On a night where most of the teams are on the back end of their rotations and have nothing to offer but Rump Roast, we have to look at Charlie Morton as a top option. He is the center cut filet of the night, 34 years dry-aged: Morton has been a revelation the last couple years, pumping up the velocity and missing bats at a career-high rate. The World Series game 7 hero now gets the sleepiest bats in the league: the Baltimore Orioles have been horrendous to start the year. They have managed only a handful of hits in three games and have offered solid strikeout opportunities. I can see Morton racking up the strikeouts, as well as having a great chance to get the W as Chris Tillman is his counterpart.
Now let’s look at the rest of the menu….
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Mike Clevinger, SP: Was very effective last season as a starter, posting a 2.81 in 21 starts. Averaging a little over a strikeout an inning (9.8K/9), he has the stuff to rack up some points. He does square off against Mike Trout and the Angels, but that lineup has some holes in it.
Travis Shaw, IF: Off to a great start in 2018 after a fantastic ’17, he gets Miles Mikolas, who is back from his sabbatical in Japan. Shaw hammered RHP last season (.892 OPS 26 HRs), and has been swinging a hot bat thus far. I like him to remind Mikolas why he couldn’t cut it in MLB.
Freddie Freeman, IF: When a player has 4 digits in the OPS column, you pick him. Which is exactly what Freeman had against RHP: 1.032 and a wOBA of .422.
Matt Olson, IF: *Sees Bartolo Colon scheduled to start, instantly stacks A’s* Matt Olson was overshadowed last year by the Hoskins hype, but he managed to hit 24 HRs in just 59 games. 20 of those were vs. RHP.
Rhys Hoskins, OF: Do we trust Matt Harvey to come back to his old form?? No, we don’t. He looked a little better in the spring but has still been susceptible to the long ball. Hence the reason we has Hoskins picked.
J.D. Martinez, OF: Just Dong gets on the board tonight; coming back home to South Florida and getting a nice home-cooked meal can’t be overlooked. Also a match-up vs. a rookie pitcher in Trevor Richards doesn’t hurt.
Khris Davis, OF: We already took half of the 2018 “Bash Brothers,” so why not complete it and take Davis. Juicy match-up and he has elite power.
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Doing Lines In Vegas
Hammer the over of 9 runs in the Marlins-Red Sox game; a couple of mediocre pitchers on the mound should lead to runs. Best value pick of the night is the Atlanta Braves at +150; Tanner Roark on the mound for Nats is no sure thing and Sean Newcomb has the ability to be effectively wild at times. Also love the Rockies being a pick’em vs. the Padres; they are away from Coors but those bats are bound to wake up.