DFS MLB Optimal Lineups: May 4
Jeff Mans

Jon Niese allowed six runs, nine hits and five walks with three strikeouts over five innings in Tuesday 7-1 loss to the Cubs.

Niese is on a bad run with 29 hits and 15 earned runs allowed in his last three starts. They’ve been tough matchups against the Cubs and at Colorado and Arizona. But he strikes out too few and walks too many to do much damage even in better matchups. He’ll go again on Monday in Cincinnati.
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Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Tuesday’s 7-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Rizzo is just on cruise control. More walks than strikeouts, .352 ISO, .416 wOBA, and he is not even getting the normal knocks to fall with a .206 BABIP. He’ll face Juan Nicasio on Wednesday against whom he is 0-for-7 lifetime, but ignore that.
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