Last night the Tampa Bay Rays dropped game one of a four-game set with the Oakland Athletics 2-1. Although the game didn’t go as planned, our DFS DraftKings selections were decent.
We picked Manuel Margot, Yandy Diaz, and Elvis Andrus for last night’s game. They all combined for nine points on DraftKings. Should have been more if Andrus wasn’t called out at the plate when he was safe, but I digress.
Tonight, our Tampa Bay Rays selections include two of the most recognizable players on the team.
Kevin Kiermaier ($2,200)
Here we go again with the disrespect. But I’ll move past it.
KK has been good since returning from the injured list to start the season. In his last seven games “The Outlaw” has earned more than 5 points on DraftKings in six of those games.
In his career off A’s starter Frankie Montas Kiermaier is a career .333 hitter, breaking down to 1-for-3.
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Willy Adames ($3,400)
Our second Tampa Bay Rays selection of the night is Willy Adames. Adames doesn’t have great numbers so far in 2021, but he does have some success off Montas.
Adames is a career 2-for-4 off Montas, with a double.
Adames registered back-to-back 15-point games last week in Kansas City. This play helped with that.
Hopefully Willy can have another big night tonight.
Mitch Moreland ($3,000)
Mitch Moreland is my visitor selection of the night. Moreland is only one of two players on the Athletics who has faced Tampa Bay Rays starter Michael Wacha.
Moreland is a career 1-for-2 off Wacha, but his only hit was a solo home run. Something we could see happen again tonight.
My Tampa Bay Rays fade of the night is Brandon Lowe ($4,300)
Lowe is coming off his third straight hitless game last night, dropping his season average to .158.
In his career off Montas Lowe is 0-for-3. It is possible Lowe could break out, given Montas’ 6.75 ERA so far this season. However, I wouldn’t bet on it.