By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
The $125,000 Tuesday MLB Grand Slam is the $25 buy-in feature, as the MLB schedule reverts back to an all-evening card.
One game that does begin a little before the usual start time is Washington at Boston, which is not included in the main featured tournament on Tuesday night. Still there are 12 other games that will be used to comprise rosters. There are also early evening and late evening events scheduled.
The Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers appear to be the teams expected to produce the most offense on Tuesday night. We have all three teams rated at close to five runs.
Toronto’s Jose Reyes appeared to cool off on Monday night, following a torrid 9-for-16 streak that has seen his FanDuel salary rise to 3.9k tonight, while teammate Jose Bautista drew three walks on Monday night in the 2-1 win at Tampa Bay.
Texas’ Prince Fielder is 9 for his last 21 even though his power hasn’t yet been on display with no home runs in eight games.
The Cubs’ Jake Arrieta faces the Reds after Chicago won the series-opener on Monday night on an extra-inning walk-off hit by Arismendy Alcantara. The Cubs battled back from a pair of three-run deficits. Arrieta is one of the biggest favorites on the money line Tuesday night, listed at -160 overnight.
PLAYERS TO AVOID
Will Middlebrooks – The Padres’ third baseman is 1-for-12 lifetime against the Diamondbacks’ Jeremy Hellickson.
Andrelton Simmons – The Braves’ SS is just 2-for-18 career-wise against the Marlins’ Tom Koehler.
J.D. Martinez – The Tigers’ Martinez is 0-for-10 against the Pirates’ A.J. Burnett when they have faced each other.