Yesterday was full of offense, and I expect today to be no different. There are 3 super juicy spots for us to attack today, and I see some big scores coming.
Rosters lock at 1:08 pm CST, so make sure everything is set and entered by then. So, in order to help you find that combination of players that’ll get you to the top of your GPPs, this article will focus on breaking down which teams have the best matchups, and which combination of players within those teams are best suited to take advantage and get us in the green.
New York Yankees vs Charlie Morton (TB)
Morton has looked all kind of out of sorts this season. Almost every important pitching stat you can conjure up is worse than the one he put up last year. Still, it’s not as if it’s been bombs away. His HR/9 is still under 1, and his hard contact rate sits at a respectable 29.8%.
However, this Yankees team eats poor to solid right handed pitching for breakfast. The regular season numbers don’t lie: the Bombers rank 4th in home runs, 5th in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. Aside from the stats I can mine and share with you, there’s the intangible factor of the Yankees offense is clicking right now.
They’re scorching hot, and while Morton’s numbers don’t scream “STACK AGAINST ME!”, that’s exactly what I’m going to do: Lemahieu, Judge, Voit, Stanton, Hicks (Urshela and Sanchez are also playable)
Oakland A’s vs Jose Urquidy (HOU)
OK Frank, you wore me down. We finally get to a place where I think Oakland is in a great spot to do some damage offensively. Even as a Astros thruther, there’s simply no hiding the fact that Urquidy is not blowing anyone away with his power pitching. In fact, his 5.16 Ks/9 shows how much of a pitch-to-contact arm he is. However, when you see his 2.73 ERA, it might lead you to believe he has a shot today. But then you see his 4.71 FIP and his 53% FB rate, and remember this game is taking place at a park with a super short left field porch against a team of right handed sticks, and the skies begin to darken.
The A’s have their backs against the wall and have to win today, and I’ll definitely have a stack of Oakland power that looks like this: Semien, Olson, Canha, Davis, Murphy (Laureano and Piscotty are also in play)
Atlanta Braves vs. Pablo Lopez (MIA)
The Braves squared off with Lopez in the very recent past, and the Braves got dealt with. Lopez three 5 scoreless innings where he walked 2 and struck out 6.
So, that probably leads you to ask why the hell I would suggest stacking the Braves today? Well, there are a couple of reasons.
First, this will be the 4th time Atlanta has faced Lopez this season. 2 of them resulted in Lopez shining and posting stat lines like the previously mentioned one, but sandwiched between these 2 is an outing where Lopez gave up 7 runs in 1.2 IP. Couple that with the fact that Atlanta led the league in OPS, runs and RBI vs righties this season, and were 2nd in home runs. Go with the big guns if you can fit them: Acuna, Freeman, Ozuna, d’Arnaud, Albies (Markakis, Duvall and Swanson are viable pieces too).
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