Daily Dime: Backing Boston with Papi, Pedroia and Wright

Brandon Funston
Boston looks like a great place to find a healthy ROI on Thursday (Getty)
Boston looks like a great place to find a healthy ROI on Thursday (Getty)

As always when playing Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball, be sure to check the final lineups and the weather.

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My full lineup (for all games starting after 4 pm PT):

SP: Steven Wright ($45) – He’s earned a victory in eight of his past 10 outings, has an ERA under 3 and he’s facing a non-threatening Minnesota offense that he shut the door on in a June 10 meeting (7.1 IP, 0 ER)

SP: Adam Wainwright ($43) – After a horrible start to the season, he’s looking more like the pitcher we know and love (0.39 ERA in three July starts)

C: Yadier Molina ($7) – Has a hit in six straight games (including two home runs) and owns a solid 4-for-12 (.333) lifetime mark against San Diego RHP Andrew Cashner

1B: David Ortiz ($20) –Big Papi has the highest OPS (1.177) vs. right-handed pitching, and he’ll face Minnesota RHP Tyler Duffey

2B: Dustin Pedroia ($16) – Pedroia was 2-for-3 against Minnesota RHP Tyler Duffey in their only previous meeting, a game in which Duffey allowed 10 hits and six earned runs in 5.1 IP

3B: Danny Valencia ($12) – Valencia is 5-for-11 (.455) with two home runs in his career vs. Tampa LHP Matt Moore

SS: Jedd Gyorko ($9) – Gyorko is haunting his old team, with four home runs in the first three games of the series against San Diego – he’ll finish the four-game set against Padres RHP Andrew Cashner, who has a 7.83 road ERA this season

OF: Carlos Gonzalez ($22) – CarGo has a 1.097 OPS at home and a .958 OPS against righties – he’ll face Atlanta RHP Mike Foltynewicz

OF: Gregory Polanco ($19) – Polanco has a .297 BA and 10 (of his 12) home runs against right-handed pitching, and will face Milwaukee RHP Matt Garza

OF: Brandon Guyer ($7) – For a mere $7, why not take a chance on a guy that is a career 2-for-4, with both hits being a HR, against Oakland RHP Sonny Gray

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