Stacking has become a prime way to take down big tournaments, as well as giving your cash game team a solid floor. We focus on opposing pitcher stats, Vegas, weather, park factors, team stats, salaries, and player stats when deciding the top three stacks of the night. I know. Shocker we look at those things. If there is a Coors game on the slate, we will mostly divert our attention elsewhere, as Coors games are the obvious stacks of the night. It doesn't need much breaking down. Be sure to check out or revamped Stack Generator and Stack features inside our Lineup Optimizer and Tools.
Seattle Mariners - Team Total: 4.75
The Mariners come into the night slate with the highest projected run total. Even in Safeco, this makes sense with Dylan Covey on the hill. He has allowed nine home runs already this season, and seven of them have come to right-handed bats. He has had three starts allowing six or more earned runs, and has allowed two home runs in each of his last three starts. Covey has allowed a .542 wOBA to right-handed bats with a 43 Hard%. Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz are primed for big nights, and even the lefties Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager are in play. Covey has been better off against lefties, yet the numbers are pedestrian. Seager's numbers have been better at home, and Gamel has a .400 wOBA against right-handed pitching in a limited sample size.
Los Angeles Dodgers - Team Total: 4.75
Edinson Volquez has had some notable struggles against left-handed bats this season. He has allowed a .399 wOBA and a 46.8% hard-contact rate. Volquez is also walking a ton of hitters, with four or more walks in four of his last five starts. Los Angeles is filled with deadly left-handed bats. Outside of Justin Turner above, who handles right-handed pitching well, we are looking at two future elite left-handed bats and a solid hitting catcher. The Dodgers prices are not bad on either site, and are second to Seattle in terms of run total. Joc Pederson was the odd man out for the four man stack, but can be used in a contrarian sense.