I think I’ve lost count of the number of times I have advocated for streaming starters against the Rockies on the road for DFS and season long purposes.  It’s always nice when the bots confirm this bias.  As Rudy astutely pointed out the other day, the Stream-O-Nator gets a little excited when the Rox are on the road.  The SON has Zac Gallen ($9,000) as the top pitching option on the main slate, not Blake Snell, not Brandon Woodruff and not Dustin May.  Do I think it’s safe to start Gallen over May in your cash games, no, but I will be loading my GPP lineups with Gallen and praying it hits.  Gallens of galleons!

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Eduardo Rodriguez, SP: $9,500 – The Texas Rangers are bad y’all, real bad.  They have struck out the most of any team so far.  They are bottom ten in team OPS and just itching to be bottom five after E-Rod is done with them.  I really like Rodriguez as a potentially under-owned option who could pay off big time.

Blake Snell, SP: $8,800 – Somehow Blake Snell is cheaper than all these other recommendations, which can’t really be ignored.  His upside is there, it’s just that pesky issue of possibly not making it out of the 5th inning.

Carson Kelly, C/1B: $3,700 – The best way to zig when others zag?  Catcher at the 1B/C spot.  Kelly has been on a ridiculous heater to start the year and I’m always ready to pile on Austin Gomber.

Travis d’Arnaud, C/1B: $2,700 – One more catcher for good measure.  The Blue Jays are throwing Tommy Milone out there tonight and he could either no-hit the Braves or the Braves could score 15 runs in 3 innings.  I don’t really see any in-between.

Ozzie Albies, 2B: $3,100 – I’m clearly going to be betting on the 15 run option though and stacking every Braves bat I can get in.  Albies has moved to clean-up recently, which is just…*drool*

Cavan Biggio, 2B: $2,700 – On the other side of things, we have Bryse Wilson.  While Bryse might be serviceable at some point, this isn’t that point and I think this game gets out of hand.  Biggio is also silly cheap.

Eduardo Escobar, 3B: $3,400 – Remember that Austin Gomber fella I mentioned?  Well, Escobar seems to be the only righty bat in Arizona, so stick him in your lineup somewhere, he’s got a couple positions he’s eligible at.

Pablo Sandoval, 3B: $2,000 – This is a total dart throw, but with the Braves in an AL park, they’ll be using the DH.  Now, night one, they used two catchers, which is…interesting, but I guess I get it if d’Arnaud was due for a night off behind the plate anyway.  Hopefully, they use an actual DH tonight and you can get Panda in there for a cheap dong.

Bo Bichette, SS: $3,700 – It’s almost impossible to not pay up for SS this season, but Bichette is a minor discount and has just been filling the stat sheet like a boss.  A dash of homerun, a sprinkle of steals and the middle of a rejuvenated Jays lineup all adds up to FanDuel points.

Xander Bogaerts, SS: $3,300 – Bogaerts is also a small discount and Jordan Lyles’ FIP matches his ERA, both of which are north of five.  I’d consider a Red Sox stack as well.

Shohei Ohtani, OF: $4,100 – Ohtani is just on fire and I’m riding this wave until it crashes and burns.

Jose Marmolejos, OF: $2,200 – Since I’ve given you almost nothing but expensive plays, let’s dig for some cheapies.  Marmolejos is my favorite sub $2,500 clean-up hitter going right now.  It’s not an ideal match-up, but the price is right.

Cristian Pache, OF: $2,000 – How about a cheap Brave?  Heredia hit the IL and Pache was recalled and should be patrolling center field and batting 8th.  Not the best, not the worst, but again, the price is at the minimum.

Franchy Cordero, OF: $2,100 – OK, I get it, Franchy has been the opposite of good to start the season.  He’s been brutal as a matter of fact, but maybe…just maybe he can turn a corner against Lyles.  It seems like Franchy can’t catch-up to fastballs right now, Lyles isn’t hitting high 90s or anything, so maybe Franchy can find his groove.  Maybe.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

I think we’re good here tonight, gotta love when the only rain is over ballparks with rooves.

Doing Lines In Vegas

This is maybe the most bland betting board I’ve ever seen.  We’ve got low over/unders in San Diego and Milwaukee (7 runs) and highs in Texas and Seattle (8.5 runs).  E-Rod and Gallen are the big favorites at -175.  I didn’t really talk any Angels outside of Ohtani, so I guess if I’m taking anything from these lines, it’s that the Angels could be a sneaky stack.