This article is a quick look at tonight’s slate with My favorite pitchers, teams and a few bats. For a deeper look take a peak at Steve Renners Dongers Club
Priced has pitched well this year limiting LHHs to a .161 average and RHHs to a .233 average. He has also done a good job at limiting HRs. The K rate is what intrigues me the most in this matchup as he strikes out LHHs at a 26% clip and RHHs at a 30# clip. The Ranger as a team strike out close to 27% of the time vs LHPs.
Also Consider: Jacob deGrom
Solid spot for Flaherty as he faces the Mets tonight in New York. The Mets have been rolling out a right handed heavy lineup as of late and Flaherty has pitched well vs RHHs limiting then to a .205 average while striking them out at a 31.5% clip. This year the Mets have struck out at a 24% clip vs RHP. Looking at 6 innings 7-8Ks and 2 ERs.
Boston Red Sox
vs Sampson( .294 average, 2HRs/9, 45% HC and low K rate vs RHH’s). Nice park for hitters.
CORE: Betts, Bogaerts 2 favorites with Martinez as another option.
VALUE: Bradley Jr.
vs Nova (.358 average to LHHs, .302 average to RHHs with 1.6 HR/9 to both sides).
CORE: Hicks, Gregarious, Gardner
Padres vs Gray- Renfroe(hit very well vs Gray and hits well vs his pitch types.)Myers & Reyes with Kinsler as solid value. Renfroe is my favorite.
Rockies vs Strahm- Rockies are expensive but a few I like vs Strahm- Blackmon(sneaky play as Strahm has struggles with lefties), Arenado (if he plays) Desmond.
Love this spot for Muncy tonight as he faces a lefty at home. Yes Muncy bats from the left side and he has crushed LHP this year with a .301 average, .274 ISO and 48% HC. Over the past 5 games he has 3 multi hit games and 3 HRs one of which he double donged. He should come in at very low ownership tonight with Coors and a few other good hitting options on the slate. I can see the Dodgera getting to Lester tonight and would play Hernandez, Taylor and Bellinger.
Betts gets another good matchup vs a RHP who struggles more vs RHHs. This year Betts has just shy of a .400 wOBA and over a .200 ISO vs RHP. He has also hitting the ball hard as of late. Stack with Bogaerts.
I was back and forth with Didi and Xander for my favorite SS. I give Gregarious a slight edge with the matchup and how he has been hitting the ball since coming back.
Jacoby Jones- moves up to the lead off spot and has been on fire. Hits much better vs RHP.
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Kike Hernandez/Chris Taylor
Ian Kinsler- cheap Coors bat
Cavin Biggio- low ownership HR tonight.
Jose Rondon- hits LHP well.