The Dongers Club – June 1st (Early)

Six games for DraftKings Early Slate today, while FanDuel has just three.

The Marlins and Rockies are playing a double-header today with the make-up game from yesterday playing immediately after their first game today.  We anticipate that today’s original scheduled starting match-up between Trevor Rodgers and Antonio Senzatela will be the SP on that game.

WEATHER

Light rain between the Royals and Guardians but ole mother nature wouldn’t dare rain out our YouTube over of the day would she?  Nah, it plays.

Chilly in Coors.

JUSTIN VERLANDER

My first glance look at the games themselves today gave me an instinctual feeling that Verlander would rebound with a dominant performance.  But it is warm here in Oakland and the stadium does play up for day games, but if you cannot hit the ball then you cannot score and so we’re banking on them not hitting the ball off JV who is unlikely to have two rough starts in a row.

YU DARVISH

The Cardinals offense has the white hot Paul Goldschmidt who has a 40% career whiff rate in 30 PA against Darvish.  Yu is gonna be happy with the results from Darvish today.

DAKOTA HUDSON

The Padres offense isn’t explosive right now and with the possibility of Manny Machado sitting out we have to look at the often frustrating Dakota Hudson in a game that I think will be quiet offensively on both sides.  I would prefer him over Trevor Rodgers for a cheap SP2 in chilly Coors because of Rodgers struggles vs RHB this season.

YOUTUBE OVERS

Royals vs Guardians

Whit, Benintendi / Straw, Rosario, Ramirez, Naylor

We have a trend from last season and into this season where the mid week afternoon game they throw onto YouTube for free winds up being a game which goes over.

Trends aside, we also have Brad Keller who is starting to struggle finally this year and a lineup that should smack him a round a good bit.  I like both sides as Konnor Pilkington aint very solid either and so we have ourselves the primary hitting spot today.

ROOKIE MISTAKE

More Mets

JD Davis, Alonso, Canha

The Nationals will be starting rookie Evan Lee, who is a lefty and hasn’t been dominant in the minor leagues or anything.  With the wind blowing out to left field, look for last nights chalk, JD Davis, to connect today.

AVOID THE SWEEP

Braves get the W today

Ozuna, Swanson, d’Arnaud

CATCHER

  1. Travis d’Arnaud
  2. Tomas Nido
  3. Salvador Perez

FIRST BASE

  1. Josh Naylor
  2. Eric Hosmer
  3. Pete Alonso

SECOND BASE

  1. Whit Merrifield
  2. Jose Altuve

THIRD BASE

  1. Jose Ramirez
  2. Austin Riley

SHORTSTOP

  1. Amed Rosario
  2. Dansby Swanson
  3. Bobby Witt Jr

OUTFIELD – Mt Rushmore

Lots of value in the OF today…  Take advantage of that to get guys like Jose Ramirez in your lineup.

  1. JD Davis
  2. Andrew BenintenLiC
  3. Ronald Acuna Jr
  4. Randal Grichuk

OUTFIELD – Value

  1. Oscar Gonzalez
  2. Yonathan Daza
  3. Nelson Cruz

  1. JD Davis – OF/3B – Mets – Chairman of The Dongers Club
  2. Dansby Swanson – SS – Braves
  3. Jose Ramirez – 3B – Guardians
  4. Andrew Benintendi – OF – Royals
  5. Josh Naylor – 1B – Guardians

CORE BUILD

BETTING PLAYS

Royals / Guardians Over 8.5 (Buy the hook)

Astros + Braves + Mets ML Parlay

srenner

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