MLB: WEDNESDAY DFS MORNING LINEUP

By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams

 

May 8, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) pitches during the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won the game 3-1. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

A 12-game night slate is the likely focus of DFSers, although their are a couple of matinees and an early evening start that allow players to play in all-day, or abbreviated early cards on FanDuel today.

The Detroit Tigers were projected by oddsmakers to score the most runs on Wednesday night with a projection of 4.7, while the Washington Nationals, who play a day game, are next at 4.6 runs.

Several teams come in very close to 4.4 runs, including Houston, Kansas City, Baltimore, and the Tigers’ opponent, Minnesota.

Our long shots tonight include Alejandro DeAza and Steve Pearce, of Baltimore and Nick Castellanos of Detroit. In the afternoon, consider Yunel Escobar, of the Nationals.

A nice pitcher’s duel is expected tonight when Pittsburgh faces Philadelphia, between Cole Hamels (pictured) and Francisco Liriano, with a projected finals score, according to oddsmakers, at 3.5-3.3.

 

PLAYERS TO AVOID
Neil Walker – Neil is a regular plug-in at 2b, but not today, as he is just a 1-for-10 against the Phillies’ Cole Hamels.
Nelson Cruz – Cruz is just 4-for-21 in his history dating back to the AL with the Padres’ Shields.
Jason Kipnis – Kip is just 2-for-11 against the Indians’ John Lackey.