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It’s been an interesting seven days for your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru as I doubled my bankroll last week where everything I touched turned to gold. Or is it green? Then, suddenly, I went head first into a weekend cold streak that had me considering retiring the turban, questioning whether it was all really worth it and sticking my head in the oven. Then I remembered I have an electric stove, singed my eyebrows off and simply blamed Canada. When in doubt just blame Canada and *poof* cold streak over! I’m back to the winning ways after taking down four of five contests including a first place finish in the Razzball tourney that made a nice bit of coin – no, not Bit Coin, I don’t even know what the hell that is. Whatevs, either way we are building that bankroll and moving one step closer to at winter of umbrella drinks in sunny Cancun. Unless of course I lose it all and find myself forced to spend a winter in Ochiichagwebabigoining, Ontario.

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Have you been partaking in the DraftKings fun? Why not, don’t like money?! Get out of here, hippie! Your friendly Razzaholics even provide you with some of the best tools in the biz: Stream-o-NatorHitter-Tron and the mighty DFSbot

While we are talking hot and cold streaks, let your Guru pull on your coat about player hot and cold streaks. Is there such a thing? There is as much debate about that in our fake baseball world as there is about the value of batter vs. pitcher stats and the sexual orientation of one Tehol Beddict. I’m not convinced hot and cold streaks exist for ball players or us fake ball players.  I haven’t seen evidence to prove the hot streak is something you can bank on or if Tehol’s nether regions are not as smooth as a Ken doll. However, I will say this about hot/cold streaks: 1) They certainly feel real when you’re going through one. 2) They always end.

With all the said, let’s get to the plays of the day. I’ll offer up some players currently streaking that may or may not help you start a heater of your own.

Garrett Richards, SP: $9,200 – G-Rich is 3-0 in his last four starts and has given up just two runs in his last 27 innings with 30 K’s. Tonight he gets a Twinkies team that is ninth in the league in strikeouts.

Devin Mesoraco, C: $4,700 – Can you smell the hot streak this Rock is cookin’? Mesaraco is 10-for-23 over the last week with homers in five straight games and a wOBA of .626. He’ll face the Cubbies Edwin Jackson today who has allowed five homers in his last four starts. Let’s make it 6-for-6.

Edwin Encarnacion, 1B: $5,800 – E5 is always a threat to double dong and did just that with a career-high six RBI on Friday.

Kyle Seager, 3B: $3,900 – Seager has been feasting on Red Sox pitching the last two nights and gets a fresh off the DL Clay Buchholz tonight. I’m not ready to *puts pinky to mouth* turn the page on Seager’s hot streak yet.

Billy Hamilton, SS/OF: $4,900 – B-Ham may not have the power you expect at this price, but if he gets one hit, steals a base and then scores that’s 12 points right there. In his last 10 games, the speedster has 18 hits, 12 runs, an inside-the-park homer and seven stolen bases.

Corey Dickerson, OF: $5,000 – Dickerson is on fire! He’s hitting .556 with an OPS of 1.556 and a wOBA of .675 in his last seven games. If you’re playing in the DraftKings afternoon slate make sure he’s in your lineup.

Steve Pearce, 1B/OF: $3,800 – Steve who? No matter, just know that Stevie is smokin’ with three dongs over his last seven games. Pearce is cheap and faces Hector Noesi tonight. Who? No matter, just know Noesi is no good and has given up 10 runs in his last four starts.

J.D. Martinez, OF: $3,700 – Lots of streakers in the outfield tonight and I’ll be doing more than one shot of ol’ J.D. tonight. Over his last six games, we’re talking  four doubles, four homers, nine RBI and a .585 wOBA.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

According to Razzball meteorologist Golden Sprinkles, our hot streak emotional weather report is high today, low tomorrow and precipitation is expected. Oh, yeah, watch the rain for CHW/BAL, MIA/PHI, and LAD/KC.

Doing Lines in Vegas

The sharks in Vegas are circling STL/COL with an o/u of 11 with CHW/BAL and DET/TEX both coming at 9.

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  1. Joe says:
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    Gurú would you start chase anderson vs Cleveland ?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      No go for me. The Indians can really hit against RH pitching this season – top 10 in the league. 7 starts from Chase hasn’t made me a believer yet.

  2. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Yo G! You’ve been crushing it at DK lately. Maybe I’ll get you one of these days…

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      You didn’t see the weekend I had. Ugh!

      Anytime you want to go H2H hit me up on DK – TheGuru5150

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @The Guru: I’ll have to continue to watch your tips closely. I’ve been playing in the Razzball 20 player league, where you won on Monday. Username is “nrk5014″

        I’m not sure if I’m up for losing to you in two games per night yet, but I think I’ll take you up on that sometime soon haha

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Ha!

  3. Pablo says:
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    Seagar or R. Zimm ROS?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Gimme Zimmy.

    • Schlurricane

      Schlurricane says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Let me find today’s Kazmir…

      • DC SMOOV says:
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        @Schlurricane: F Kazmir right in his Oakland A

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        Guess I’ll just stack the Mets. FTW

        • Schlurricane

          Schlurricane says:
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          @The Guru: Said no one ever

  4. Clint says:
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    Near bottom in ERA, WHIP, and mid pack for wins while simultaneously leading K’s/Saves; only batting stat I’m mid-ranked in is average, other 4 are all upper 2/3 or top in. Tied for 4th place in my 12 team 5×5 roto league (5 keepers) and just pulled off the following trades:

    1) I give F-Rod, I get Cobb & Minor
    2) I give Longoria/Kluber, I get Frazier/Scherzer

    Leaves me with a lineup like this:
    1B: Pujols
    2B: D. Gordon
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Desmond
    OF (3): K. Davis, A. Jones, Crisp
    Util (2): G. Polanco, Rizzo
    Bench: A-Ram, Arcia, Rajai, Singleton, Machado, Odor
    DL: Trumbo
    SP’s: Arrieta, Scherzer
    RP’s: Britton, Belisario
    P’s: Peralta, Shark, Cobb, Minor
    Bench: Bailey, Ventura
    Prospect spots: Cingrani, Salazar
    DL: Harvey

    Good deal to make a second half run or have I sunk my season?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Think you’ll stay right where you are.

      • Clint says:
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        @The Guru:

        Then what should my trade targets be to make some gains in ERA/WHIP and/or average from here?

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          You have a lot of bench bats. I’d prob drop some of those and add two or three of the best middle reliever/set up guys that can really help you in WHIP and ERA over the long haul. Those bench guys like Odor, Arcia etc not really helping sitting there.

  5. resnati says:
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    @Guru
    The past few days have been silly … the dumb money has been winning, so the way I see it, you should be happy you’re on the outside.

    I really enjoyed the contest last Friday … we finished 1, 2 … was down to the wire

    Will see if I can repeat with another win in the Razz league here soon …

    @Lifshitz
    thanks for the organization, keep it coming!

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I won’t be in the money tonight unless Trout hits 6 homers. Ha!

  6. Tehol Beddict

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    bring your green hat

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