This article will cover the Arcade Mode three-game slate that starts at 10:10 PM EST. As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Madison Bumgarner– SFG vs. SD– $20,000- Bumgarner makes his second start since coming off the disabled list. He’ll be facing the Padres for the third time this season which has brought mixed results. In total, Bumgarner has pitched 15 innings allowing five runs on ten hits with a 10:4 K: BB ratio against the Pads. Not exactly the type of line you’d expect from Bumgarner against a team that strikeouts as much as they do, but I’m interested to see how he does tonight. As you know, the Padres are one of the top teams in K% against lefties (25.7) to go with a .281 wOBA.
Mike Foltynewicz– ATL vs. LAD – $11,000- Folty is most likely not someone you’d consider for tonight, but I’m intrigued with the strikeout potential in this matchup. The Dodgers own one of the highest K% in the league against righties at 23%, which is seventh in the league. Folty owns a 7.9 K/9 on the season, which certainly could put him in good position tonight, especially with this game being at Dodger Stadium. The downside here is how good the Dodgers offense is, owning a .335 wOBA with a .442 SLG and a .342 OBP. If you’re feeling frisky and want to take the jump, Folty could be an interesting pick for tonight.
Cody Bellinger– LAD vs. ATL– $10,500 – If you’re going the safe route and avoiding Foltynewicz, Bellinger is my top hitter on this slate. Folty has struggled against lefties, posting a .364 wOBA on the road with a .519 SLG and a .351 OBP.
Brandon Belt – SFG vs. SD – $6,500 – Belt is a fairly cheap option tonight and he has a great matchup against Jhoulys Chacin. On the road against lefties, Chacin is allowing a .459 wOBA with a .693 SLG with seven of his 15 home runs allowed. Belt owns a .384 wOBA against righties at home with a .527 SLG and a .378 OBP.
Brett Gardner– NYY vs.SEA – $7,500 – – Lefties have been giving Felix Hernandez trouble this season, which landed me on Brett Gardner. At home against lefties, Hernandez is sporting a .376 wOBA with a .514 SLG. Gardner has hit well on the road against righties, owning a .354 wOBA with a .477 SLG.
Ender Inciarte – ATL vs. LAD– $6,000 – – Inciarte is a cheap option tonight that’s been hitting the ball very well. Over his last ten games, he’s averaging 30.2 FPPG with four doubles, a home run, four RBI and a stolen base. He’s facing Brandon McCarthy, who hasn’t been getting hit hard by any means but hasn’t been shutting teams down either. Inciarte will be a low owned flier in your lineups tonight.
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