- Ignominious Injuries
- Sunday Sensations
- Monday Magnificence
- Tubular Table
Yesterday was not a good day for player health. Anibal Sanchez and Francisco Liriano both failed to pitch three innings due to a lacerated finger and flu-like symptoms respectively. There’s some concern Liriano is suffering from “flu-like symptoms” which differ from the real thing because of the quotation marks. If you used one or both of these pitchers yesterday, you probably lost. Maybe Tanner Roark saved you?
Chris Davis landed on the disabled list with an oblique strain, Ryan Braun may need a trip to the DL and will miss the next couple games. Jean Segura required plastic surgery after Braun accidentally hit him in the face with a bat. I’m sure that’s not all of it.
2. DFS for today
It’s Sunday, so we have a lot of day games. Surprisingly, I don’t see too many blatant stacks, today is probably a good day to mix things up with a stack against a good pitcher in a hitter’s park.
R.A. Dickey is having trouble with these things called walks. He’d look pretty good if he wasn’t walking so many guys.
As I mentioned yesterday, Miguel Gonzalez is homer prone. Unfortunately, the Royals offense kind of sucks.
A 29-year-old named Scott Carroll is starting against the Rays and Price. I don’t know anything about this guy.
Collin McHugh had the game of his life last week, but I’m comfortable stacking A’s anyway.
3. Standard for tomorrow
Only seven games tomorrow.
Pitchers to Start: Alfredo Simon is massively outpitching his peripherals. I think I’ve mentioned he passes the eye test, but he still has a 3.88/4.33 FIP/xFIP. Then again, he’ll face the Cubbies.
I’m edgy about using Franklin Morales. Maybe he’ll allow fewer home runs against the Diamondbacks. His xFIP is 3.71, which is entirely tolerable.
Rockies hitters will be paired with Wade Miley. Target the righties.
I think something’s wrong with Justin Masterson, but he might just be working out some rust. His last two outings have been fine after a real stinker in Chicago.
Hitters (power): It’s the Matt Joyce – David DeJesus game again. Get used to it.
The table below indicates which stadiums have the best conditions for hitters today. The color coding is a classic stoplight where green equals go for hitters. The weather conditions are from SI Weather’s home run app. A 10/10 means great atmospheric conditions for home runs. A 1/10 means lousy atmospheric conditions.
The Midwest has scattered storms in the schedule. They could affect the games in Minnesota, Chicago, and St. Louis.
The Link. The factor grid looks identical to yesterday in terms of colors. Unfortunately, the game is San Francisco does not feature a usable pitcher.
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