Friday Matchups: Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Jun 17 2:42am

We have interleague play and a lot of young pitchers going today so there isn’t much historical data to sift through and there are a lot of new matchups which often leads to odd results. It should be a fun weekend in FanDuel land.

Tim Lincecum: The Freak has faced the A’s 6 times and is 5-0 against them with a 1.17 ERA.  He’s also pitching much better on the road this season. He may cost a little extra, but I like his matchup against the poor hitting Athletics with a rookie pitcher taking the mound.

Daniel Hudson: DHud has been pitching well after a poor start to the season. In the last month he is 4-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 33 K’s.

Mike Leake: He has come on of late and since being recalled from Louisville he is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA.

Jose Reyes: I’m pretty sure Reyes is in a baseball zone of insanity. He is the first person to get to 100 hits in 70 games since Dick Groat in 1960.  He is 15 for his last 38 (.395) including 2 homers and has hit Joel Pineiro 7 for 12 (.583) with a donkarooski.

Matt Kemp: He is 10 for his last 22 (.455) with 3 home runs and just continues to rake. He also hits Brett Meyers well by going 4 for 10 (.400) with a home run.

Dustin Pedroia: DP’s been hitting well, but has had trouble with Shaun Marcum going 2 for 18 (.111) against him.

Michael Cuddyer: He is 9 for his last 14 (.643) with 2 homers. He’s only faced Clayton Richard once and walked, but he hits lefties much better than righties, batting .367 against them this season.

Carlos Gonzalez: CarGo is 15 for his last 32 (.469), but has never faced Rick Porcello. I like him going against a righty who he hits over .70 points better than lefties.

Miguel Montero: M and M has been hitting out of his mind again. He is 10 for his last 23 with 2 homers and 9 RBIs. He faces Edwin Jackson who he has walked and struck out against, but Montero hits righties well and he is on a hot streak.

Adrian Gonzalez: AGone is killing righties this season, batting .371 against them. He’s also 10 for his last 23 (.435). Shaun Marcum has been good this season, but AGone hit one out against him in their first meeting.

Besides, Chet has written for the N.Y. Times: Fifth Down Blog,, and his own sites Razzball and Third Coast Sports. He is extremely/obsessively active on Twitter and will answer your questions as best he can if you throw them @ChetRazzball.

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