I’m not trying to double dip here but I can’t help a good Tyson Ross play. Speaking of double dipping, I would be remiss to not include this classic double dipping clip. Back on to Tyson, I’m not going to appeal to the low hanging fruit and go all Hangover because that movie kinda sucked. Sky covered Mike Tyson’s Punchout here and I don’t want to be “that guy” so instead I will talk about how much I love Tyson Ross tomorrow and leave the video gaming to my Sky-Dog! OK, one thing I have to say is when I first saw my best friend beat Mike Tyson we jumped up and down screaming like school girls. Tyson Ross has been taking his Hodgepadre act on the road in the month of July. His last two road shows have resulted in a 6 innings 6 K’s with 2 ER in Colorado and a 7 inning 9 K’s with 1 ER against the Dodgers. He’s also pitched well on the road against the White Sox, Reds, and Phillies, which also happen to all be hitters parks. Today he gets the third worst K rate Cubs in their hitters park with no wind factor to hurt him. At $9,300, I like his value far more than Max Scherzer ($11,400) or Garrett Richards ($10,200) and will be pairing him with an equally awesome match-up below.
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Corey Kluber, SP: $9,000 – He’s dropped double digit K’s five times this season and twice already in July. I’m not very afraid of the Royals, who Kluber sports a 1.61 ERA against this year with 26 K’s in 22.1 innings. He was almost my lead but he lost the coin flip. It would have been a boxing pun, do you all remember Clubber Lang?
Garrett Jones, 1B: $3,600 – A value corner play today who owns Aaron Harang (9 for 21 with 3 doubles and a HR). It’s a thin afternoon and with the $18,300 I have recommended you pay for pitching, so it will require you to save somewhere else. Trust me, it works. Our resident president of the Game of Thrones fan club played Adam Dunn on Tuesday and scored with a cheap dong. Well played Señor.
Curtis Granderson, OF: $4,200 – I like picking on non-elite pitchers after they throw a complete game shutout. Today’s pitchers are soft like a beanie baby and Matt Garza’s last time on the hill resulted in a hook in the first inning. Granderson has good career numbers (4 doubles and 1 HR) against and has been as dangerous with the long ball as any elite player. The hitter friendly Miller Park welcomes him and an off day dong is in my crystal ball.
Seth Smith, OF: $4,100 – The lispers nightmare is turning into my new favorite off day hero. He’s no Colby Rasmus yet, but he’s on his way. Getting out of the offensively restrictive confines of Petco makes him a must play today. If you want to play a Mike Trout or Ryan Braun then I suggest pairing him up to save a few bucks.
Christian Yelich, OF: $4,100 – He’s been hot coming out of the break (3 multi-hit games) and is always scoring runs. He has one blast against Harang in his short career and is always a threat to steal a base. I’m feeling a little stack against the Braves today.
Marcell Ozuna, OF: $4,100 – My other stack piece against Harang today. Ozuna has gone 4 for 8 with 2 Homers against and I like the Marlins to put up some numbers today. Why pay for Giancarlo when the others will give you a ride for free….OK, it’s not free but it sounded good while I was writing this.
Brian Dozier, 2B/SS: $4,600 – He’s a bit high in the price tag but I’m willing to sprinkle some love his way. He’s a really solid play and in a day that I find it slim MI pickins, I can’t help but want to play him. There are some other upside punt plays in here but if you are looking for a solid anchor then you can’t do much better than a HR/SB threat.
Evan Gattis, C: $4,000 – I’m usually a punter when it comes to catcher but today I’m going dumpster diving with my favorite transient MLBer. He’s 5 for 7 with 2 doubles and a dong against Henderson Alvarez in his short career. He’s back from the DL and looking primed to give one a ride.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
The MIA@ATL game is calling it mostly cloudy after a day of isolated thunderstorms so be sure to keep up on the game status if you want to use one of their pitchers. I would pass on the arms but the bats should be good to go if there is a delay. The CHW@MIN game has “few showers” in the forecast. What is “few showers”? Does that mean there are going to be three? That’s a pretty ballsy weatherperson. Speaking of weather people I love the names. I know you do too. I think the formula is a city followed by a weather term or a wether term followed by a city? Buffalo Blizzard….Sunny Seattle? I have no idea. Give your best weatherperson name below.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Not a lot of faith in runs being scored today for the late set. The only game above 7 1/2 is the CHW@MIN which is set at 8 1/2. That’s it? WTF…go figure. Lates!