June 1, 2012 -
Earlier this week, I wrote quite a few words about how to exploit Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano on the mound. He proceeded to go out and throw great ball against a weak Oakland team to finish with 9K 0ER through 6 innings.
I also went with Kansas City’s Felipe Paulino the last time he pitched against Baltimore, only to see him give up 3ER while striking out 5 and lasting only 5 2/3 innings.
So maybe two wrongs will make a right.
I am taking Paulino again, this time against that Oakland A’s team in Kansas City. I am hoping that his superior strikeout numbers against a good team will pay off. His salary is only $5,900 at Fan Duel, freeing up money for me to spend elsewhere.
I am going to start right there with Alex Gordon for the Royals. He is 2 for 6 against Oakland’s Bartolo Colon, and is 6 for 17 in his last four games with 2 doubles.
I also want to avoid the rain on the East Coast as much as possible. Luckily there are some mediocre pitchers in domes tonight, including Mike Leake, J.A. Happ, and Randy Wolf.
Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen has bad lifetime numbers against Wolf though, so I am staying away from that.
Other matchups I do like include Aramis Ramirez for the Brewers against Kevin Correia, and Jed Lowrie of the Astros against Mike Leake.
I am using the big salary money on Ryan Braun and Joey Votto.
With Milwaukee’s Jonathan Lucroy hurt, I am scrounging for a catcher, but Baltimore’s Matt Wieters has decent numbers against Tampa Bay’s David Price, and the game will be indoors. As will I, hoping that Paulino can do what Liriano did two days ago.