MLB Projected Starting Lineups, Matchups and Injury News 4/3/19

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Injury News

  • Trea Turner left last night’s game with a finger injury. X-rays showed after the game that he broke his right index finger. At the moment he is going to miss at least a month, and could be more. Wilmer Difo will get more playing time, and filled in for him last night.

Today’s MLB Matchups

Underneath each game you will find game and lineup notes, alongside betting and fantasy tips. Clicking into each team will bring you to their team hub where you can look at news, stats, projected lineups, schedule, and more.

Milwaukee Brewers (5-1) @ Cincinnati Reds (1-3)

Starting Pitchers: Freddy Peralta (R) vs. Luis Castillo (R)

  • Luis Castillo allowed a .375 wOBA and .241 ISO to lefties last season. He was dominant against right-handers, allowing a .256 wOBA and .133 ISO. Milwaukee’s lineup should sit fairly left-handed.
  • Freddy Peralta on the other side, was very similar. Allowing a .378 wOBA and .237 ISO to lefties, and a .188 wOBA and .076 ISO to right-handers. He continued to rely heavily on his fastball, throwing it 80% of the time.
  • Despite the Reds averaging 5.7 runs against Cincy in their last ten games, the under has hit in 7 of the last 10.

Philadelphia Phillies (4-0) @ Washington Nationals (1-3)

Starting Pitchers: Aaron Nola (R) vs. Anibal Sanchez (R)

  • Over 150 plate appearances against the Washington current roster, Aaron Nola has held them to a .245 wOBA and 28% strikeout rate.
  • Bryce Harper is locked in with three home runs to start the year. Philadelphia open as road favorites against a Washington team that has come out of the gates a bit slow.
  • Philly has lost two of Nola’s last three starts against Washington

Colorado Rockies (2-4) @ Tampa Bay Rays (5-1)

Starting Pitchers: German Marquez (R) vs. Charlie Morton (R)

  • German Marquez is coming off a fresh extension, and looked great in his first game against Miami. He will have a tougher matchup tonight against a pesky Rays offense.
  • This game has one of the lowest totals on the slate, with two very above average right-handed arms going.
  • Colorado has averaged ten strikeouts per game as a team over their last ten games against Tampa.

Chicago White Sox (1-3) @ Cleveland Indians (2-2)

Starting Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (L) vs. Corey Kluber (R)

  • Corey Kluber has dominated this Chicago roster, with a 37% strikeout rate and .255 wOBA allowed.
  • Cleveland would be a heavier favorite if their offense wasn’t as bad as it is. With Kluber on the bump, they are -168 home favorites.
  • Public money is heavily on the Indians, although the total of 6.5 is about even.

Minnesota Twins (3-1) @ Kansas City Royals (2-2)

Starting Pitchers: Kyle Gibson (R) vs. Homer Bailey (R)

  • Homer Bailey is making his Royals debut today, as he has been one of the worst pitchers in baseball over the last few seasons. Minnesota come in as -143 road favorites, with an implied total over five.
  • Kyle Gibson has allowed nine earned runs over his last three starts against Kansas City.

Arizona Diamondbacks (3-3) @ San Diego Padres (3-3)

Starting Pitchers: Robbie Ray (L) vs. Joey Lucchesi (L)

  • Robbie Ray walked five hitters in his 2019 debut, which isn’t uncharacteristic of Ray. He will face a tougher right-handed heavy Padres team this evening.
  • The over/under is 5-5 over the last ten meetings between these two teams.

Detroit Tigers (3-3) @ New York Yankees (2-3)

Starting Pitchers: Matt Boyd (L) vs. Jonathan Loaisiga (R)

  • The Tigers are striking out 31.4% of the time as a team so far this season.
  • Jonathan Loaisiga is a 24-year-old right-hander, who has only started four games in his career, with a 1.54 WHIP.
  • With the Yankees and overall big market teams struggling, public money has backed off from recent days backing the Yankees.

Baltimore Orioles (4-1) @ Toronto Blue Jays (2-4)

Starting Pitchers: Nate Karns (R) vs. Matt Shoemaker (R)

  • Two flyball right-handers will square off in the Rogers Centre, which has hosted some big run totals, but fallen flat.
  • Public is banking on the under in this game, reading into what has happened so far in Toronto this season.

New York Mets (4-1) @ Miami Marlins (2-4)

Starting Pitchers: Jacob deGrom (R) vs. Trevor Richards (R)

  • Miami as a team is making the most hard-contact of any team in baseball so far this season. Now they have to take on Jacob deGrom.
  • The Mets lost Jacob deGrom’s last three starts against Miami, despite just five total runs allowed in those three starts. This looks like a much different Mets team.

St. Louis Cardinals (2-3) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1-2)

Starting Pitchers: Miles Mikolas (R) vs. Jamison Taillon (R)

  • Both Mikolas and Taillon were average at best in their 2019 debuts, following strong 2018 seasons. They will have a chance to get right today, but face tougher offenses.
  • With Vegas setting this game as a pick-em, St. Louis is getting about 60% of the bets.
  • The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last five.

Chicago Cubs (1-3) @ Atlanta Braves (1-3)

Starting Pitchers: Jon Lester (L) vs. Julio Teheran (R)

  • Jon Lester continued more of the same from last season, allowing just two earned runs on what should have been a worse 2019 debut. Lester’s stuff has fallen off since last season, but he continues to dance around innings and lands wins.
  • The over has hit in four of the six games one of these pitchers has pitched against the opposing team.

Houston Astros (2-4) @ Texas Rangers (3-2)

Starting Pitchers: Gerrit Cole (R) vs. Mike Minor (L)

  • Gerrit Cole is one of the few strikeout arms on the slate, sporting over a 30% strikeout rate since the beginning of last season.
  • Cole pitched against Texas three times last season. Houston won each game, and all three hit the under.

Boston Red Sox (1-5) @ Oakland Athletics (5-3)

Starting Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (R) vs. Marco Estrada (R)

  • Marco Estrada has faced this Red Sox roster a few times during his days in Toronto, holding them to a .248 wOBA and below a .200 average.
  • Boston is another big market team that the public has backed off of. Despite being -131 favorites, it is an even split with the public.

San Francisco Giants (2-4) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2)

Starting Pitchers: Derek Holland (L) vs. Ross Stripling (R)

  • The Dodgers lineup has a collective .333 wOBA and .177 ISO against southpaws last season.
  • San Francisco is striking out 26.3% of the time so far this season.
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