Monday is a day everyone hates. You don't want to get out of bed. The coffee maker doesn't work right. The shower didn't warm up quickly enough. The gardener woke you up while mowing the lawn at an absurdly early hour. So you turn to baseball to soothe the pain. Unfortunately there's only a handful of games to review on this Monday as a whole bunch of teams are traveling.
DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
Erick Aybar has five hits in 12 at-bats against Dallas Keuchel. Howie Kendrick has four hits in 10 at-bats and he's batting .294 over 51 at-bats against lefties this season. Albert Pujols is hitting only .276 against lefties – it's even worse against righties (.267) – but he does have four homers an only six strikeouts in 55 at-bats.
Michael Brantley has an .858 OPS against lefties with a rather impressive three homers and nine RBIs over the course of a mere 49 at-bats. He faces lefty Drew Smyly who has has four hits in seven at-bats against.