You might consider using J.A. Happ against the Orioles in the early games, but putting him out there at home is a risky play. He has been bad at Yankee Stadium so far this year, with a 6.12 ERA and seven of his nine HRs allowed at home. He may be widely used, so you might want to veer away from the crowd.
is the chalk play on the early slate against Pittsburgh, but if you are
avoiding Happ on the early slate you will have to spend the $10,200 to get him.
The only other respectable choice is
Chris Archer at $8,400. Arizona is 11th in strikeouts so there is
some hope for production there. He is less expensive than Happ.
This is the third time Patrick Corbin is facing the Mets and he has a 3.75 ERA and 13 Ks in 12 IPs against them. He is at $10,000 on DK. He is not a lock, though, as the Mets have started to hit better recently and are seeing him yet again after two earlier matchups.
Rodriguez ($8200) is a very strong play at home against Colorado, as he is
starting to sustain momentum. He has allowed only two earned runs in his last
two starts and has at least six strikeouts in five of his last six outings.
is a must start no matter who he faces.
The Cardinals have a formidable offense, but Soroka can shut the lights out on
anyone right now. At $8800 he is a definite start for me regardless of opposition. He has a 1.64 home ERA and a 1.90 ERA in night
games. I will use him in tournaments as some will avoid him due to the matchup.
seems quite chalky at $9400 at Kansas City. Yesterday I was recommending a
Royals stack, but today I am certainly going to target them with pitching. The
Soroka/Minor duo may be the way to go with two pitchers on DraftKings. Minor
has a good shot for a victory as the Rangers offense will tee off on Jorge
Lopez. If you are feeling a bit uncomfortable about Soroka’s matchup you can
pair Minor with E-Rod. In night games,
Minor has a 1.84 ERA with 50 Ks in 49 IP. Minor is a strong cash game play.
($9200) faces the Padres, who are 19th in road hitting. Maeda is 3-0
with a 1.86 ERA at home and should adjust after allowing four runs in six
innings to San Diego in their first meeting of 2019.
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