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Lineup advice for Angels vs. Mariners Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Tuesday’s Angels-Mariners matchup.

Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a home run in the 1st inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 28, 2019 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners will play Tuesday at 10:10 p.m. ET. Mariners right Justin Dunn will face Angels lefty Andrew Heaney. 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

Brian Goodwin, OF, Angels: $9,300

Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn only lasted three innings after giving up three walks and a three-run home run to Shohei Ohtani. Mike Trout is out and Ohtani could very well be out as well, which should give the lefty Goodwin a good spot in the lineup. Goodwin hits righties well with a .209 ISO and .341 wOBA over the last two seasons. In his two games against Seattle last week, he went 4-for-8 with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs.

Andrew Heaney, P, Angels: $16,200

So far, the Mariners have struck out against lefties 26.3 percent of the time and sported a .254 wOBA, while nobody has hit a home run against them. It’s been a small sample size, but they weren’t good against lefties last year either, striking out 24.9 percent of the time. Heaney has already faced the Mariners once, and had six K’s through five innings. He looked good and I like his chances again tonight.

Utility Picks

Anthony Rendon, 3B, Angels: $10,600

For a righty, Rendon hits righties well. In his career, he has a .361 wOBA against them and last year that number was at .414 with a great .272 ISO. He hasn’t hit his stride with the Angels yet, but he is getting on base with a .467 OBP. His price is high, but he’s seeing the ball well and with Trout and Ohtani out, he’ll need to get things going.

Kyle Lewis, OF, Mariners: $7,600

Lewis hit safely in ten straight to start the season and has three home runs, nine RBIs and seven runs in that stretch. He’s striking out a lot, but so far he’s been too consistent not to feel good about at a reasonable price.