By Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (July 5) – Oliver Monson won his fifth Mach-1 Sport Compact feature of the season at Kossuth County Speedway to highlight a big night of dirt track racing on Thursday in front of a nice crowd that concluded with the city’s fireworks show.Monson grabbed the lead immediately and led the whole way in a race that went green, white, checkered.Seth Eischeid had his best run of the summer to capture second as Alex Dostal was third.Mike Van Genderen reeled Ryan Ruter in the late stages to win the IMCA Modified feature and Derek Green became the sixth different winner in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Matt Looft motored to local win number three in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Brandon Nielsen was the fourth and final different driver to lead the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.The night finished with 16 Modified and Northern SportMod drivers competing for $1,000 in Round 13 of the Dirt Dominator with Tad Reutzel, Kelly Shryock, Mat Hollerich and Ben Schultze reaching the semi-finals.Shryock edged Reutzel in the first semi-final before Hollerich topped Schultze in the second semi-final to set up the finals as Shyrock defeated Hollerich to grab the first place prize winnings.
With only four games on Monday’s MLB schedule (one of which is in the afternoon), there isn’t much margin for error in MLB DFS contests. There are still some pretty decent pitching options, but obviously picking the right one on FanDuel and right pair on DraftKings is more important than ever.If you’re playing an all-day tournament, we like Jon Lester (vs. Angels) to break his slump. He’s had some tough matchups lately, but the Angels have struggled struggled against lefties most of the season before a recent uptick, so this is a good opportunity to get Lester at a bargain price. Even better, he’s in good position for a win, as Chicago should be able to batter around Trevor Cahill (@ Cubs). If you’re sticking to the three-game evening slate, Aaron Nola (@ Padres) is in a good spot despite an up-and-down season. San Diego generally struggles against righties and at home, so Nola is worth paying up for. Walker Buehler (@ D-backs) has a decent matchup, as Arizona ranks in the bottom 10 in wRC+ against righties, though he hasn’t been great this year and will be in a hitters park. Robbie Ray (vs. Dodgers) is in the same tough environment and has a much tougher matchup, but he has major strikeout upside. Both Eric Lauer (vs. Phillies) and Corbin Martin (@ Mariners) are boom-or-bust candidates who are better suited for GPPs, but on a night with so few options, you might see them in cash games, too.Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports.Today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Monday, June 3RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Jon LesterCubsvs. Angels100 (T-12th)N/A$6,700$7,0002Aaron [email protected] PadresN/A85 (22nd)$9,600$9,6003Walker [email protected] D-backsN/A90 (T-20th)$10,400$8,9004Robbie RayD-backsvs. Dodgers126 (T-3rd)N/A$8,000$9,2005Eric LauerPadresvs. Phillies98 (14th)N/A$7,400$7,3006Corbin [email protected] MarinersN/A108 (10th)$6,500$7,1007Trevor [email protected] CubsN/A110 (7th)$6,000$5,1008Wade LeBlancMarinersvs. Astros137 (1st)N/A$6,200$5,000wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN