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Mets' Jacob deGrom (flu) has start pushed back to Sunday

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom's next start has been pushed back to Sunday due to flu-like symptoms.

What It Means:

deGrom was scheduled to pitch on Friday but instead will matchup with Max Scherzer in a pitchers' duel on Sunday. Robbie Gsellman and Matt Harvey will have their starts moved up a day with Gsellamn taking the hill on Friday night.

Our models project deGrom for 5.8 innings pitched, 3.9 strikeouts, and 3.4 runs allowed for 21.8 FanDuel points on Sunday.

Source: Rotoworld.com

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Carlos Gonzalez starting in right field for Colorado

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is in the lineup, batting sixth on Thursday.

What It Means:

Gonzalez is getting the start in right field in place of Gerardo Parra in the series opener against the San Diego Padres.

Our models project Gonzalez for 9.4 FanDuel points while costing $3,700 on Thursday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Gerardo Parra is on the Rockies' bench Thursday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is not in the lineup on Thursday.

What It Means:

Parra is on the bench while Carlos Gonzalez gets the start in right field on Thursday night.

Our models project Parra for 1 homer, 4 runs scored, and a .300 batting average in 32 plate appearances the rest of the season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Danny Valencia starting Thursday for Mariners

Seattle Mariners infielder Danny Valencia will start at first base on Thursday against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Valencia sat out Wednesday's game in favor of Yonder Alonso, but will start and bat sixth against the lefty Cole Hamels on Thursday night.

Our models project Valencia for 7.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300.

Source: Seattle Mariners, Twitter

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Yonder Alonso absent from Mariners' lineup on Thursday

Seattle Mariners first baseman Yonder Alonso is not in the lineup Thursday night versus the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Alonso started Wednesday's game against the Rangers and batted sixth, but will make way for Danny Valencia on Thursday.

After going 0-for-3 on Wednesday, our models project Alonso for 1 homer, 5 RBI and a .265 average over 40 remaining plate appearances this season.

Source: Seattle Mariners, Twitter

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Will Middlebrooks is starting at third base for Texas

Texas Rangers third baseman Will Middlebrooks is in the lineup, batting ninth on Thursday.

What It Means:

Middlebrooks replaces Drew Robinson at third base as Texas concludes a three-game series versus the Seattle Mariners.

The Rangers own a low implied run total of 3.92 versus the Seattle Mariners and James Paxton, making their hitters a risky play on Thursday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Carlos Gomez (ankle) is in the Rangers' lineup Thursday

Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez (ankle) is in the lineup, batting sixth on Thursday.

What It Means:

Gomes has made just one pinch-hit appearance since September 9 due to an ankle injury. The veteran outfielder is ready to return as he is getting the start in centerfield, shifting Delino DeShields to left and sending Nomar Mazara to the bench on Thursday.

The Rangers own a low implied run total of 3.92 versus the Seattle Mariners and James Paxton, making their hitters a risky play on Thursday.

Source: Baseball Press

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Nomar Mazara is on the Rangers' bench versus the Mariners

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara is not in the lineup on Thursday.

What It Means:

Mazara is getting the day off as Delino DeShields takes over in left and Carlos Gomez joins the lineup in centerfield on Thursday.

Our models project Mazara for a .270 batting average and 1 homer in 41 plate appearances the rest of the season.

Source: Baseball Press

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Padres' Austin Hedges is getting the start at catcher versus Rockies

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges is in the lineup, batting eighth on Thursday.

What It Means:

Hedges replaces Rocky Gale behind the plate as the Padres welcome the Colorado Rockies to town on Thursday.

Our models project Hedges for 7.0 FanDuel points while costing $2,300 on Thursday.

Source: Baseball PRess

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Matt Szczur is starting in left for the Padres

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Szczur is in the lineup, batting seventh on Thursday.

What It Means:

Szczur replaces Jabari Blash in left field as the Padres open up a series versus the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Our models project Szczur for 7.8 FanDuel points while costing $2,100 on Thursday.

Source: Baseball Press

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