MLB Takeoff 6/30 Preview

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S.Ohtani: While most people will have Nola as their #1 pitcher tonight because of the very safe floor he will provide tonight against the Marlins, here at DailyBoogie we are always looking to take chances & go for the ceiling play. Tonight our #1 pitcher is going to be Mr.DoItAll, aka MVP, aka Shohei Ohtani. Despite the Yankees' recent struggles, they still present a tough matchup. I hope most people will shy away from Ohtani because of the matchup so that we here at DailyBoogie can take advantage of a low pOWN. We had concerns with Ohtani earlier in the season when he was walking hitters at an alarming rate, but it seems like most control issues have been put behind him in June. In June Ohtani has pitched at least 6 innings in 3 of his 4 starts & hasn't walked more than 2 hitters in any of them. Overall, Ohtani's seasonal stats are impressive as he owns a K% of 33.1%, GB% near 50% (48.7%), & xFIP of 3.61. I love Ohtani more than most tonight because of his success against RHH & the Yankees are currently projected to start 8 of them. Against RHH Ohtani elevates his game to another level. His K% against RHH is 42.9%(!), RISO just .039, & a FB% under 30%. I'm banking on the front runner for AL MVP to cement his case with a stellar outing tonight.

A.Nola: Nola has as good of a matchup that you could ask for tonight as the Phillies host the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are currently scuffling as they have managed to score more than 4 runs just one time in the last week. After looking further into the Marlins splits this season, it's no surprise they were dominated yesterday by one of the Phillies' worst pitchers in Vincent Velasquez. The Marlins are a much worse team on the road than at home, which is strange considering their ballpark is tailored towards pitchers. Now back to the star of the show, Nola. On the season, the Phillies ace is sporting a 29.2% K rate, 5.2% BB%, & owns a very solid xFIP of 3.52. Nola is coming off a stellar performance against the Mets, where he tied the Major League record of striking out 10 consecutive hitters & ended up finishing the game with 12 K's. The Marlins are a perfect matchup for Nola to continue piling up strikeouts as they strike out against RHP at the 7th highest rate in the MLB (25.4%).

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J.Musgrove: We've been talking about it for some ti