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Right-hander Jacob deGrom had 1 problem on the night, and his first name was Victor Caratini. Caratini hit a solo homer off of deGrom in the second inning, however, his shot from deGrom in the seventh was devastating. DeGrom finished the inning, but allowed four earned runs with seven strikeouts to boot over seven innings of work. As mentioned in the bit of yesterday, it was the very first time he allowed more than three earned runs in a start.
We did not get much out of our Mets bats because they once more failed to encourage their genius, but their lone run at the night came out of a solo home run from J.D. Davis from the first inning. Was a stroll from each Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso.
Our three-man Marlins pile did a nice work. Both Harold Ramirez and Starlin Castro homered in this particular one and equally singled. Their two for 5 with a run and an RBI were indistinguishable stat lines and gave us a ton of value. Garrett Cooper gave us one walk, yet.
Ultimately, we received some more worth from our Rangers mini-stack since Willie Calhoun homered from Felix Hernandez in the first inning while Nick Solak gave us excellent value with two singled, a run scored and a stolen base to boot. I’ll definitely take that creation with that duo.
It was a much-improved night and we will look to help keep it going on the big slate of tonight.
P — Dinelson Lamet (SD) — $8,200 vs. SF
As far as GPP purposes proceed, I wanted to take on a pitcher that is both cost-efficient with significant strikeout upside, and I think I have that in the Padres’ Dinelson Lamet who should go low possessed tonight given the huge slate along with the fact the Padres are +120 underdogs tonight against Madison Bumgarner along with the San Francisco Giants. Run support might be a problem against Bumgarner, however the Padres are now concerning wOBA versus pitchers this year, so an upset is in the cards . Entering his start tonight, Lamet has posted a 4.30 ERA over the season, but his 3.80 FIP and 3.84 xFIP show he has been really good this year after missing all 2018 thanks to Tommy John surgery. Of course, Lamet brings with him a whole lot of strikeout upside as he matches a tantalizing 11.74 K/9 along with his nine starts this year along with a 3.91 BB/9 that represents a slight improvement in command from his 2017 season. Lamet has went at least five innings this year and threw seven scoreless with 12 strikeouts against the Mariners in August. That is the kind of ceiling we get with Lamet as he takes to a Giants team that is one of the worst in baseball versus right-handed pitching.
C/1B — Matt Adams (WAS) — $2,800 vs. MIA
The Nationals once more represent a nice option in terms of offense tonight as they take on right-hander Elieser Hernandez and the Miami Marlins. Hernandez owns a 4.97 ERA on the season, but also a 6.02 FIP and 5.21 xFIP plus a huge 2.42 HR/9 permitted on the season. What’s more, Hernandez was put on the road to the tune of a 6.38 ERA, 7.92 FIP, 5.87 xFIP and a gigantic 3.38 HR/9 clip. Finally, Hernandez was only brutalized by left-handed hitters on the street this year as he owns a 11.70 FIP, 7.13 xFIP and also an eye-popping 5.59 HR/9 against lefties from home, therefore I believe we’ve got some significant potential with a few Nationals left handed bats in addition to a staple in almost any Nationals stack. In the end, Adams is hitting on right-wing pitching for lots of electricity again this year as he owns a big-time .271 ISO contrary to them to move along with a .813 OPS and .335 wOBA. Furthemore, Adams has ruined right-handed pitching in home for some huge .318 ISO to go along with the .856 OPS, .352 wOBA along with 114 wRC+. There’s loads of reason to think Adams can provide tonight to a lot of value at this price.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Don’t fix it if it’s not broken. That’s certainly the case with Solak afterwards he delivered a set of hits, a run and a stolen base at last night’s game as his torrid start to his big league career continues. Solak is currently hitting .375 with a 1.018 OPS across the initial 10 games of his MLB career. Unsustainable? Sure. But, there is reason to believe that Solak’s hot start can continue yelling as he chooses on left-hander Marco Gonzalez this day. The Rangers are estimated to evaluate a healthy 5.4 runs tonight against Gonzales plus a bad Mariners bullpen, and Solak passes this one sporting a .417 moderate versus lefties by virtue of a 5 to 12 against them using a pair of doubles in the early going. His first MLB stolen base was last night off of a lefty. Solak hit lefties for an .805 OPS at Triple-A this year, but also a huge .933 OPS in Double-A at 2018. He also posted a .305 ISO in Triple-A for the Rangers this season after a trade out of the Rays and he’s hit 27 home runs joined between both teams’ Triple-A affiliates this year with five steals too. Having a 166 wRC+ in the very early going I do not mind riding Solak.
3B — Anthony Rendon (WAS) — $4,400 vs. MIA
I said Elieser Hernandez’s brutal numbers versus lefties on the road this year, and while Rendon strikes from the right side, it’s a really dangerous noun to leave him out of any Nationals pile and I am not going to do this tonight. In the end, Rendon is placing up MVP-type numbers at the plate this year against the two left and right-handed pitchers. Against righties, Rendon has hit .326 using a .281 ISO, 1.005 OPS, .412 wOBA and a tremendous 153 wRC+. The energy numbers are dwelling are large as he possesses an elevated .312 ISO in Nationals Park this season against right-wing pitching to go together with a .993 OPS, .405 wOBA along with 149 wRC+. The month of August has been kind to Rendon since he matches a .268 ISO, 1.063 OPS, .431 wOBA along with a big-time 165 wRC+, the latter of which represents the second-highest markers of the year. Rendon’s game logs have been littered with multi-hit attempts, such as in his final match on Wednesday where he went 2 for 4 with a double and a pair of runs . The icing on the cake using Rendon is that he’s gone 4 for 7 with two home runs from his history against Hernandez. There is simply no way that you ought to be evaporating Rendon in any Nationals stack tonight.
SS — Elvis Andrus (TEX) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Completing my Rangers mini-stack is Andrus who should be able to team up with Solak for a few generation against a feeble Mariners pitching staff tonight. Andrus has not managed to replicate the surge in power he watched him hit 20 home runs in 2017, however the 10 he’s struck so far this season marks the second-most in every given respect for the veteran shortstop while his 27 beats would be the most he’s registered since swiping 27 in the 2014 campaign. The fantastic thing is that Andrus was unafraid to run against lefties since he has stolen nine of these 27 bags against southpaws, and he’s just been captured once by a lefty, great to get a 90% stolen base success rate from southpaws. While his 80 wRC+ about the year leaves a great deal to be desired, I’m encouraged by the fat which his at home versus lefties divides is by far his very best split of them all. Andrus has struck .371 using a .194 ISO, .958 OPS, .397 wOBA plus also a big-time 143 wRC+. The next nearest wRC+ into this figure is that the 100 mark he possesses on the road versus righties. To put it differently, Andrus has been in his very best this season when facing lefties in your home, something he’ll do tonight against Gonzales, a pitcher that he’s gone 5 for 16 (.312) with 2 doubles against in his career.
OF — Adam Eaton (WAS) — $3,600 vs. MIA
Keep an eye on the confirmed lineup for the Nationals tonight since Eaton is now recorded as day-to-day afterwards leaving Wednesday’s game after being hit in the knee by a pitch. However, Eaton really ran the bases until he was removed from the game, along with the Nationals had an off day , so there is a good opportunity Eaton will probably likely be right back in the lineup , which would be great news for this pile considering Hernandez’s job versus lefties around the road this season. Eaton provides us some real fine power/speed possible as he has hit 12 home runs on the season and swiped 13 foundations also. He owns a .148 ISO, .812 OPS, .350 wOBA and 113 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers this season, but these numbers improve to some .175 ISO, .867 OPS, .372 wOBA along with 127 wRC+ at home versus right-handed pitching that represents his best split of all of them. The month of August had been his best month of the year. Eaton has posted a big-time .293 ISO, 1.061 OPS, .439 wOBA and an eye-popping 171 wRC+ for the month for this point. His game titles for the month are riddled with runs and multi-hit attempts. That is exactly what I will search for tonight from the veteran, but I would also be open to watching him make good one the aforementioned power/speed upside too.
OF — Juan Soto (WAS) — $4,000 vs. MIA
Completing the four-man Nationals stac is Soto who may well wind up as the most productive bat in this pile. There is a ton of speed and power to be obtained with Soto as he’s launched 29 home runs this season and stolen 12 bases too. The notable 20-year-old is making it look easy, which we all know isn’t simple to do in this era at this level. He is hitting both left and right-handed pitchers for plenty of energy, but he’s at his finest versus righties and owns a .294 ISO, .993 OPS, .412 wOBA along with 153 wRC+ on the period versus right-handed pitching. His stat line of a .280 ISO, .985 OPS, .407 wOBA and 150 wRC+ in home versus righties is mainly in accordance with his general numbers . Of course, his stolen base potential is exceptional versus righties as well as he’s swiped eight of his 12 bases versus right-handed pitching this year. Much like Eaton, Soto is having himself one hell of a month as he’s submitted an unworldly .374 ISO, 1.078 OPS, .437 wOBA along with 169 wRC+ to the month to this point. Soto went 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI in his final match on Wednesday versus the Orioles. Like Rendon, Soto is a compulsory part of any Nationals stack tonight.
OF — Hunter Renfroe (SD) — $2,600 vs. SF
I will be finishing my lineup in San Francisco, as he takes on Madison Bumgarner, starting with Renfroe tonight with a couple players. Bumgarner was great in the second half and also good at home this year, however Renfroe’s numbers against lefties cannot be discounted while he has owned Bumgarner in their history. Renfroe has teed off on lefties this season to the tune of a .388 ISO, .970 OPS, .382 wOBA and 138 wRC+ on the season. For what it is worth, his strikeout rate also plummets from 33.7percent versus righties to only 20.4percent versus lefties. The intense pitcher-friendly confines of Oracle Park in San Francisco don’t look good for Renfroe, however the fact is that Renfroe possesses a .410 ISO and also 1.033 OPS versus lefties at Petco Park in San Diego, arguably the most second-most pitcher-friendly place in baseball. He owns a .373 ISO, .929 OPS, .364 wOBA and 126 wRC+ against lefties around the road this year. His numbers against Bumgarner would be the icing on this cake. Renfroe has smacked about his division rival to the song of a .333 typical (6 to 18) with three home runs and two rebounds . That is great to get a .611 ISO, 1.260 OPS and .495 wOBA from him. Renfroe should observe ownership that is low on a large slate along with his surface matchup from Bumgarner will frighten off many, so a home run from the slugger would just do wonders for this lineup .
UTIL — Renato Nunez (BAL) — $3,200 vs. KC
Another one-off that may move tonight that is overlooked is Nunez whose Baltimore Orioles carry on left-hander Eric Skoglund along with the Kansas City Royals tonight. Nunez could be using the quietest superior season of any player in the big leagues on a poor Orioles team as he’s established this year runs and submitted a .231 ISO in the procedure. He’s been able to hit for power against both left and right-handed pitching, but his work is against lefties. Nunez has published a .259 ISO, .868 OPS, .357 wOBA along with a 123 wRC+ on the season against left-handed pitching. He’s posted a .264 ISO, .859 OPS, .350 wOBA along with 118 wRC+ against lefties around the road this season. It’s a bit of a bummer to watch Nunez lasting the worst literary month of his season in August, but he has appreciated multi-hit efforts in 2 of his past 3 games with a double, two runs, three RBI and his sole stolen base of the season at the time also, so he’s picking up the creation again. What’s more, Skoglund was trashed for a 6.14 ERA, 5.97 FIP, 6.46 xFIP and a 1.71 HR/9 rate at Triple-A this year in 11 starts, so there a lot to like about Nunez against the left-hander tonight.
Last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks’ casting facet didn’t pan out, nevertheless our ancestors revealed up to play.