MLB Projected Starting Lineups, Matchups and Injury News 4/6/19

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Injury News

  • Byron Buxton is in the projected lineup, but is dealing with a back injury and is considered questionable for today’s game.
  • Seattle could be without Edwin Encarnacion again, but Dee Gordon left yesterday’s game and is considered day-to-day.
  • Andrelton Simmons is questionable for the Angels tonight. He has been day-to-day the last few days.
  • Justin Smoak was in the lineup yesterday, but then was scratched again. Both him and Jose Ramirez are iffy for today’s matchup.

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.

Kansas City Royals (2-4) @ Detroit Tigers (5-3)

Starting Pitchers: Jorge Lopez (R) vs. Matt Moore (L)

  • Detroit is taking on Kansas City today, and are small home favorites. Matt Moore gets the bump, and will take on a mediocre Royals offense.
  • Adalberto Mondesi has been everything as advertised so far, hitting over .300 and notching a few SB as well.

Washington Nationals (3-3) @ New York Mets (5-2)

Starting Pitchers: Patrick Corbin (L) vs. Steven Matz (L)

  • One of the lowest run totals on the slate belongs in New York. Both have implied totals of under four, but Washington are small road favorites.
  • Anthony Rendon is a standout bat from this game, with over a .200 ISO against left-handers last season. He is also hitting .435 to start the season.

Cincinnati Reds (1-6) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (3-3)

Starting Pitchers: Tanner Roark (R) vs. Trevor Williams (R)

  • Both offenses have come out cold so far, mainly Cincinnati. It is another low total, and if you are looking for offense this doesn’t seem to be the place to find it.
  • No player between the two teams has over one home run, or over 4 RBI. Not a ton to get excited about here.

Minnesota Twins (4-2) @ Philadelphia Phillies (5-1)

Starting Pitchers: Michael Pineda (R) vs. Jake Arrieta (R)

  • The Phillies continued their winning ways, taking down Minnesota last night. Jake Arrieta will get the ball, taking on Michael Pineda.
  • Much like yesterday, we saw the downside of Jake Odorizzi, and the same can happen to Pineda. The Phillies offense is a monster to deal with.

Seattle Mariners (7-2) @ Chicago White Sox (3-3)

Starting Pitchers: Mike Leake (R) vs. Lucas Giolito (R)

  • Runs were a flying yesterday, and could again today. Team totals sit over four, and both these right-handers are rather mediocre.
  • Yoan Moncada might be hitting his stride finally, hitting .458 with 2 HR and 10 RBI.
  • Domingo Santana has been the power bat in Seattle, hitting 4 HR with 13 RBI.

San Diego Padres (5-3) @ St. Louis Cardinals (3-4)

Starting Pitchers: Chris Paddack (R) vs. Michael Wacha (R)

  • Chris Paddack is making his second big league start, and will face a tougher task against the Cardinals. They will likely bring five right-handers to the table and the pitcher spot.
  • Paul Goldschmidt mashed another home run, making it five now on the season. Both pitchers will have their hands full with the power in these lineups.

Tampa Bay Rays (6-2) @ San Francisco Giants (2-6)

Starting Pitchers: Ryan Stanek (R) vs. Jeff Samardzija (R)

  • Bullpen game for Tampa Bay who are road favorites against a bad San Francisco team.
  • Yandy Diaz kept his hot start going with a home run, he now has two and is hitting .360 on the season. The Giants highest hitter is Steven Duggar at .273.

Texas Rangers (5-2) @ Los Angeles Angels (1-6)

Starting Pitchers: Drew Smyly (L) vs. Tyler Skaggs (L)

  • The Angels continued to be backed to score a ton of runs, but have been one of the worst offenses around so far this season. It is Mike Trout, and that is it.
  • Tyler Skaggs should take on a still hefty left-handed lineup, which bodes well for him.

Toronto Blue Jays (3-6) @ Cleveland Indians (4-3)

Starting Pitchers: Thomas Pannone (L) vs. Carlos Carrasco (R)

  • Cleveland are one of the heavier favorites on the table, as both teams continue to roll out bad lineups. They are sitting as -191 favorites. However, Cleveland is not the safest bet right now.
  • Carlos Santana stayed hot last night hitting his first homer of the season. Outside of that he is hitting over .400, and has been the only bat doing well in the lineup.

New York Yankees (3-4) @ Baltimore Orioles (4-3)

Starting Pitchers: J.A. Happ (L) vs. Dylan Bundy (R)

  • We get a rematch of the first series, where Baltimore took the series. The Yankees are -171 favorites, and have a 4.6 implied total.
  • Trey Mancini has been hitting the ball well to start the season, hitting .357 with 3 HR and 8 RBI.

Boston Red Sox (2-7) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (4-4)

Starting Pitchers: David Price (L) vs. Luke Weaver (R)

  • Boston’s struggles continued, as Rick Porcello was hammered early on. David Price will try and get back on track against a right-handed heavy lineup. They still remain favorites at -133.
  • Adam Jones has been on fire, as most of the Arizona outfield as. Jones hit his fourth home run and continues to be a value at the top of the lineup.

Miami Marlins (2-5) @ Atlanta Braves (3-3)

Starting Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara (R) vs. Kyle Wright (R)

  • Atlanta’s offense is waking up now that they are facing some average pitching. They have a near five implied total and are -169 favorites.
  • Miami is making some of the hardest contact in the majors right now as a team, but the runs aren’t falling. Wright struggled in his first outing.

Chicago Cubs (1-6) @ Milwaukee Brewers (7-1)

Starting Pitchers: Cole Hamels (L) vs. Corbin Burnes (R)

  • This game hit double-digit runs on both sides. Corbin Burnes will matchup against Chicago tonight, making his second start. Hamels will have a tough task facing a red hot offense.
  • Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun, and Hernan Perez are three outfield options that crushed left-handed pitching last season and most of their careers.

Oakland Athletics (6-5) @ Houston Astros (3-5)

Starting Pitchers: Aaron Brooks (R) vs. Wade Miley (L)

  • Houston are somewhat heavy favorites at -144, and this is one of the higher totals as Wade Miley takes on Aaron Brooks. However, Brooks looked good in his 2019 debut.
  • With Wade Miley on the hill, the right-handed Oakland bats of Khris Davis and Matt Chapman stand out in this spot. Houston has been pretty slow starting so far.

Los Angeles Dodgers (6-2) @ Colorado Rockies (3-5)

Starting Pitchers: Walker Buehler (R) vs. Jon Gray (R)

  • Coors didn’t disappoint yesterday, but we have two dominant right-handers on the hill tonight. However, Coors is a different animal at times.
  • Cody Bellinger stayed hot, hitting his 6th home run. Gray did show some weakness to lefties at times, which could hurt him in this matchup.
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