Mike Clevinger ($17,600) looks like he should be performing a rock concert with his long grunge band looking hair and his arm full of tattoos but he will be taking the mound in instead. He seems to be a great bargain tonight as he is currently on a nice roll, allowing just 2 ERs in his last three starts and racking 20 Strikeouts during that span. He should continue that trend as he heads to San Francisco to battle one of the worst teams in baseball.  The San Francisco Giants are one of the worst hitting teams against RHP, they currently support a .240AVG and .674 OPS against righties . Both of those numbers rank toward the bottom of the league. To add injury to insult, they rank 28th in the league in runs scored and are dead LAST in HRs hit. Clevinger has been hurt by his walks allowed which doesn’t let him get deep into games at time but the Giants are one of the most impatient teams and rarely walk.

To go with Clevinger, I’d pair him with JA Happ ($15,000). He’s squaring off against a struggling Boston Red Sox team. Over the last week, the Red Sox are hitting .212 as a team and have really had a hard time plating runs. Happ is a very serviceable option that tends to always pitch deeper into games and can be matched with Clayton Kershaw to provide some bats if you’d prefer. Now that we have talked about some pitching options, lets take a look at some bats…

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Mike Napoli, IF: $8,000 – He’s the kind of guy that will hit HRs in bunches and is on a roll right now (5 HRs and a 1.167 OPS over last 15). Doesn’t hurt that he gets a struggling Dylan Bundy, who has been torched by the long ball recently.

Evan Longoria, IF: $8,400 – Riding a 10 game hit streak and has found his power stroke recently. Nothing scary about the matchup vs Chris Smith.

Anthony Rendon, IF: $9,600 – On a tear over his last 15 games (.419 AVG 1.333 OPS) and should keep that going against Jesse Chavez tonight. Chavez has a case of reverse splits and has had his fair share of problems vs righties.

Didi Gregorius, IF: $7,600 – Bartolo Colon is some how getting another chance to pitch. I would recommend getting as many Yankees in the line up. Gregorius has been having a great season vs. RHP (10 HRs .842 OPS).

Giancarlo Stanton, OF: $9,000 – No HR Derby “Slump” here as the big man hit 2 HRs last night and now gets Vincent Velasquez, who has struggled to keep the ball in the park.

Josh Reddick, OF: $8,000 – Has been crushing RHP all year to the tune of a .899 OPS and .372wOBA. Gets a fantastic matchup vs. recently called up Sam Gaviglio, who has had problems retiring lefties. Has a HR/9 of 2.19 vs. them.

David Peralta, OF: $8,000 – Great matchup against Sal Romano. The young righty has had his trouble in his limited work so far this season and Peralta has always handled RHP pretty good (.834 OPS .358 wOBA).

Ender Inciarte, OF: $7,800 – Should be able to get on base a couple times and threaten on the base paths with John Lackey making his return from the DL.

I’m Only Happy When it Rains

We have a clear night of baseball ahead, no PPD threats and barely any rain on the forecast. All games should be a go.

Doing Lines in Vegas

Biggest favorite of the night are the Los Angeles Dodgers, no surprise there with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. They are currently at -295, no reason not to trot out Kershaw in cash games. Outside of the Coors game, two games have a slugfest expected. NY Yankees/Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers/ Baltimore Orioles games both have a total of 10.5 runs.