Monday, April 14, 2014

4.14 Random Sampling

Some of the games i'll be keeping an eye on tonight

Diamondbacks vs. Mets

Arizona managed to come away with a couple of nice road wins against the Giants last week but at least for the weekend they are back to underachieving, a .628 OPS from my starting catcher Miguel Montero isn't exactly helping things along.

The Mets continue their west coast swing. After splitting a couple of tough extra inning games over the weekend, they lost pretty horribly yesterday. If they are going to be better than expected and if my fantasy team has hopes of finishing better than 9th, David Wright is going to need to improve on his .609 OPS.

Nationals vs. Marlins

The Nationals got swept over the weekend and find themselves back in second place. One player that you can't blame for this and my being in ninth place is Jayson Werth who came up with a grand slam the other day and comes into today sporting a .952 OPS and a 158 OPS+.

The Marlins, well the whole the Marlins might be surprisingly good was fun for the first week or so as they have re-united with last place for now (though the Mets may be competing for the affection of last place).

Angels vs. Athletics

Speaking of teams in familiar places, the Angels find themselves right at .500 and right at third place. One player you can't blame is Mike Trout who has continued to be his super-human self 1.022 OPS/191 OPS+ over the first couple weeks of the season.

The Athletics may have a low payroll and one of the worst stadiums left out there but they are also in first place. One player that has helped them in their first place efforts is Sonny Gray who has been lights out in 3 starts .95 ERA/1.21 WHIP/396 ERA+

Brewers vs. Cardinals

The Brewers are coming off a sweep of the rival Pirates and have now won nine consecutive games as the Brewers have won 10 of their first 12 this season and 15 of their last 19 since Zeplen was born. As sweet as getting nine wins in a row is, getting 10 through 12 against the Cardinals will be even sweeter.