Well Last night from 5 contests I only placed in one, The night started off so well with Maikel Franco crushing a 3 run HR in the top of the 1st in Atlanta, MLBtv was on switching to Chicago, then to watch the Angels when a walk off Hanley Ramirez error ended that game, and with only the Giants game in the 9th I hit the remote.
Last Night’s Stat’s
Contests Played: 4
Total Stake: $4.25
Paid places: 1
Here is one team I am playing in fantasy today, It’s a Stack against Kenta Maeda who by the numbers struggled against Arizona earlier this year.
There is one game pre 7pm ET, so pick your slate accordingly.
SP Steven Matz (NYM) $8,500
With a 3.36 ERA so far for this year, And tonight is pitching in the CitiField confines. Matz provides K’s & has more upside than downside.
SP Jose Quintana (CWS) $10,600
Overshadowed by Chris Sale, Quintana’s ERA is 3 points better than 3.00.
C Wellington Castillo (ARI) $2,700
2 For 3 vs Maeda, Good Price for a fantasy viable catcher.
1B Hanley Ramirez (BOS) $4,000
He was named player of the week, made an error so will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. He’ll either go 0-4 or 4-4 with power. 9 for 27 with one Home Run against “The Freak”
2B Aaron Hill (BOS) $3,300
Not an everyday player, however He has the most numbers versus Lincecum who was awful last time out. Hitting .500 11 for 22 against the former CY Young winner.
3B Jake Lamb (ARI) $4,300
Lamb is listed as day to day, 5 for 7 with 1 HR & 2 Doubles against the Dodgers starter.
SS Freddy Galvis (PHI) $3,500
I may swap him out depending on the phillies line up, but for now the switch hitter is in. In what I am hoping is a Phillies run parade.
OF Michael Bourn (ARI) $3,300
3 for 5 against Maeda, He’s easily replaceable on Draft Kings.
OF Jay Bruce (CIN) $5,100
Standing on 25 HR’s, He looks set to post career highs in power statistics.
OF Odubel Herrera (PHI) $4,600
His Price may be high, but against a young Braves starter well worth a shout if you can afford.
Remaining Budget $100
Note If I have to change Lamb or Galvis, I can also change Herrera and have $ for two adequate replacements.
So here is hoping I get a result tonight, I believe the Machine was given a night off.
Yes, I had a night off yesterday. It was glorious! I think I watched some finance TV and fell asleep early. However, Friday night is excellent for Baseball so I’m excited.
First an update on the financials.
Contests Played: 13
Total Stake: $13.00
Paid places: 5
Okay – so small sample size and I’m a losing player so far. Not a big deal though, since I’m push-button lineup strategy isn’t going to get me to the top of the ladder after 13 matches. I’ve found the play on Yahoo (so far) a little softer than what I saw on FD, so sticking with Yahoo.
Again using Rotogrinders lineup tool tonight. I’m going to give them another few spins and then mix it up next week.
P – Max Scherzer
P – Steven Matz
C – Matt Wieters
1B – David Ortiz
2B – Neil Walker
3B – Manny Machado
SS – Alex Bergman
OF – Bryce Harper
OF – Odubel Herrera
OF – Matt Holliday