Neal struggled tonight, despite having a good string of starts in the minors. He allowed seven earned runs on eight hits in this one, so if you’re looking for a silver lining, you can find one in the fact that he didn’t walk anyone. However, he struck out just one guy, which isn’t surprising seeing as he has a 4.5 K/9 in the minors. He should not be used in any seasonal league at this moment.
After going 2-for-16 in his previous five games, Lind erupted in a monstrous way. He homered twice, doubled once, drove in six runs and scored thrice. He’s a pure matchup play in DFS, so hopefully you had him in there today. He has a day off before trying to replicate these numbers, which he probably won’t do.
It was a solid night for Junior, as he managed to buckle down enough to shutout the Braves through five innings, despite allowing four walks. Fantasy owners will be pleased with his six strikeouts, while the solid night lowered his season ERA to 3.30. Consider him someone to pick up on the wire if you need some starting pitching help.
Iwakuma was graced with plenty of run support in this one, thanks mostly to Adam Lind and Nelson Cruz. His ERA currently sits at 4.33 on the season, which isn’t exactly what owners were hoping for this season. He’s allowed at least three earned runs in five of his last six stars. Tonight was actually the first time all season he didn’t walk a batter in a start either. He’s a mid-to-backend fantasy starter in 2016. His next start will come on Tuesday against the anemic San Diego Padres.
Cano has four hits in his last two games, including two home runs. Cano is a premiere fantasy option at his position, seeing as he hits for average, power and in the middle of the Seattle lineup. Continue to start Cano in every single format and don’t think twice about doing so.