Hello, SideLeaguers! It’s the last day of our Weekday match and I hope you’re looking at yourself on the top of the leaderboard. If not, it’s time to pull out all the stops so you’re not wondering what if…
Yu Darvish – I don’t think it’s at all far-fetched to say that Darvish is the best pitcher playing today. I wouldn’t be scared of this Tigers lineup. Darvish is the truth on the mound.
Sonny Gray – Sonny’s got at least 6 innings in each of his starts this year, today he draws Tampa who isn’t scoring a bunch right now. I think Gray excels today.
Jake Arrieta – Your under the radar play today. He pitches in probably the friendliest ballpark for pitchers in the majors against a team that’s struggling offensively.
Yadier Molina – Wade Miley’s been getting stomped by RHB. Molina is a RHB.
David Ortiz – Ortiz is 20-for-69 with 5 HR against Mark Buehrle in his career. Can’t hate those numbers.
Brandon Hicks – A matchup against a lefty in Coors Field? Sign me up!
Mike Olt – Olt’s got a lot of power. He’s also only hitting the ball off of lefties. He gets a lefty tonight, so….
J.J. Hardy – He’s hitting the ball really really really well right now. Whoever Cleveland’s throwing out there today won’t matter.
Allen Craig – Like his teammate Yadi, I also think Craig will get to stomp on Miley some.
Nate McLouth – Under the radar play, McLouth is 5-for-12 against Volquez in his career.