Tonight is the night. That is, the last night of games to clobber me at Beat the Experts, meaning you can still match up against me and 199 other regular guys at RealTime's Friday "Beat the Experts" contest where you can play for free and should you beat me--which these days is not the big deal it seems--you can net a tidy $2 profit. Do give the game a shot: It has been a fun season and it should be a fun final night of the regular season challenge.
There is indeed some wet weather on the Eastern Seaboard, with showers threatening in New York, Philly, Boston, Denver, Chicago, and St. Louis.
As far as pitchers today, let's have some fun and take Marco Estrada ($7600), who can get whiffs, and who is facing Boston, who already clinched, and who might be resting some of their regulars. For the second pitcher, I'll go with Daniel Norris ($5900), who can also get whiffs, taking on the Braves.
With just $13.5K going to pitching, I get to stock up on my hitters, and I like Brandon Belt ($5200), who has some pop and draws walks. My favorite play in the outfield is Yoenis Cespedes ($5500), matching up with the Phils.
Don't forget, you can hit me up @lawrmichaels and also feel free to comment, flatter, cajole, ridicule, bewitch, bother, and bewilder in the comments section below.