kansas City Royals officially placed Hunter Dozier on the 10-day IL retroactive to May 31 with thorax tightness.
Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.