The Los Angeles Dodgers have a lineup full of left-handed hitters who at some point or another knew how to hit very well. Currently, they have two young hitters coming into their own in Joc Pederson and Corey Seager, who both love seeing a stinky right handed arm on the mind. Thankfully, the Angels will provide just that on Thursday in the form of Jhoulys Chacin. Although he pitched well in his first start in an Angels’ uniform, this one should be different, and feel free to toss as many of those left handed Dodgers’ bats into your lineup as you can. And remember, in case you forgot, bats don’t have a handedness, only the players holding them. Without further ado, let’s get to some team-building! (I’m sorry if that sounds like the start to some poor exercise put together at school or work in an effort to bring you together; this hopefully is not a poor exercise)
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Jon Gray, SP: $8,500 – If you’re bored sometime, just go amuse yourself with Rockies’ pitchers home/road splits. Gray’s are incredibly different, and lucky for him, he finds himself in St. Louis tonight. He always has had the stuff going back to his days at the University of Oklahoma, and it should be on full display against a Cardinals’ lineup that is surprisingly unimposing.
Mike Foltynewicz, SP: $6,400 – I almost didn’t write about Folty in this post because I didn’t want to type his full name. He’s basically the Antetokounmpo of baseball. Ok, now maybe he’s just here so I could make myself feel better with my weirdly instinctive ability to type Antetokounmpo… Actually though, he’s been pitching well, so get Antetokounmpo into your lineups… Er, I mean Foltyzhowcwz; Folatzywciz… Ugh, it’s up there^^.
Joey Votto, 1B: $4,000 – Someone needs to tell Joey Votto that his uniform pants are unnecessarily tight. I mean, maybe there’s a secret award he wins everywhere for the tightest pants in baseball, but we should probably get rid of that award if it is a thing… Actually, it could be uncomfortably amusing, as there’d be players chasing that award, duking it out over the course of a long season; just make sure we get Bartolo retired first.
Jose Altuve, 2B: $4,800 – Right now, Altuve is easily the best second baseman in baseball. Until he cools down, he should be in your lineup every night, and a matchup with Chris Sale should not scare you away.
Jose Ramirez, 3B/OF: $3,400 – I cannot get over how hard Ramirez seems to hit the ball sometimes; for a little guy, he packs a big punch. The Reds oppose the Tribe with Tim Adelman, and Jose will be licking his chops for this one.
Bryce Harper, OF: $4,700 – He’s grossly underpriced and will either walk four times or get some extra bases.
Joc Pederson, OF: $4,200 – Joc went yard two times on Tuesday. He seems to be figuring out his ways again after some struggles last year. He gets our buddy Jhoulys and should happily attempt to hit the ball a mile every time he swings.
I’m Only Happy When it Rains
No need to worry about the weather on Thursday. Something has the sun smiling upon the whole country. I am currently looking into the possible reasons for this… I’ve been able to determine that the reasons DO NOT include: the current presidential campaigns, the Toronto Raptors’ fanbase (especially Drake), and, well, that’s about it.
Doing Lines in Vegas
In the night landscape, there are no outlandish over/unders. The only game that finds itself at 8.5 is the Battle of Ohio, and that is mostly due to weak pitching. Play your gut today.
That is all for today. Hope you find a pot of gold at the end of Bryce and Joc’s home runs.