Thursday night brings an eight-game main slate with some solid projected runs. Here are my top-5 teams to stack. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. BOSTON RED SOX

RHP Kyle Gibson will take the mound at Fenway Park tonight, putting his 6.23 ERA up against one of the best offenses in baseball. Gibson’s getting smashed by hitters from both sides of the plate, allowing a .321 batting average with 11 home runs in 65 innings. With 40% of his hits allowed going for extra-bases, the sky is the limit for this Red Sox lineup tonight. They’re projected for a shade under six runs.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($5,000)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,900)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($4,300)
  • Mitch Moreland ($4,000)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($4,100)
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. ($4,100)


2. TORONTO BLUE JAYS

The Jays have been a letdown overall in this home series against mediocre Orioles’ pitching. Tonight they’ll face RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, who has a 7.26 ERA so far this season and are projected for close to six runs yet again. Jimenez has fared well against the Blue Jays’ bats in the past, but four different players have homered off him, including Morales, 7-for-21 with two doubles and two bombs.

Players to Consider

  • Kendrys Morales ($3,700)
  • Josh Donaldson ($4,300)
  • Justin Smoak ($4,300)
  • Jose Bautista ($3,900)
  • Russell Martin ($3,700)
  • Eziquiel Carrera ($3,200)


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3. NEW YORK YANKEES

First off, beware of some potential weather concerns in this game. But assuming they play, the Yankees are in an awesome spot projected in the neighborhood of six runs in Chicago. RHP James Shields will be on the mound, however, his solid 4.26 ERA hasn’t indicated how he’s pitched in home games — seven runs in 8.1 innings. The usual power RHBs will be good options, but we should also see some extra LHBs in tonight’s lineup.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,700)
  • Gary Sanchez ($5,100)
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($3,700)
  • Didi Gregorius ($3,700)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,400)
  • Aaron Hicks ($3,700)


4. MIWAUKEE BREWERS

The Brewers are projected for five runs in Cincy against RHP Homer Bailey. Bailey has pitched just 1.2 innings this season, and was an absolute mess, allowing eight runs. It feels like the perfect spot for the Brewers’ bats, highlighted by Shaw (who’s gone deep in three straight) and Braun, who homered yesterday and is 12-for-37 (.324) against Bailey in his career with four doubles and a pair of long balls.

Players to Consider

  • Ryan Braun ($4,600)
  • Travis Shaw ($4,800)
  • Jonathan Villar ($4,500)
  • Domingo Santana ($4,400)
  • Jesus Aguilar ($3,700)
  • Hernan Perez ($4,300)


5. MIAMI MARLINS

The Marlins are projected for over five runs at home against RHP Seth Lugo. Lugo’s having a solid season but has allowed four runs in two of his three starts thus far. LHBs are hitting .316 against him, and he’s surrendered a homer to each side of the plate. Both Yelich and Prado have taken him deep in their careers.

Players to Consider

  • Giancarlo Stanton ($4,600)
  • Christian Yelich ($3,500)
  • Martin Prado ($3,300)
  • Justin Bour ($3,800)
  • Dee Gordon ($3,900)
  • Ichiro Suzuki ($2,700)

 


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