MLB Projected Starting Lineups, Matchups and Injury News 3/29/19
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- Carlos Correa was out of the lineup for Opening Day, and is questionable again tonight.
- There will be no Steve Pearce in the lineup for the Boston, even though they are facing a lefty. He is on the IL.
- The Brewers bullpen has lost a few arms for at least ten days. Jeremy Jeffress is out the next ten days. Corey Knebel is going to decide on Tommy Johny.
Today’s MLB Matchups
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Detroit Tigers (1-0) @ Toronto Blue Jays (0-1)
Starting Pitchers: Matt Boyd (L) vs. Matt Shoemaker (R)
- Matt Boyd had better stuff in the second half, upping his strikeout rate 3% and lowering his walk rate by the same. His home runs went up, which is the downside he brings.
- Toronto will bring eight right-handed bats to the plate, according to their projected lineup.
- The under has hit six of the last ten games between these two teams, but both these arms are blowup prone.
Colorado Rockies (1-0) @ Miami Marlins (0-1)
Starting Pitchers: German Marquez (R) vs. Trevor Richards (R)
- Colorado are the second heaviest favorites at -152, this is second to Los Angeles at -158.
- Small sample size, but German Marquez was a second half darling in 2018. He held teams to a .262 wOBA, compared to .331 in the first half.
- The Rockies had a wRC+ that ranked 29th on the road last season.
Houston Astros (1-0) @ Tampa Bay Rays (0-1)
Starting Pitchers: Gerrit Cole (R) vs. Charlie Morton (R)
- Houston enter as just -138 favorites today, with Gerrit Cole on the mound. Public money is heavy on the Astros.
- The under has been dominant in the last ten meetings between these two teams (1-8-1). It is sitting at seven this evening.
- Charlie Morton will make his first start against his former team.
St. Louis Cardinals (0-1) @ Milwaukee Brewers (1-0)
Starting Pitchers: Jack Flaherty (R) vs. Freddy Peralta (R)
- Jack Flaherty owned the Brewers last season, tallying 34 strikeouts in 23.1 innings.
- This game is a near pick’em, according to Vegas and also both teams sit with a 4.3 implied total.
- Two of the three games Flaherty pitched last season versus St. Louis hit the under.
Los Angeles Angels (0-1) @ Oakland Athletics (1-2)
Starting Pitchers: Matt Harvey (R) vs. Marco Estrada (R)
- This game has another higher total, sitting at 8.5. Public is leaning the over, but this ballpark suppresses runs, especially at night.
- Matt Harvey was okay against right-handed bats, but left-handers really had the damage done. Lefties tagged him for a .225 ISO and 41% hard-contact rate last season.
- Marco Estrada is a severe flyball arm, allowing over a 50% rate to both sides of the plate. He also allowed over a .200 ISO to them.
Boston Red Sox (0-1) @ Seattle Mariners (3-0)
Starting Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (R) vs. Yusei Kikuchi (L)
- Game total sits at eight, and public is betting heavy on the over, especially after last night.
- Nathan Eovaldi is getting the start tonight, and he earned his contract after a stellar stretch in Boston. He had an xFIP under four last season, and had pin point control with a sub-5% walk rate.
- Boston will see Yusei Kikuchi for the first time, as most teams will over his next few starts. He is a left-hander, who didn’t make it passed the fifth against Oakland. He pitched fairly well still.
- The Red Sox have six players in the lineup with an average exit velocity over 90mph in 2018 versus left-handed pitching.
Arizona Diamondbacks (0-1) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0)
Starting Pitchers: Robbie Ray (L) vs. Ross Stripling (R)
- The Dodgers were 43-32 against left-handed pitching last season.
- Robbie Ray was a bit uneasy, but did have 16 strikeouts over 10.1 innings against Los Angeles last season. He also had a 3.05 ERA on the road, compared to 4.73 at home.
- Ross Stripling shook the relief tag last season. He was strong at home, holding teams to a .294 wOBA. He finished the season with a 2.99 xFIP and 3.02 ERA.
San Francisco Giants (0-1) @ San Diego Padres (1-0)
Starting Pitchers: Derek Holland (L) vs. Joey Lucchesi (L)
- San Diego enter the night as heavier favorites, (-146). The under has hit 3-6-1 over the last ten games between the two teams.
- The Padres went 19-37 against left-handed pitching last season. That should change with a heavy right-handed lineup with power.
- Derek Holland had over a 5.00 ERA against the Padres in five starts last season.