The Dodgers lost Clayton Kershaw yesterday. For how long we do not know, but he has missed a lot of time in the past with previous back injuries so it’d be somewhat optimistic to assume that he’s going to hit the disabled list for ten days, come back and be the Clayton Kershaw of six days ago without any muss or fuss. L.A. has also lost Brandon McCarthy to the DL, so while their division lead is comfortable at the moment, there could be some rough waters ahead. In light of that, this rumor — which emerged before Kershaw left yesterday’s game against the Braves — may be one to watch in the next couple of days: As we noted last week, the Rangers are looking at the possibility of moving Darvish,
Things you should know about tonight's game... 1) Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings to win his eighth consecutive start. The right-hander walked two and struck out eight, including the first four batters of the game. 2) Jay Bruce drove in two runs and Wilmer Flores homered for the second time in three games. Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI triple and Travis d'Arnaud delivered a run-scoring single. Asdrubal Cabrera (3-for-4, BB), Lucas Duda (2-for-4, 2B) and Bruce (2-for-4) New York's 12-hit effort. 3) Addison Reed allowed Hunter Renfroe's second solo homer of the game in the ninth and came within inches of surrendering a game-winning three-run shot to Jabari Blash. An umpires'
Monday offers a generous mix of pitchers and hitters to consider, and the challenge will be finding the right blend to cash in your daily fantasy leagues. Here are some of the top values to consider: Pitchers Aces Jacob deGrom, New York Mets (DK: $13,400, FD: $11,000) at San Diego Padres: deGrom not only has an optimal matchup against a strikeout-prone Padres roster, but he should also benefit from pitching in the spacious confines of Petco Park. deGrom has allowed one earned run or less in six of his last seven starts and is the top pitching option of the night if you're willing to pay up for him.