There are some excellent matchups today in the MLB – you’ve got Tim Lincecum (probably) pitching against a team that has roughed him up in the past, and there are several other excellent plays. Remember, as with all our MLB fantasy baseball plays – check the weather, and check to make sure these players are in the lineup before the game.
Desmond Jennings (Tampa) vs Brandon Morrow (Toronto)
Jennings has basically owned Morrow for most of his career. In 13 career AB’s he has hit safely 7 times with 4 HR’s. He also has 4 BB’s with no K’s. His lifetime OPS is 2.186 vs Morrow.
Paul Goldschmidt (Arizona) vs Tim Lincecum (SF)
It’s well known that Goldschmidt owns Lincecum. I heard on the radio today Lincecum wasn’t feeling well the day before the game, so you’ll want to double check he’s still starting. In 20 career AB’s Paul has 10 hits with 5 HR’s.
Aaron Hill (Arizona) vs Tim Lincecum (SF)
Another guy that has great career numbers vs Lincecum. In 14 AB’s, he has 7 hits, 5 BB’s and 4 extra base hits.
Matt Carpenter (Stl) vs Homer Bailey (Cin)
In 16 career AB’s against Bailey, Carpenter has an impressive 10 hits.
Dustin Pedroia (Bos) vs Wei-Yin-Chen (Bal)
Pedroia won’t be cheap by any means, but has 11 hits in 19 career AB’s vs Chen. He has 5 extra base hits, and 2 BB’s compared to only 1 K.