If you need Saves on your roto team, take heart. You can almost always get them, or at least identify where they will be coming from, with these simple steps: Find the real teams that are underachieving. Do this with the Pythagorean formula introduced 35 years ago by Bill James: Runs Scored² divided by (Runs […]
Pitcher – They’re all possible after deGrom so I’m going cheapest with Devenski to max out the hitting. Hitter – Fifteen years from now it might be wrong to take Michael Conforto against a righty. It’s not wrong tonight against Colin Rea.
Hitter – Mark “Dalton” Trumbo is a little TOO hot, but one more bomb off Fat CC before the cool-down. Pitcher – Depends on whether you think Jose Fernandez is the best play. I do, so that makes Drew Smyly #2.
Pitcher – Carlos Martinez at home with Doug Eddings calling balls and strikes. Hitter – Victor Martinez faces Ricky Nolasco and I hope the fielders are wearing their cups.
Pitcher – maybe Kevin Plawecki can get Matt Harvey on track. THROW THE EFFING FASTBALL. Hitter – Gregory Polanco in Coors against stiff righty Jonathan Gray.
Second-best pitcher: Chris Archer should get help from home plate ump Mike Winters Second-best hitter: Daniel Murphy is a dead setup for RBI’s behind Harper, and perhaps a home run of his own.
Pitcher: Aaron Nola at home vs. the Pads Hitter: JD Martinez has his way with Jonathan Niese.
Pitcher: Joe Ross, narrowly over Edinson Volquez. Hitter: Melvin Upton, on fire in Colorado.
Pitcher: Carlos Carrasco – but watch the weather. I’ll switch off to Patrick Corbin if necessary. Hitter: Lots of good hitters today so you get two: expensive – Edwin Encarnacion, cheap – Steve Pearce.
Pitcher: Syndergaard Hitter: Kris Bryant