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Jose Pirela is starting, hitting fifth for Padres on Thursday

San Diego Padres second baseman Jose Pirela is back in the starting lineup on Thursday.

What It Means:

Pirela got a routine day off on Wednesday, but he's back in the lineup tonight as the Padres take on Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

We project Pirela to score 12.4 FanDuel points in tonight's contest.

Giants' Hunter Pence is not in the starting lineup on Thursday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is not in the starting lineup against the Padres on Thursday.

What It Means:

Pence drove in the decisive sixth run in the Giants' win against Miami yesterday.

We project Pence to hit .239 and drive in 14 runs in his remaining plate appearances this season.

Nick Hundley not in Giants' lineup on Thursday

San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley is not starting on Thursday against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Buster Posey is back behind the plate, so Hundley will return to the bench.

Hundley is averaging 8.5 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .252 with 8 homers and 22 RBI over the rest of the year.

Wil Myers (oblique), in Padres' lineup on Thursday

San Diego Padres infielder/outfielder Wil Myers is starting on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Myers has been activated from the disabled list after a long sidelining. He will get the nod in left field and bat leadoff against Madison Bumgarner.

In 40 plate appearances thus far, Myers has a .300 batting average with a .750 OPS.

Mac Williamson is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mac Williamson is not in the starting lineup on Thursday night.

What It Means:

Williamson went 1-for-4 with an RBI in yesterday's 6-5 win over the Marlins. Andrew McCutchen will take his place in right field tonight.

We project Williamson to tack on 5 home runs, 19 runs, and 17 RBI in the remainder of his at bats this season.

Joe Panik batting seventh for Giants versus Padres

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik will move down to the seven-hole on Thursday versus the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Panik went 1-for-3 and scored a run for a third consecutive game while batting second during Wednesday's series finale against the Miami Marlins. He will move down in the Giants' order on Thursday versus Padres right-hander Tyson Ross.

numberFire's models project Panik to score 7.8 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,900 on Thursday.

Cory Spangenberg sitting for Padres on Thursday

San Diego Padres infielder Cory Spangenberg is not in the lineup on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Spangenberg will be replaced at second base by Jose Pirela against Madison Bumgarner.

Our models project Spangenberg for a .249 batting average in 192 plate appearances going forward.

Andrew McCutchen back in Giants' lineup on Thursday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen is starting on Thursday versus the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

McCutchen will replace Mac Williamson in right field and bat third versus Padres right-hander Tyson Ross in Thursday's series finale. He struck out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project McCutchen to score 10.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,600 on Thursday.

Brandon Crawford (paternity) active, starting for Giants on Thursday

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is active from the paternity leave list and starting versus the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.

What It Means:

Crawford missed the past three games while his wife gave birth to the couple's fourth child. He will work out of the five-hole versus Padres right-hander Tyson Ross in Thursday's series opener. Alen Hanson will move out to left field and Hunter Pence will head to the bench. The Giants optioned Kelby Tomlinson to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding roster move.

numberFire's models project Crawford to score 10.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,700 on Thursday.

Luis Valbuena starting on Thursday for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Valbuena is in the lineup on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Valbuena will start at third base and bat fifth in the order against Aaron Sanchez.

Our models project Valbuena for 8.9 FanDuel points in 4.28 plate appearances.

Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel starting versus Angels

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel is starting on Thursday versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Gurriel will start at second base and bat ninth versus Angels southpaw John Lamb in Thursday's series opener. Devon Travis will be available off the bench.

numberFire's models project Gurriel to score 7.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 on Thursday.

Travis Jankowski sitting for San Diego on Thursday

San Diego Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski is not in the lineup on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Jankowski will be replaced in left field by Wil Myers against Madison Bumgarner.

Our models project Jankowski for a .231 batting average in 221 plate appearances.

Buster Posey returns to action for Giants on Thursday

San Francisco Giants catcher/first baseman Buster Posey is starting versus the San Diego Padres on Thursday.

What It Means:

After a one-game breather, Posey will catch left-hander Madison Bumgarner and bat second versus Padres right-hander Tyson Ross in Thursday's series finale. Nick Hundley will be available off the Giants' bench.

numberFire's models project Posey to score 10.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,300 on Thursday.

Michael Hermosillo starting on Thursday for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Michael Hermosillo is in the lineup on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Hermosillo will start in center field and bat ninth in the order against Aaron Sanchez.

Our models project Hermosillo for 7.7 FanDuel points in 3.83 plate appearances.

Devon Travis sitting for Toronto on Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not in Thursday's lineup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Travis will grab a seat on the bench, opening up second base for Lourdes Gurriel on Thursday.

Travis is averaging 6.9 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .247 with 4 homers, 20 RBI, 3 steals, and 21 runs scored over the rest of the year.

Luke Maile starting for Blue Jays on Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile is starting on Thursday versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Maile will replace Russell Martin behind the plate and bat eighth versus Angels left-hander John Lamb.

numberFire's models project Maile to score 8.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400 on Thursday.

David Fletcher not in Angels' lineup on Thursday

Los Angeles Angels infielder David Fletcher is sitting on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Fletcher will be replaced at third base by Luis Valbuena against Aaron Sanchez.

Our models project Fletcher for a .250 batting average in in 41 plate appearances going forward.

John Lamb now toeing the rubber for Angels on Thursday night

Los Angeles Angels left-hander John Lamb is starting against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

What It Means:

Tyler Skaggs was scratched, so Lamb will make his second start of the season. The 27-year-old southpaw allowed 2 runs on 3 hits with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk over five innings against the Oakland Athletics in his first appearance of the season last Saturday.

numberFire's models project Lamb to score 32.2 FanDuel points on Thursday.

Russell Martin on Blue Jays' bench in Thursday's series opener

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Thursday's starting lineup versus the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Martin will move to the bench while Luke Maile starts behind the plate in Thursday's series opener. The 35-year-old veteran has drawn at least 1 walk in eight straight games but is 0-for-11 over the past four.

Martin is averaging 7.5 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .215 with 9 homers and 26 RBI over the rest of the year.

Chris Young sitting for Angels on Thursday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Chris Young is not in the lineup on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Young is dealing with a hamstring injury, so he'll take a seat on Thursday. He will be replaced in center field by Michael Hermosillo against Aaron Sanchez.

Our models project Young for a .225 batting average in 81 plate appearances.

Tyler Skaggs scratched from Angels' start Thursday, John Lamb to fill in

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs has been scratched from his start Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

The Angels will start left-hander John Lamb in Skaggs' place.

Skaggs owns a 6-4 record and is averaging 34.8 FanDuel points in 14 starts this season while posting a 2.81 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 86 strikeouts and 24 walks across 80 innings.

Jose Martinez (shoulder) starting for Cardinals against Brewers

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez (shoulder) is in Thursday's lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Martinez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after tweaking his shoulder but he received treatment and won't need to miss any time. The 29-year-old will bat third versus Brewers left-hander Brent Suter on Thursday. Martinez has been a stud this month, batting .385 with 5 dingers and 13 RBI across 57 June plate appearances.

numberFire's models project Martinez to score 11.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,200 on Thursday.

Dexter Fowler sitting for Cardinals on Thursday

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler is not starting on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Fowler went a combined 0-for-7 with 3 strikeouts over the past two games. will be replaced in right field by Harrison Bader on Thursday.

Fowler is averaging 7.0 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .238 with 9 homers, 31 RBI, 6 steals, and 35 runs scored over the rest of the year.

Cardinals' Greg Garcia not in Thursday's lineup

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia is not starting on Thursday versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Garcia went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's start, bringing his average to .272 for the season. Yairo Munoz will replace him at shortstop in Thursday's matchup.

Garcia is averaging 3.9 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .243 with 2 home runs in a reserve role over the rest of the year.

Harrison Bader starting for St. Louis versus Milwaukee

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader is starting on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Dexter Fowler will sit, while Bader mans right field and bats seventh versus Brewers southpaw Brent Suter on Thursday.

numberFire’s models project Bader to score 8.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400 on Thursday.

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