Rankings and lineup advice for Thursday’s MLB game

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What you need to know about Thursday's MLB Games

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  • Paul Blackburn(5% rostered in ESPN leagues). Oakland AthleticsHis first two starts this season saw him post a 1.80 ERA with 0.90 WHIP. He walked one and fanned 10. The hope is that he will continue to be successful thanks to his sinker velocity increase and a new pitch mixture which has seen him rely less on his curveball or changeup, both of which generate whiffs. Blackburn is an interesting streaming option to a Baltimore OriolesTeam that strikes out an MLB-worst 28% of the time.

  • After being named as the St. Louis CardinalsTwo weeks ago,'fifth starter Jordan HicksOn Thursday, (8% rostered), he will finally make his debut of the season and of his career against the Miami Marlins. Hicks is best for streaming and DFS. Even though he had some interesting stuff, he didn't get fully stretched out this spring. In fact, he threw 35 pitches in his last relief appearance. It's not likely that he will pitch into Thursday's contest.

  • Is there a revival of the old? Carlos Carrasco (58%)? The 35-year old is now healthy after he had a 6.04 ERA in 12 starts last season. He also underwent surgery to remove a bone spur at his elbow. Carrasco had a 0.84 ERA and 11.0 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in his first two starts against two less-skilled opponents (ARI and WAS). He will be facing a more difficult test against the San Francisco GiantsHe will be streaming on Thursday, making him slightly more risky for DFS and streaming, but he could still do the job.

  • The New York MetsThe offense has been on fire in the beginning, ranking second in MLB with a 128 WRC+ and third with an 11.3% Walk Rate. Despite their hot start, they still have many cost-effective left-handed bats available, including Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil, Robinson Cano?, and Dominic SmithTo build a stack against right-handers Anthony DeSclafaniHe was not particularly sharp in his two first outings.

  • Zach DaviesThe Arizona DiamondbacksThis is the hurler we're going to be targeting on Thursday. He has a 5.78 ERA over 32 starts in 2021. This season, he's on the exact same track with a record of 5.79 for his first two turns. The big bats Washington NationalsAre already listed, but the leadoff man Cesar Hernandez (9%), Maikel Franco(6%), Lane Thomas(2) offer an easy way for you to be exposed to this positive matchup.

Rankings of starting pitchers for Thursday

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