The Pepper Report – Sat Aug 10 – Early Slate

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Don’t be scared …. come on in, it’s fine!

Image result for mlb pepper… Yes, this is the alternative version to the Dongers Club and this is covering the 5 game early slate this Saturday afternoon.  You see, who says you cannot teach old dogs new tricks?  The day game slates and these early slates have just been troublesome for the better part of a year-plus now.  And as I went to write up this slate and prepare my article I said, why am I calling it the Dongers Club?  It’s not the Dongers Club.  These early slates need their own name and their own flare to them, and they need a chance to do that even if it is approaching the middle of August.  So just like a MLB team calling up young kids in September to see how they fit in the bigs, we’re gonna give the ole Pepper Report a chance to play.

Why the Pepper Report?   Well, if you never played pepper growing up then you really didn’t live life.  A nice quick game where you gotta be on your toes and it doesn’t require a ton of people to play.   You know, like a short MLB DFS slate…  So lets play a quick game of pepper on this slate.

Long live the game of Pepper.



LA Angels vs Boston Red Sox

After Boston completely went off last night in a ‘get right’ game against Jaime Barria & the Angels they will certainly be a popular play today vs Andrew Heaney in an afternoon Fenway park game.  The real juice here though is Rick Porcello on the mound for Boston, who I don’t think we should automatically assume is gonna win a third straight game against the Angels to open this series even though Anaheim is a dead man walking team right now.  Angels will win this game and do it with their hitting off Porcello and the Sox bullpen.  Can Mike Trout (Mr. Saturday) finally hit a Fenway Park home run?  This is the only American League stadium he has never homered in.  Today is the day for that in my minds and this game sitting at an Over/Under off 11.5 is likely gonna finish right at that number in what I expect is a 7-4 final score with the Angels taking the win.



  1. Mike Soroka … This is by far the best pitcher on the board and going into Miami he should be your heavy chalk option today.  Won’t kill you, but this isn’t someone who is putting up 8 innings and 10 strikeouts either.  6 innings with limited damage is what you should expect here.
  2. Vincent Velasquez … Pitching very well, yes.  Buyer beware.
  3. Spencer Turnbull … Im leaning that this game has more offense than not but Turnbull and the Tigers are going for a third straight win (something they havent done since April).



Favorite player from each team in BOLD


  • David Fletcher
  • Mike Trout
  • Shohei Ohtani
  • Justin Upton


  • Didi Gregorius
  • Mr. August Gary Sanchez
  • Brett Gardner … He probably flicks off the umpires as he rounds the bases


  • Bryce Harper
  • Rhys Hoskins
  • Jean Segura



CATCHER – Jake Rogers

FIRST BASE – Rhys Hoskins

SECOND BASE – Michael Chavis

THIRD BASE – Vlad Guerrero Jr


OUTFIELD – Ohtani, Upton, Gordon


About Steve Renner 1215 Articles
Steve has been a part of the Full Time DFS team from the beginning when we migrated over from Scout Fantasy Sports. As a former contributor on the message forums at Scout he developed a following for his unique writing on MLB DFS. He continued this over with the launch of FullTimeDFS and built a team and platform focused on the common every day DFS player and not those who are just looking for a quick win or to build out MME in every sport for screenshot glory. Steve (sdchickens) specializes in MLB (Dongers Club), NHL (Slap Shot) and NFL (The Ambush). On a personal level he also loves College Sports and will dabble in them for DFS purposes a ton. And yes, he's an avid Saints fan.