That was a lot of work for $2.50. I set 20 lineups last night, two of which were free rolls, two of which cost $25, one of which cost $10 and the rest (15) were $5. That’s $135 invested, and I took back $137.50. I had $1,007.60, now I have $1,010.10. I was hoping for something more dramatic ahead of my two-week vacation, but once David Robertson blew Chris Sale’s win, I was lucky to break even.
I’m going on vacation for a couple weeks on Monday, so these are my last lineups until July. Accordingly, I set 20 of them – might as well have a last hurrah before I take off:
Even with 10 Garrett Richards and two Trevor Bauer lineups, I managed only two cashes Tuesday night, and both of those by narrow margins. I invested $100 (two $25 50/50s and 10 $5 MLB Rallys) and took back just $55 for a loss of $45. I had $1,052.60, now I’m back down to $1007.60, not including rake back and free rolls.
I didn’t love this slate initially because there are no ace starters. Maybe Jake Arrieta qualifies, but he’s up against a tough Indians lineup and a decent starting pitcher. Instead, I went all in with Garrett Richards at home against the Diamondbacks, putting him in 10 of my 12 lineups, including the two $25 50/50s. I hope he pitches better than his last time out.
I have Trevor Bauer in Chicago in my other two. I have little faith in him, but the Cubs strike out a lot at least.
It was an odd night with five of my 16 lineups drawing dead after Felix Hernandez’s disastrous third of an inning and 10 of them suffering a blow when Don Mattingly masterfully removed Clayton Kershaw, only to see the bullpen cough up the win yet again. I still made a profit, taking in $150 (two $45 50/50 wins plus four cashes worth $60 in the MLB Rally) on a $110 investment (two $25 50/50s plus 12 $5 MLB Rally entries.) My bankroll was $1012.60, now it’s $1052.60.
I put in another 16 today, 12 of which were $5 MLB Rally entries, one each for the Tout Wars and RotoWire contests and two $25 50/50s. While I typically prefer tournaments, the 50/50s should get more interesting if I risk more money. Here are the lineups: