Howard had a solid track record off starter Mike Leake, which led him to be owned in DFS today. He homered in the contest, so owners who played him got that one right. However, he is still hitting a paltry .195 on the season and he can’t hit lefties for the life of him. He is 3-for-15 in his career with a home run against tomorrow’s starter Jaime Garcia.
Morgan’s season debut was solid, but today was less impressive. He lasted just four innings and his strikeouts regressed from his first start of the season. The southpaw has shown quality swing-and-miss stuff through two starts, striking out nine batters in as many innings. He needs to get deeper into the game, but we’ll chalk that up to still trying to knock off some rust. He could make for a nice value play in DFS on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.