Monday Night Football is kicking off tonight, so the smart money is going to be on the baseball side. I love the NFL, but for tonight let’s Fuhgeddaboudit and focus on the easy money. I know Mike Foltynewicz, $9,600 isn’t Italian, but if I was in a pinch and needed someone to whack a lineup, I’d feel confident I could call on Folty to get it done tonight. He’s at home facing the Marlins who have dropped 6 of their last 9 games and he looks like he solved the control issues that plagued him earlier this season, as he’s only walked 7 over his last 5 starts. Not only has he limited his walks, but he’s also missing bats with 31 Ks over the last 30 innings. Hotlanta has been pretty cold as of late, but I think they’ll turn things around against Andrew Cashner and help our boy Folty to a W. I’m going to be pairing Folty with my old pal Puke Soup aka, Jeff Samardzija, $10,600 vs our favorite Monday night opponent, the San Diego Padres. I know he’s been inconsistent all season, but I love the home matchup and there’s something about seeing all those jumbled letters in my lineup that makes sense tonight. It’s definitely a risky play, but he threw a gem in Colorado on Tuesday going 7 innings with 9 Ks and 1 ER. Now that we’ve rostered the best Scrabble duo ever in DraftKings history let’s take a look at who we can matchup on the offensive side.
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Carlos Carrasco, SP $12,200 – I’m sure his owners are loving him right now, because while everyone else is worn out KKKKKarlos is just getting in the grove thanks to his mid-season DL stint. Just Like Puke Soup he got bit by the inconstancy bug, but he’s still put up 44 Ks over the last 40 innings.
Keyvius Sampson, SP $4,000 – My original lede included Anthony DeSclafani (hence the whole wise guys title), but he got skipped in leu of Sampson. It’s not like they’re throwing him in the lions den as he’s facing the Brewers. This is a great sneaky play, especially if he can get through 5 or 6 innings.
Sandy Leon, C $3,600 – Speaking of lions, the Leon has lefty Wade Miley tonight and he’s slashing .400/.667/1.153 vs LHP. Solid non punt catcher play for tonight. In fact I’m green lighting a Boston Stack is you can figure out a way to make it happen. I’ve grown quite fond of Baltimore as of late, but what do they expect when this guy takes the bump? It’s bombs away in Bean Town tonight.
Joey Votto, 1B $5,100 – The old saying goes, You have to pay to play and 1B is expensive tonight. The Mountie has been hot in the second half and he’s facing Wily Peralta who’s been know to leave a few taters over the plate for old tight pants Magoo.
Justin Morneau, 1B $2,600 – If you’re not willing to pay over 5K for a pair of Canadian skinny jeans, then look no further than cheaper not so skinny model. He’s still Canadian and he’s rocking a solid BVP of 4/9 with three doubles vs Carrasco.
Devon Travis, 2B $3,800 – Second base is too hot for me to handle price wise tonight. You can grab Rougned Odor $5,000 or Robinson Cano $4,800, but I can’t afford the big lefty bats tonight so I’m going with Travis.
Josh Donaldson, 3B $4,700 – The Reigning AL MVP has been in a mini slump since his 3 HR game. I’m going to take advantage of his discounted price as he’s due to drop a bomb or two.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS $3,700 – The Nationals are starting Mat Latos tonight, so I’m on board for a Mets stack. Not sure who’s healthy, but check the lineups pregame because this could be a big offensive night for the Mets.
Mookie Betts, OF $5,000 – I already professed my love new found love for Baltimore, but I can’t pass up on Mookie tonight. If he’s not hitting bombs, he’s stealing bases. I know this is a bold statement, but he could be a top 5 guy next year.
Nelson Cruz, OF $4,400 – The Cruzer was on the shelf for a minute and things looked bleak, then he came back and hit 3 HRs in 3 games. He’s come up dry in the last 7 games after his mini break out. Law of averages is in play tonight. The BOOM Stick is ready to clean up tonight.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF $4,300 – He’s 0-8 vs Latos, so according to my math he’s due for a 2 HR night.
Chris Coghlan, 2B/OF $2,600 – He was a hot schmotato at the end of last season and he helped me cash in on some decent money. I’m hoping Madden has him in the lineup tonight because he’s cheap and he’s 11/19 with 2 bombs vs Mike Leake.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Of course my featured pitcher Folty has the only threat of rain tonight at 37%. All the other games are clear skies.
Doing Lines In Vegas