Here are my top selections for the Mastersball Daily 50-50 GPP contest at RealTime Fantasy Sports on Monday, August 29. As always, $135 in prizes are available for just a $5 entry fee. Do not delay joining, as the Mastersball contests are again very popular in 2016.
The St. Louis Cardinals are reeling again, having lost four of six last week at home to the Mets and A’s. Never fear, as two constants for the club are just ahead on Monday, Carlos Martinez and the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The right-hander, at $8100, is currently St. Louis’ only consistent starter, and over his career holds a 1.16 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings against the Brew Crew.
Staying with the Cardinals, San Diego castoff Jedd Gyorko has found a home in St. Louis’ infield, with the top home run count in MLB since the All-Star break with 15. Listed at third base for the bargain price of $3300, Gyorko has hit well in brief career action at Miller Park (4-for-10) and does most of his damage against right-handed pitching, such as Brewers Monday starter Zach Davies, against whom he has collected two hits in three career at-bats. Not extensive history, to be sure, but I like the matchup.