The 6/17 Weekend Round-Up

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What a great weekend for sports. The College World Series kicks off, NHL Finals, NBA Finals, a ton of baseball action, and an awesome finish at the US Open. I’m more tired than a one armed man in a high-fiving contest.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Justin Rose took down his first major. I’ve always been a fan of his since he burst onto the scene at the 98 Open as a 17 year old. He was the only player making putts on those ridiculous greens and was more than deserving of the victory. Could this open the flood gates to more major victories?

Always a Bridesmaid… – Poor Phil. First THIS . And now more second place finishes than the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had 36 putts even with a hole-out on number 10. Hit more greens than anyone on Sunday, yet couldn’t get a putt to fall. Going home to THIS might help soften the blow a little.

Now that golf is over for the time being, lets get back to the baseball action from the weekend:

The Strong Arms
Chris Sale went off on the Astros in the K column. Their offense might be worse than said Astros. Though the Astros have won 4 straight, making them the 3rd hottest team in the majors behind the Blue Jays and the San Diego Padres? Look out NL West. The Dbacks are on a backwards tear. Paul Goldschmidt is regressing to the mean big time. What does Al Smizzle call it when someone is un-due? That’s Goldie right now.

Corey Kluber sent the Nationals packing, scattering 7 hits over 8 IP. Is any team this year more disappointing than the Nats? They’re 6.5 games behind a Braves team that plays like they should lose every day, yet somehow wins games. The Nats have to shake their heads every time they look at the standings. Until they get more people into “The Big Wood” section of this column, they’re going to spend a lot of time looking at the Brave’s behinds.

Were They Throwing Underhand?
Jonathan Pettibone and Kyle Kendrick – “Hello Mediocre starting pitchers, my name is Coors Field. If you didn’t know, I host a team called the Colorado Rockies. Truth be told, it wouldn’t matter what team I hosted, because I automatically make fair to middling lifetime hitters, like Todd Helton, look amazing if they spend their whole career in my friendly, thin-aired confines. Next time, before your team comes to my house, why don’t you just fake an injury, or better yet, drink a bunch of Coors Light™ and don’t even bother to show up to the game. Sincerely, Coors Field”

The Big Wood
Carlos Gonzalez – Cargo is hitting value on FD on most nights when priced at $6100. Oh, YOU’RE the one fading him every night still? Thanks for all your money. I’m buying myself a lifetime supply of Big League Chew with all of your cash.

BJ Upton – BJ went DoubleDong vs San Fran, giving everyone hope that he may be returning to old form, and possibly saving him from relegation to AAA. If you think he keeps this up, it’s more Big League Chew for me!!!

Carlos Beltran – Carlos also went DD, but it’s so hard to rely on him and his inconsistency. He’s down to $3700 on FD. He’s almost to a level where you have to play him, yet still don’t want to trust him. He’s the Zack Morris of Daily Fantasy: A great guy, but he’s always up to something. Keep an eye on him Mr Tuttle .

Sunday was Bargain Bin Baller Day. Josh Reddick, Alejandro de Aza and Austin Jackson were all priced under $3300 and topped the leader board in points yesterday. In fact 11 of the top 15 scorers on FD were under 3.3k on the day.

I Picked Them So They Are Sure to Fail
Last Friday: Gio Gonzalez (meh) Chris Sale (yay) Jake Westbrook (bend over)

Today: James Shields, Patrick Corbin, Bud Norris

Hot Lunch Special of the Day
A Player Under 3k on FanDuel Guaranteed to Give the Opposing Pitcher a Hot Lunch
Last Friday: Jimmy Rollins (crushed that bench yo!)

Ian Desmond will stay in this column until FD moves him over 3k. Facing John Lannon fresh off rehab? He’ll be in a lot of line-ups tonight.

That’s all for today folks. May your punts be Hall of Famer Ray Guy-esque and go looooong!

About the Author

  • Curtis Brodzina (DillingerFour)

  • Curtis DillingerFour Brodzina considers himself the Dave Barry Rick Reilly of DFS. He tries to find the humorous side of the sports world. An avid Penn State, Broncos and Pens fan, he fades Kunitz way too often. RotoGrinder’s own Cal had these poignant words for him as he was lamenting his last place finish in the RotoGrinders FreeRoll Bowl: “Nobody expects you to win D4, they just expect you to be funny.”

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