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Lineup advice for Dodgers vs. Giants Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Sunday’s Dodgers-Giants matchup.

Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted by Enrique Hernandez #14 after hitting a three-run home run during Game 3 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Washington, District of Columbia. Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will play Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. The teams will face off for the second time this year, and DraftKings will have Showdown DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Julio Urias, P, Dodgers: $15,900

Urias is a strong young lefty, who has won a starting job for this season. His career stats are good across the board and he’ll get to face a weak Giants lineup at home. Last season he had 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings and has the stuff to keep that up as a regular starter.

Justin Turner, OF/3B, Dodgers: $9,000

The Giants will throw Drew Smyly out to the wolves Sunday, and he might not last too long. The lefty was hit hard last season with the Rangers and Phillies and never lived up to his promise in his career due in part to multiple injuries. Tonight he’ll face a lineup that is stacked, but Turner is a lefty mauler and my choice for the Captain’s spot if you don’t go with Urias. Over his last three seasons, Turner has an insane .290 ISO and .433 wOBA against southpaws.

Utility Picks

Max Muncy, 1B/2B, Dodgers: $8,200

Muncy is a lefty himself, but has reserve splits, as he hits them better than he does righties. In his career, he’s hit lefties for a .376 wOBA and .269 ISO. He’s also already hit two home runs in the short season. This matchup is set up well for him and he’s always in a good spot in the lineup.

Kike Hernandez, 2B/OF, Dodgers: $4,800

Hernandez went off on Opening night, hitting a home run off a lefty and driving in five runs. He’ll face Smyly tonight, and has much better splits against lefties than righties. In his career, he has a .352 wOBA against southpaws and a .291 wOBA against righties. That’s not great for when Smyly likely leaves early and a right-hander comes in, but Hernandez should have a decent spot in the lineup against a left-hander.

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