On Thursday, I will be ready to take you on from my regular spot - the Mastersball Daily 50-50 GPP contest with $135 in prizes available for just a $5 entry fee. Do not delay joining, as the Mastersball contests continue to be very popular.
Here are a couple of my picks.
I am intrigued by the matchup of two of the National League’s best teams – St. Louis at Pittsburgh. With two starters needed in FantasyScore, I'm making the unusual move of taking both. With both teams missing key offensive cogs, this could be a low-scoring contest.
Carlos Martinez ($7700) of St. Louis is currently in competition to gain the last NL All-Star berth and has earned that consideration. The 23-year-old has a 2.95 road ERA this season and will be going for his 10th straight quality start this evening in the Steel City.
Jeff Locke ($3900) is half Martinez’ price and here is why I think he is a decent budget play. The Cardinals offense has been the team’s season-long weakness and it continues. The club is averaging just three runs per game during its 4-6 stretch over the last 10. St. Louis has performed relatively poorly against left-handed hurlers this season (.230 BA, .660 OPS) while Locke has pitched credibly against St. Louis in the past with a 3.82 ERA over 33 career innings.
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