Daily Intel – 5/26/2019

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News From Yesterday’s Slate

Tampa Bay Rays – 6
Cleveland Indians – 2

  • Rays SP Charlie Morton bounced back from a rough start last time out at the Yankees, striking out 10 here over six innings. He allowed three hits, two walks, and one earned run. He’ll get a tough matchup next time out at home against the Twins on Thursday.

Cincinnati Reds – 6
Chicago Cubs – 8

  • An odd outing for Cubs SP Yu Darvish, as manager Joe Maddon trusted him a little too long, with Darvish starting the eighth inning at more than 105 pitches and allowing a game-tying homer to Reds 2B/OF Derek Dietrich. Darvish once again did a good job limiting walks with just two over his seven innings, but he did allow 12 hits, including three homers, and six earned runs. He threw 82 of his 108 pitches for strikes, with 15 of them being swinging strikes. He’ll face the Cardinals next on the road on Friday.

Miami Marlins – 0
Washington Nationals – 5

  • SP Patrick Corbin threw a complete game shutout, improving to 5-2 on the season with a 2.85 ERA. He struck out five but only allowed a double, three singles, and a walk.
  • Nationals C Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing double that gave him three RBI. He also walked twice.

Los Angeles Dodgers – 7
Pittsburgh Pirates – 2

  • Dodgers RP Julio Urias made his return to the mound after missing almost two weeks due to an administrative issue related to an arrest on May 13. He threw two innings and allowed only a single, striking out two.
  • Pirates top prospect SP Mitch Keller will be promoted tomorrow to make his major league debut against the Reds. Keller was 5-0 at Triple-A with 56 Ks and 20 BBs in 47 innings, throwing to a 3.45 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.
  • The Dodgers will give SP Kenta Maeda the ball today after he missed exactly 10 days with what they claimed was a thigh injury.

San Diego Padres – 19
Toronto Blue Jays – 4

  • Padres C Austin Hedges went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts, but the one hit was a grand slam, and that combined with a sac fly gave him five RBI on the day. Hedges is only hitting .195 this year, but he now has six homers and 15 RBI, which puts him in decent company for starting catchers in two-catcher leagues.
  • Padres SP Cal Quantrill earned his first major league win with six innings of work; he had only struck out 10 batters combined in his first three starts, but struck out nine in this game, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks.

Detroit Tigers – 4
New York Mets – 5    (13 Innings)

  • Tigers OF JaCoby Jones has started four times this week, and yesterday’s 2-for-5 day gave him consecutive two-hit games for the first time this season. Jones also walked, drove in a run, and stole two bases.
  • Mets C Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 with two homers, four RBI, two runs scored, and a walk. He’s got four straight multi-hit games, with nine hits in that span, including three homers, six runs scored, and seven RBI.
  • Mets OF Michael Conforto will be activated from the 7-day IL today after missing time with a concussion.

Boston Red Sox – 3
Houston Astros – 4

  • Astros OF George Springer missed this game due to a hamstring injury suffered Friday, and he’s likely to go on the IL today.
  • Meanwhile, Red Sox SP David Price only lasted 2/3 of an inning in this game due to flulike symptoms. He won’t miss a start, but don’t expect him to be back on the mound before his next regular turn, which would be Thursday at the Yankees.

Philadelphia Phillies – 7
Milwaukee Brewers – 2

  • Phillies OF Andrew McCutchen has hits in seven straight games after going 1-for-4 yesterday with a solo homer and a walk. McCutchen has gone 12-for-29 in that seven-game span, with seven extra-base hits and nine RBI.

Chicago White Sox – 1
Minnesota Twins – 8

  • White Sox C Welington Castillo was placed on the 7-day concussion IL, meaning C James McCann should get regular turns for at least the next week.
  • Twins SP Kyle Gibson turned in his longest start of the year, going seven innings and striking out nine, allowing only one run on five hits and a walk. Gibson has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his last seven starts. He gets the Rays next on the road on Thursday.

Atlanta Braves – 3
St. Louis Cardinals – 6

  • Braves SP Mike Soroka threw six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision, allowing five singles and a walk while striking out five. In completing this outing, Soroka’s 1.07 ERA is the third-lowest produced through the first eight starts of a 21-year-old season or younger dating back to 1913 (per Marc Bowman of MLB.com).

Game 1
New York Yankees – 7
Kansas City Royals – 3

Game 2
New York Yankees – 6
Kansas City Royals – 5

  • Yankees SP J.A. Happ was sharp for the first five innings of this game, limiting the Royals to just one hit, but he ran in to a rough patch in his sixth and final inning, allowing two singles and a three-run homer that, at the time, tied the game. Happ finished with 10 strikeouts and ended up getting the win after the Yankees regained the lead in the top of the seventh.
  • Royals SS Adalberto Mondesi had three hits over the doubleheader and stole his 18th base of the season.

Baltimore Orioles – 9
Colorado Rockies – 6

  • Orioles 2B Jonathan Villar went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and three RBI. Villar is starting to find his power stroke again, with four extra-base hits in the last four games.

Seattle Mariners – 5
Oakland A’s – 6

  • A’s closer RP Blake Treinen gave up two runs on three hits before closing out this game for his 10th save of the year. Treinen has allowed runs in four of his last nine outings dating back to April 28.

Texas Rangers – 2
Los Angeles Angels – 3

  • Speaking of closer fails, Texas RP Shawn Kelley entered this game in the ninth with a 2-1 lead and allowed a single, a game-tying double, and a game-winning bloop single. It was Kelley’s second blown save of the year. For what it’s worth, former closer RP Jose Leclerc worked the seventh inning and struck out three in between one walk.

Arizona Diamondbacks – 10
San Francisco Giants – 4

  • Giants C Buster Posey went 0-for-3 yesterday, following up an 0-for-6 Friday that included three strikeouts. Posey is hitting 11-for-47 (.234) in May with six RBI and five runs scored.

Daily Fantasy Recommendations for Sunday, May 26 (NOTE: We use DraftKings prices and format, which means two pitchers are required)

Note: This is for the 11-game Featured set, with games starting at 1:07 p.m. Eastern.

  • Catcher
    • High-priced option: Gary Sanchez ($5,200)
    • Low-priced option: Austin Barnes ($3,700)
  • First Base
    • High-priced option: Luke Voit ($4,700)
    • Low-priced option: Eric Hosmer ($3,800)
  • Second Base
    • High-priced option: Brendan Rodgers ($4,600)
    • Low-priced option: Kike Hernandez ($3,500)
  • Third Base
    • High-priced option: Miguel Sano ($5,000)
    • Low-priced option: Manny Machado ($4,000)
  • Shortstop
    • High-priced option: Carlos Correa ($4,500)
    • Low-priced option: Amed Rosario ($3,800)
  • Outfielder (three required)
    • High-priced option 1: Max Kepler ($5,200)
    • High-priced option 2: Joc Pederson ($5,100)
    • High-priced option 3: Andrew McCutchen ($4,900)
    • Low-priced option 1: Kyle Schwarber ($4,100)
    • Low-priced option 2: Keon Broxton ($3,800)
    • Low-priced option 3: Cameron Maybin ($3,500)
  • Pitcher (two required)
    • High-priced option 1: Domingo German ($10,100)
    • High-priced option 2: Caleb Smith ($9,700)
    • Low-priced option 1: Zach Eflin ($7,900)
    • Low-priced option 2: Erick Fedde ($6,500)

Today’s Best Bets

  • Our favorite favorite: NEW YORK METS (-180) over Detroit Tigers
  • Our favorite underdog: Philadelphia Phillies (+150) over MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  • Our over/under play: Chicago White Sox/MINNESOTA TWINS OVER 10.5 Runs

Yesterday: 1-2 (hit on over/under)
Season: 83-83-1




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