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Another Sunday, another jam-packed stable of starting pitchers.  James Paxton?  Just threw a no-no and is striking out the world.  Luis Severino?  Sharp as a tack with that fastball and playing on the hottest team in the majors.  Corey Kluber and Dallas Keuchel?  Haven’t they recently won Cy Young awards?  And don’t forget Ohtani: no words for his all-around game.  Of all those big guns, the guy with the best numbers against his opponent and killing it right now?  Jacob deGrom of the New York Metropolitans.  He’s well rested and gets to vault off his DL stint to face the Phighting Phillies, who have hit him to a tiny combined OPS of .530.  Furthermore, he’s doing it in Philadelphia, where he’s 2-0 with a .978 WHIP in his young meteoric career.   It’s Jacob deGrom for the win today.  And hey, if you make the great decision to try out Rudy’s tools here at Razzball, you’ll find the Hittertron and Streamonator — the deGromonator fits right in!

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Blake Snell, SP: Middle – Did you know there is a starting pitcher on the lowly Tampa Bay Rays who has a 4-2 record with a 2.40 ERA and .945 WHIP?  Amazing, right?  Mr. Snell loves facing the Orioles, who have hit him to the tune of a .511 OPS.  He’s a great target in the middle rounds after all the aces have been gobbled up.

Ivan Nova, SP: Late – He’s a great flier today.  He gets the limping Giants at home in Pittsburgh, where he has a career 10-4 record, with a 2.66 ERA.

Nolan Arenado, IF: Early – This Rockies thumper, who’s been hitting to a 1.084 OPS this year, gets to play at home in Colorado today.  He’s facing the BrewersBrent Suter, against whom Arenado went 3-4 with a double and a home run the last time they met.  Rocky mountain high time.

Charlie Blackmon, OF: Early – Another Rockies basher at home against a pitcher he’s 3-4 against.  Suter doesn’t have a lot of history, but at Coors he’s 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA.

Freddie Freeman, IF: Middle – Freeman has a great history against Miami’s Jose Urena.  He’s got a 1.450 OPS against the right-hander in 12 at-bats; a nice middle-round target.

Christian Yelich, OF: Middle – This guy hits in the middle of the Brewers’ lineup and gets to romp in Colorado.  He’s facing Jon Gray, who Yelich has hammered to a .333 BA with a 1.083 OPS in 12 at-bats.  Score one for the Brew Crew.

Mike Moustakas, IF: Late – He’s hitting well over the last week, and the last remaining vestige of the Royals’ former glory actually likes facing Corey Kluber.  In 39 at-bats, he’s hitting .462 with a 1.218 OPS.  Let the Moose drag you to a win with one of your last picks in a larger draft.

Michael Conforto, OF: Late – Conforto has a 1.089 OPS versus his opposition, Aaron Nola, today in Philadelphia.  He also hits well at Citizens Bank Park (1.012 career OPS).  Look for him to bring a New York state of mind to Philly.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

A very Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  If you’re lucky enough to have a mom who loves going to the ballpark, the only issue to look out for is in Pittsburgh for the Giants vs the Pirates, where there are thunderstorms forecast.

Doing Lines in Vegas

Stack ’em, pack ’em and rack ’em: The highest projected runs scored today are the Rockies (5.83 runs), the Astros (5.62 runs), and the Yankees.

The best and the brightest: The biggest favorites are The Yankees (-300) vs A’s, the Astros (-285) vs Rangers, and Cubs (-270) vs White Sox.