Top Stacks

Boston Red Sox vs Marcus Stroman

The Red Sox boast the league's top offense against right-handed pitching and are coming off a a four game sweep of the Yankees, outscoring them 28-to-13.  Stroman has faced the Red Sox once this season and was tagged for four runs (three earned) on five hits over five innings. Stroman is also coming off maybe his worst start of the season which saw him allow seven runs on 11 hits over five innings against the A’s.

Top Plays: Mookie Betts , Andrew Benintendi , J.D. Martínez

Secondary Plays: Xander Bogaerts , Mitch Moreland , Brock Holt

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chad Bettis

Coors Field is on the slate tonight so of course it will be the chalk matchup.  While you can certainly go ahead and stack the Rockies against Jameson Taillon with some big bats I like going with the Pirates tonight against a returning Chad Bettis who has been on the DL since July 1st.  Bettis has an ERA of 8.75 in Coors this year over seven starts. Bettis has been a reverse splits pitcher this year with righties hitting .293 with an OPS of .846 while lefties have struggled, hitting just .227 with an OPS of .725.  That being said I still think all bats are in play tonight given the venue and his struggles with the home run ball.

Top Plays: Starling Marte , Corey Dickerson , Grégory Polanco

Secondary Plays: David Freese , Francisco Cervelli , Adam Frazier


Contrarian Stack

New York Mets vs Sal Romano

The Mets offense is rather abysmal but I think there is a chance here for a sneaky mini-stack of left-handed bats against Reds starter Sal Romano . Lefties are hitting .303 with an OPS of .910 off Romano this season. They have hit 10 of the 21 home runs allowed by Romano this season in nearly 50 less at bats.  Romano has also been worse on the road this season, posting a 5.62 ERA over 10 games (9 starts) going 1-5 in those outings.

Top Plays: Michael Conforto , Brandon Nimmo , Jeff McNeil

Toronto Blue Jays vs Drew Pomeranz

The Blue Jays offense ranks 9th in runs scored against left-handed pitching this season.  In their lone game against Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz the Blue Jays scored three runs on five hits over four innings while drawing five walks. Pomeranz has also struggled mightily this season, going 1-5 with a 6.56 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP.  Right-handed bats have especially given him trouble as they are hitting .306 with an OPS of .957 while hitting all nine home runs allowed by Pomeranz this season over his 10 starts.

Top Plays: TeOscar Hernandez , Justin Smoak , Kevin Pillar , Randal Grichuk

Secondary Plays: Aledmys Diaz , Devon Travis , Kendrys Morales , Yangervis Solarte