DAILY FANTASY BASEBALL MAIN SLATE
BEAST DOME NATION.
The Orioles might as well sell Machado today. Their season is over, they will get premium value from at least the Dodgers who are desperate for his bat. No reason for Machado to take another swing for Baltimore, but if he does on Wednesday Night, he should have a memorable Fantasy night for his team.
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RED SOX @ YANKEES
Tanaka has been outstanding this season besides a Grand Slam facing JD Martinez. This time he is in Yankee stadium and as long as he can remain sharp he can remain effecient. If he starts falling behind, the Red Sox bats would love to get on fire and lite up the sky.
Rick Porcello has been hitting spots all season, but he has to be ultra sharp against a Yankees team that will take advantage of his mistakes. Lefties do get a good eye on Porcello and he is far from bullet proof.
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ROYALS @ ORIOLES
Eric Skoglund throws a lot of hanging pitches, and that can spell trouble against the Orioles big bats. Eric does not rely on the strikeout and to be hones it surprises me the hanging curve ball pitcher is still a starter in the big leagues.
Andrew Cashner has been a better pitcher than his ERA indicates. Royals bats are on fire so he has to be very careful, but he can easily be an ACE on any give night and the Orioles will need him to find his spots.
GIANTS @ PHILLIES
Nick Pevetta comes to the start against a Giants team that is not doing that great as of late. Pivetta throws a lot of low fast balls, but the problem is he grabs a lot of the plate. Look for Longoria/Posey and possibly the entire Giants squad to put up hard hits all game. Key for Pivetta is not fall behind in counts, when he has to throw that fastball the batters will be squared up.
Chris Stratton pitches against a Phillies team that is hitting everyone. While Stratton has the most spin rotations on his pitch than anyone when he throws a curveball, they sometime hang right in the sweet spot. If Stratton does not have full control on his curve, balls will be flying.
MARINERS @ BLUE JAYS
Jamie Garcia can be as sharp as anyone for 3 INN, only to unravel. The matchup against the Mariners is not a horrible one, but it is also far from safe. Mariners have a lot of big hitting and if Garcia is not on, key role players like Zunino and Healy will do damage.
Wade LeBlanc has been throwing hanging curves his whole career. That will likely not work at all in Toronto against a very strong hitting team that is relevant.
BRAVES @ RAYS
Ryan Yarbrough has a lot of sinking movement on his pitches. Being a lefty, he should be able to contain Markakis and Freeman. Albies is a wildcard and Acuna needs to come up big for the run support. The Braves do have a lot of sneaky power in their lineup and they will see if they can get some pitches.
Julio Teheran is throwing vintage stuff. Pitches sinking low and away but hitting the corner. Rays bats might not be ready for such a challenge, the team fares much better off of weak lefties.
NATIONALS @ PADRES
Joey Luchessi is very herky jerky but his pitches end up over the middle of the plate. The veteran Nationals hitters will be ready for him and should be locked and loaded to be swinging at hittable pitches. Not going to be an easy start.
Gio Gonzalez is everywhere with his pitches these days, but he gets out of trouble and does not attack the middle of the zone too often. Gio should navigate his way in the very spacious Petco Park.
DIAMONDBACKS @ DODGERS
Patrick Corbin has been tough to hit all year in the NL West. Dodgers do not have a healthy lineup and these guys are going to struggle to hit Corbin all night long.
Alex Wood looked great against the D’Backs in his last start. Problem is the DBacks are feeling really good after their big crushing lefty Rich Hill in the process. Lots of confidence in those bats, Alex Wood can pitch a strong game just has to be very careful.