Memorial Day in Los Angeles was a frustrating experience for the Atlanta Braves. Still, the team has two more chances to grab victories against the Dodgers, and beyond that, the rest of a West Coast trip looms without the benefit of a breather in between series. Elsewhere in baseball, though, there is plenty to consume, and if you play your cards right, you might even make some money doing it.
SB Nation and FanDuel continue to partner on daily fantasy baseball, and we regularly bring you "recommended" lineups. Tuesday evening's slate of games is jam-packed with action, and there is a chance to maximize value if you can unearth favorable match-ups.
As usual, fading my picks may be your best option, so if you do that, I won't be offended in the slightest.
Note: This lineup would be used in a 7:10 pm ET contest.
P - Madison Bumgarner ($10,200)
C - Evan Gattis ($3,700)
1B - Edwin Encarnacion ($4,400)
2B - Dustin Pedroia ($2,900)
3B - Josh Donaldson ($3,700)
SS - Erick Aybar ($2,700)
OF - Chris Colabello ($2,800)
OF - Kevin Pillar ($2,200)
OF - Ryan Raburn ($2,200)
It should be pretty apparent by the lineup and the inclusion of four players from the same squad, but I love the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. Encarnacion and Donaldson are my two big-ticket items, and I'm loading up with two more right-handed hitters in Colabello and Pillar against White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Beyond that, I'm spending a great deal of money on Bumgarner (though he is substantially cheaper than Kershaw tonight), and the remainder of the match-ups are pitcher-specific. Evan Gattis against Chris Tillman, at least right now, appears to be money in the bank as my favorite non-Blue Jays option.
The slogan, as always, is to simply make money, and this lineup can (hopefully) help you get there. Let's do this together.