If for some reason you are watching Mariners baseball excluding those who live in the area *can’t be happy trotting out Yovani Gallardo in the middle of a Wild Card Race*, you know the beauty of announcer Dave Sims calling “Boom Stick Baby” on Nelson Cruz HRs or “Giddy Up, Baby” on great plays. Well those are words we may hear often tomorrow night when the Seattle Mariners take on the Baltimore Orioles with Wade Miley taking the mound. Mariners are a great stacking option, led by Nelson Cruz ($10,200) who is currently on a huge tear. He has hit 9 HRs over his last 15 games and has an OPS over 1.400. A match-up against a struggling Wade Miley is a juicy one, Miley has allowed 17 HRs to right handed batters and a .851 OPS/.366 wOBA. All Mariner righties should be a go tonight Danny Valencia ($8,400), Jean Segura ($9,000) and Mike Zunino ($6,000).
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Alex Wood, P: $18,400 – His strikeout numbers have been decreasing over his last 5 starts but there is a huge remedy for that when the Chicago White Sox come to town tonight. Chicago has actually been better against LHP this season than RHP, but still offer a great opportunity to rack up some Ks. They are also listed at -340 so the Win should be in play.
Dan Straily, P: $12, 800 – If someone said they could name all of the players on the San Francisco Giants starting line up right now, I would be calling BS real quick. They are trotting out a minor league caliber player in many positions and willingly brought back a fat Pablo Sandoval. Straily is a very cheap arm with excellent match-up, Giants are one of the worst team vs. RHP (.243 AVG .679OPS).
Steve Pearce, IF: $7,200 – A career .848 OPS and .363 wOBA against LHP but this is more about the match-up with Blake Snell. His fly-ball rate is significantly greater against righties and he has already allowed 11HRs to right handed batters in his short work this season.
Pat Valaika, IF: $7,600 – Getting a chance to start with the Nolan Arenado injury. This is a cheap bat in Coors Field and one that has handled LHP in his brief appearances. Valaika has a .932 OPS and .386 wOBA against southpaws this season.
Eddie Rosario, OF: $7,600 – Was last weeks AL Player of The Week and is on an absolute tear at the moment. As for the season, he has killed RHP hitting .297 with a .881 OPS. Rosario has a tough match-up against Danny Salazar but we know the enigma he could be.
Odubel Herrera, OF: $7,800 – What a turn around he has had after his extremely slow start. ‘Dubel is stuffing stat sheets on the regular these days, squaring of against Dinelson Lamet should keep that going. Lamet had really struggled against lefties ( .945 OPS and .388wOBA).
Kris Bryant, UTL: $10,000 – Finally finding his power stroke homering in back to back games, has an OPS of over 1.600 over his last week. You want him in your line up.
Only Happy When it Rains
We have a slight chance of rain in Washington at game time, it should be good to go but we have seen the Nationals with some questionable PPDs this season. Also a small chance of rain at first pitch in Boston, no real threats for the night. It should be a clear night of baseball.
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