Kyle Seager lofts a two-run homer to right field, his 20th of the season, cutting the Mariners' deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the 1st
What a great weekend right? Right in the thick of the summer season, Grilling out by the pool drinking your Trulys and White Claws, playing some cornhole and what the hell else that's right you degenerates, that's why we are here to win some cash playing DFS. Hope you cashed some this weekend and are back at it today for some more sweats. All right let's get to it. Not a big MLB slate today (7 games) We do also have a Mets/Braves doubleheader but for DFS purposes I'll just avoid those games altogether. The three pitchers that jumped out at me right away were Luis Garcia, Ohtani and Marquez. I also think they will be the highest owned of the slate as the rest are dicey at best. You can make a case for Joe Ross as a cheap low owned pitcher that was playing really good before the stint on the IL so no problems if you want to get behind Ross but I think the other three I mentioned have a way bigger floor. I'm planting my flag on my main teams on Luis Garcia ($10,000). I don't know if he will be the lowest owned of the three but I can easily envision a scenario where Garcia goes deep into this ballgame against the Mariners today. The Mariners are coming off a successful 3-1 winning series against the Athletics where the three games the Mariners won were all by one run. It was a very hard fought series and I think a weary Seattle team and bullpen is what we get tonight with no announced starting pitcher yet from Seattle. Luis Garcia has been a very productive pitcher so far this season and has racked up the K's with 105 K's in just over 90 Innings. Garcia has a 5 pitch arsenal and predominately uses a 94 mph fastball to set up his cutter and slider which he can pinpoint at the edges of the plate. Garcia has improved his command and his last two starts have only walked 2 batters in 11 innings so if he can get a umpire that gives a little on the edges Garcia will be in great shape here. Garcia is filthy against right handed batters at a 0.92 WHIP and slightly elevated against lefties but Seattle doesn't have a great left handed lineup right now with really only Kyle Seager presenting any issues against righties. I think this is a smash spot for Garcia and he goes at least 7 INN with 4 Hits 1 BB 9 K's and 0 ER today and gets the win. I think he can match Ohtani's numbers today with a discounted price and lesser ownership. New to FanDuel? Scared of feeling like a small fish in a big pond? Well, be sure to read our content and subscribe to the DFSBot for your daily baseball plays. Just remember to sign up through us before jumping into the fray. It s how we know you care!
From 100-loss seasons to heartbreaking eliminations, Kyle Seager's seen just about everything in Seattle - except for a playoff game at T-Mobile Park. He's ready for that to change.The Mariners' surprising surge continued Sunday with a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics that moved them within 1 1/2 games of a wild-card spot. With the trade deadline less than a week away, Seager sees this as the right moment to end the rebuild and push to end the club's 19-year playoff drought."Like I've said in the past, at some point, it has to be about winning," Seager said, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. "That's the goal of baseball. You don't necessarily always want to be playing for rebuilds."Especially for me, kind of where I'm at, I want to be playing for something bigger than myself. I want to be playing for something big and you can feel how much the city is just starving for it. You can see it with the fans."The Mariners' postseason drought stretches back to 2001 and is the longest active dry spell in the four major North American sports leagues. They've made just five postseason appearances in their 44-year history - all between 1995 and 2001 - and are the lone franchise without a World Series appearance.Seager, 33, has been with the Mariners for nearly half of the drought. On Sunday, he played in his 1,419th career game, by far the most among active position players without a playoff appearance.The Mariners are reportedly interested in Kansas City Royals second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield and were also apparently chasing Adam Frazier before he was dealt to the San Diego Padres on Sunday."You want people to believe in you. You want them to feel like we're doing a good job and that this is a team to go for it," Seager said. "I think it's been preached about this rebuild so much, but I mean we're right there on the edge of this thing. So certainly you would like to have them make moves and get the team as good as we possibly can."And ... me personally, I mean, good lord, I'd like to make a run out of it."Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Kyle Seager drove in a pair in the Mariners' 4-3 win
Kyle Seager crushes a two-run home run over the right-field wall, increasing the Mariners' lead to 4-1 in the top of the 3rd inning