11 game slate with no significant weather issues.
Bumgarner has been solid this year and good at home. Posting a 24% K rate on the year. Tonight he faces the Marlins who strike out at a 24% clip and one of the lower wOBA and ISO vs LHP on the slate. Bumgarner should have no problem going 6-7 innings and striking out 7 batters.
Since the beginning of July Flaherty has pitched at an elite level. He only allowed 3 or more runs once in that timeframe and has increased his K rate as well. The Brewers are with out Yelich and are worse on the road. Flaherty should have no problem getting through the Brewers tonight at home.
Hernandez is a cheap option and facing a mediocre team at best with a 26% K rate vs RHP. He has actually pitched much better at home this year with a 3.1 ERA to over 9 on the road. Potential for 5 innings 5-6Ks and a few runs vs the White Sox.
Kelly has been solid at home this year with a 3.50 ERA, 1 HR/9 and a 24% K rate. The Reds have not hit well vs RHP pitching over the last 30 days with a .233 average and 24% K rate.
Warm weather and two scrub arms going.
*Padres- Machado, Myers, Naylor, Hedges
Rockies- Arenado, Story, Blackmon LvL, Valaika is too cheap vs a lefty & Desmond. Hampson cheap option as well.
Cleveland Indians vs Stewart & Thorpe
Stewart struggles vs lefties, but may only pitch an inning or two.
*Lindor, Bauers, Santana, Perez, Reyes.
Houston Astros vs Montgomery
Warm weather with wind blowing out and Montgomery is not that good. Astros hit well vs LHP.
*Altuve crushes lefties, Springer, Bregman & Gurriel.
Value- bottom of the order(Tucker, Toro, (over 4K on DK).
Maldonado or Chirinos
Jose Altuve- smoking lefties with a .300+ ISO.
X Bogaerts- X gonna give it to Nola.
Khris Davis OF
Bradley Jr. OF
Roberto Perez C
Nate Lowe 1B