With another day in the books, more headlines emerge. Chris Sale had another great outing, however, the lack of run support by Boston lead Sale to pick up his first loss on the season. Will Myers had a terrific night at the plate. He legged out a triple in the 8th inning to become the second Padre ever to hit for the cycle. Myers had the biggest smile on his face as he rounded second, trying to stretch the ball that hit in the left center gap. Jay Bruce hit two dingers to help the Mets prevail over the Phillies. While Thor – who is known to be afraid of mascots – stole the Phillie Phanatic’s ATV and drove around Citizen Bank Park. Overall, it was a good day in baseball as the weather was warm and it’s beginning to feel like spring again. Let’s go ahead and see what tonight has in store for us.
New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies – Matt Harvey pitches for the Mets and he has done well against the Phillies. The Phillies have hit .280 against Harvey through out his career. He has fanned 12 batters while only allowing 1 home run. Harvey should be able to control this game with ease. Buchholz hasn’t face a lot of Mets on their current lineup, however, against the ones he has – Cespedes included – have hit .237 against Buchholz. I’m leaning away from Buchholz in this one and heavily on Harvey.
Targets: Harvey, Reyes
St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals – The Nationals stuck it to the Cardinals in a 14-6 win last night. I like today’s game to be high-scoring as well as each team heads towards the back of their rotation. Harper bounced back after going 0-4 two nights ago and had a 26 point night on DraftKings. He is always a safe play to get points from and his price reflects that. Murphy and Rendon will be my picks from this game. With Turner out look for his back up to be a cheap option that could score runs, or produce his own if runners get into scoring positions.
Targets: Murphy, Rendon
Dexter Fowler – STL – OF – Fowler isn’t the cheapest, however, he is less expensive than some of the superstar outfielders. The game should be high-scoring against the Nationals and Fowler could make some noise for the Cardinals.
Mitch Moreland – BOS – 1B – Moreland struggled early this season, however he seems to be coming alive and playing like the player Boston thought he could be. At a position where players are expensive, Moreland is a cheap option for 1st base. Boston’s roster is diminished so runs will have to come from somewhere. Moreland might be that somewhere.
Matt Harvey – NYM – P – Harvey is only $8300 against a relatively weak ball club. Harvey is in the same boat as Grienke in this early season – a potential ace that is being over looked. Harvey can’t be left out at this price point. He is arguably a must-start.
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