By the start of this game, the Trade Deadline would have passed already and the New York Media will have a better grasp with what this team is working with for the rest of the season. However, there’s still a game to be played.
Jacob deGrom has been lights out as of recent. However overall, degrom is 6-7 with a 2.86 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP to go along with 163 strikeouts in 129.0 innings pitched.
But back to his recent stretch, in his last 12 starts the pitcher owns a 2.10 ERA with 96 strikeouts and just 18 walks.
The Chicago White Sox will throw another former Washington Nationals prospect to the mound in Lucas Giolito. Giolito owns a 3.52 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP with 141 strikeouts in 117.2 innings pitched. However, the right hander has been pitching to a 6.38 ERA over his last seven starts.
After going 3-5 for last night, expect Michael Conforto to keep his hot streak rolling, especially against a struggling Giolito. While I’d imagine his price in the DFS sites have went up, I’d still make that pick.
Pete Alonso picked up two hits last night, showing signs of breaking out of his slump. Giolito will definitely look to work Alonso up and in with the hard stuff and go soft low and away. However, again, this is also an ideal opportunity to take advantage of a struggling pitcher and Alonso can turn a mistake into a 470 ft bomb.