Let’s be honest, if you’re watching baseball tonight, you’re watching Jose Fernandez and Alex Wood square off again. If that wasn’t your plan, you should immediately make it your plan. Last week – when the two first met – it was magical, as Jeff Sullivan wrote. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of either team, tune in for the fact that the two men above are two of the quickest working staring pitchers in the game, which is always a plus.
Unfortunately, I moved this weekend and my internet hasn’t been restored yet, so forgive me for my brevity today. There are some solid match-ups today, but one thing I’ll be watching in earnest is how Matt Cain fares. For years he’s been able to keep the ball in the yard, but the tables seem to have slightly turned.
There is a full slate tonight, but weather is atrocious around the country, so do your best to stick to games that are being played in domes or on the west coast.
The Daily Five
Alex Wood – $17,255
I usually like to recommend a cheaper option for my pitching recommendation, because you’re smart enough to know most of the upper echelon arms. Unfortunately, the lower tier options either have match-up questions or weather questions. Wood has been phenomenal so far, and I’m betting on his success continuing.
If we avoid the weather, there aren’t many stacking options. The Nationals’ offense – even though they’re missing Harper – draws a nice match-up tonight.
Aaron Hill – $6,278
Hill draws Tyler Chatwood tonight. And while Arizona isn’t as friendly as Coors Field, it’s still pretty damn friendly.
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