Freddie Freeman- 1B- ATL- Idea- Freeman has hit 13 homers in 237 ABs against RH pitching. Vincent Velasquez has given up 7 HR in 41 IP against LH hitting. That makes a good chance of Freeman launching one. Value play- Draft Kings salary $4000
Tyler Anderson- P- COL- Rookie- The rookie threw his 6th quality start in 9 outings this season. In two of those other games he was 1 out away from a quality start, having only allowed 2 runs in 5.2 IP. Anderson only allowed 4 runs in the other start, so he has pitched consistently in his young major league career. Yesterday he held the Mets to a single run on 7 hits while walking no one and striking out 5 in a career-high 7 IP. Anderson has yet to face a team for the second time, so it remains to be seen how they will adjust to him when seeing him again. However, his 7.67 K/9, 1.67 BB/9, 3.33 ERA and 3.01 FIP show a lot of promise for a Rockies' pitcher, especially since 6 of his 9 starts have come at Coors Field.
Jeurys Familia- RP- NYN- Cold- For the second game in a row Familia blew a save. Those are the only ones he has blown this season. The performances were very similar. Familia had control issues in them both, with identical pitch counts of 26, only 14 of which were strikes in each game. He also allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks. Familia only retired one batter yesterday. It's not time to panic, though. Last year Familia blew 3 saves in a row before embarking on a streak of 52 straight conversions that ended Wednesday.
Jose Fernandez- P- MIA- Cold- For the second time in 5 starts, Fernandez gave up at least 5 runs in less than 6 IP. As in the last time it happened, he allowed 2 homers, the only 2 times he has given up multiple homers all season. Fernandez still recorded 9 strikeouts and 64 of his 94 pitches were for strikes so it doesn't look like anything to worry much about.
Matt Wisler- P- ATL- Cold- After a Dr. Jekyll run of 4 quality starts, Mr. Hyde has pushed back to the forefront in Wisler. His performance yesterday, when he gave up 6 ER in 5 IP on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 was his 4th straight start on the non-quality variety. Three of those hits were homers. Wisler has yet to exhibit the kind of consistency to make him worth trying to capture his hot streaks.
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