Nice full slate today with some smart plays. There are four Pitcher plays and eight Bat stacks in play for today.
STL@CHC Mikolas vs. Hamels.
Afternoon game at the friendly confines. Check the weather here but this is a NO PLAY game for me. The last time Mikolas saw the Cubs, he pitched well but I think the Cubs are gaining confidence, especially with the new signing. Hamels’ ERA is a tick above 2 at Wrigley.
CIN@PHI Mahle vs. Eflin
Eflin coming off an IL stint makes me nervous as does the way certain Reds have been swinging a bat lately. This is a NO PLAY for me.
AZ@TOR Kelly vs. Stroman
As always, if you can find a lineup in which to play Vlad and maybe Teoscar Hernandez in a mini stack, do so, just because it’s fun to have shares of Vladdy but beyond that, I like both of these pitchers and Stroman has been great even with little run support. There are better games today so, NO PLAY
ATL@MIA Soroka vs. Urena.
I like the universe to correct itself here. Miami has been one of the hottest teams the last 30 days but I think they run into Soroka and cool down. PLAY: SOROKA and BRAVES BATS. A reminder: Urena is the guy that had the issue with Acuna.Jr, so that’s a fun thing to keep an eye on.
TB@BOS Chironos vs. Porcello
I may like TB BATS here but given the magnitude of this series I am inclined to go NO PLAY here. There is too much volatility here for me to be comfortable putting my money down. There are better plays for today.
MIN@DET Pineda vs. Boyd
Pineda off the IL against Boyd. I like MIN BATS here. Detroit’s bullpen is one of the worst in the league and the Twins current team OPS rivals that of the 1927 New York Yankees. TWINS BATS HERE is the PLAY
COL@NYM Senzatela vs. deGrom
Temptation here is to go deGrom but I am not sure what type of run support or organizational support he will get today. Mets skipper Mickey Callaway is under fire, the team seems to be in disarray and I honestly don’t know if they’ll come and pull deGrom in the 6th. Also, watch the weather in NY. This game is NO PLAY for me.
NYY@CLE German vs. Plesac.
Yanks are happy to get out of Toronto and need to beat up on someone, whom better than the Indians ? I like NYY BATS here. You may be tempted to play German here but there are some other pitching options on the slate to consider. Plesac is fun but definitely not a play here for me today .
OAK@TEX Anderson vs. Lynn
If the weather cooperates, Texas may be the play here. Anderson is not very reliable and balls can fly out of that ballpark. Try a TEX BAT stack today.
PIT@MIL Davis vs. Woodruff
Here is where Milwaukee shakes off the Miami series and gets back to doing what they do best. I like MIL BATS here as well as a WOODRUFF PLAY.
BAL@HOU Ynoa vs. Cole
CHALK ALERT !!! Everyone and their mother will be on this game. HOU BAT stack and COLE PLAY here but as always, I must remind you that sometimes games that are TOO chalky can be fickle. I dont think that is the case tonight but I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw it out there.
CWS@KC Nova vs. Bailey
There could very well be a lot of runs plated in this game. I wouldn’t be against picking on Bailey here with some CWS BATS. Maybe a mini stack to fill out a lineup ?
SEA@LAA Gonzalez vs. Heaney
Marco Gonzalez is a fly ball pitcher and I am really looking at a LAA BAT stack here. The obvious choices are guys like Trout but don’t be afraid to look beyond that and find a stack around LaStella or Fletcher-type players for some value in this game.
WSH@SD Fedde vs. Margevicius
This has been an interesting series but I am going with NO PLAY here. Too many other options elsewhere.
LAD@SFG Kershaw vs. Pomeranz
The other CHALK game on the slate here today. I’d advise to keep an eye on the weather here, otherwise this is a KERSHAW and LAD BAT stack play for me. As I have said, I would much rather lose money on someone like Kershaw than have to sweat out someone like Jacob deGrom
Playing multiple lineups is a great way to get a diverse lineup in that may cash out.
Don’t overthink, look at numbers, splits, park factors and go with the numbers. Playing your gut is good and it works but don’t outsmart yourself, there are plenty of other people out there that will try to do that for you.
Once you win and you have “other people’s money” in your account, you’re on your way, but if you find yourself constantly loading up your account then maybe you chill for a few days and re group.
The info is out there. DFS is like finding money- if you know where to look.