Full schedule, and then some, today. The Rays and Orioles have a day-night doubleheader, so both probables are list below, in case the order they pitch in changes. Let’s get into it.
Also, go USMNT. Always and forever.
Tonight’s slate is chocked full of pitchers with unbecoming platoon splits. Carlos Martinez hasn’t been able to get left handed batters out. The Dodgers’ offense doesn’t feature a ton of left handed power, considering Andre Ethier’s struggles, but they’ve still hit right handed pitching very well.
Chris Tillman, Chris Young, Brad Peacock, Anthony DeSclafani, Nick Tepesch, and R.A. Dickey have also struggled pretty mightily versus left handed pitching since 2013. Trevor Bauer has too, but it’s a rather small sample size. Nonetheless, he’s facing a left handed heavy lineup tonight in Seattle. DeSclafani is my favorite target in this group. He doesn’t miss a ton of bats. And he’s facing one of the best offenses in the league.
Young has beaten his peripherals for quite some time, but it’s hard to ignore his struggles to both sides of the plate. Vidal Nuno and John Danks also struggle versus almost any batter, handedness be damned. I’ll forever bet against Nuno – it’s a flaw/bias, at this point. Boston’s offense hasn’t been anything close to what they had hoped, but there are still some decent options in their lineup.
Lastly, Tyler Matzek, an unproven lefty with a history of command issues, is facing a right handed heavy Milwaukee Brewers club that has hit the seventh most home runs versus left handed pitching this season. I love the idea of stacking against Matzek.
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As I mentioned above, I’m not enamored with Matzek, especially in Miller Park.
Mike Napoli – $6,111
Love Napoli versus left handed pitching, always will.
Jake Odorizzi – $14,777
Camden Yards can get pitchers into trouble, but the way the prices are tonight, we don’t have a ton of cheap-ish options. Odorizzi’s high strikeout totals should give us a pretty decent floor.
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