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I can specifically highlight two pitchers: Jake Arrieta (Philadelphia Phillies) and Rich Hill (LA Dodgers). Both pitchers have extensive MLB experience, facing low-scoring opponents tonight, as well as being favourites in their matches.
Arrieta will be pitching against Washington squad weakened by injuries. He's only struggling agains Juan Soto, but the latter is injured at the moment and will not participate in the match. Six right-handed batters in the Nationals roster is also advantageous for our pick.
Jake Arrieta, Philadelphia Phillies
Jake is averaging 6 innings per game current season. Yes, he's lacking some strike-outs in his statsheet, but that's about to be changed tonight. The price of 13.1 is a bargain — my prediction is around 22 points on FanTeam.
It's only one left-handed hitter projected in the Padres line-up to face Hill — Eric Hosmer (L), who has only 0.83 AVG against Hill in 12 AB. Hill has produced 6.2 strikeouts current season, as well as 9.7 in 9 innings over the past two seasons right-handed batters (RK9). Good history agains Padres' pitcher Luccesi is also something to notice. Hill has a price of 14.6 on FanTeam — my projection is for him to rack 26 points.
After magic in the first game of the series between Arizona and Colorado yesterday, it has been proved once again that both teams hitters can be stacked rather successfully. Today everything can be a bit different though. Diamondbacks will face Kyle Freeland — quite a solid pitcher. However I have doubts in Luke Weaver.
Standard stack of Blackmon – Story – Murphy – Arenado is rather good, but very expensive. That's why I am preferring Dahl and McMahon (OF and 2B). Both left-handed hitters dominate the right-handed pitcher and their prices are very affordable.
The stability of the team and a weak opposing pitcher is what makes Tampa hitters favourable for us. My choice is the first line-ups trio: Lowe (L), Pham (R), Choi (L). Two left-handed batters perfectly complement the right-handed Pham.