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.
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).
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).
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.
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