Dinger Tuesday is back with the first Tuesday of the season. It is a promo on Fanduel Sportsbook where you can bet on any player to hit a homerun but you also get $5 in bonus bets for every homerun hit by any player in the game for the player you bet on. Here is a quick look at all of the details:
With that said, let's step up to the plate and swing for the fences for the first time in 2023!
Dinger Tuesday Picks 4/4
DJ LemaHieu (+600)
The Yankees will be hosting the Phillies who are the only remaining winless team in the Majors at 0-4. Philadelphia will be starting Matt Strahm on the mound who is more of a reliever so I wouldn't expect him to last more than 1 or 2 innings. That's key because it means we are going to see a lot of the Phillies bullpen which currently ranks last in the league with an 11.30 earned run average. So DJ is obviously the guy we want to go deep but we also get a $5 credit for every homerun hit in this game and we have guys all over who can go deep with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner, Nick Castellanos, JT Realmuto, Alec Bohm, and more. It does kind of suck that Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins are out but there's still plenty of fire power here. Checking in on the weather for gametime we have a comfortable 68 degrees with a slight breeze coming in from right which doesn't spook me. The Phillies have allowed the 5th most homeruns so far this season. As for the Phillies hitters going up against Domingo German, he has had 7 starts where he has allowed multiple homeruns over his last two shortened seasons.
Max Muncy (+390)
Max Muncy is just 1 for 10 on the season but I've been watching him and he's been taking some fucking HACKS at the plate. It really feels like he is due to hit one out and he's got a good matchup against Rockies starter German Marquez. Muncy comes in with 3 career homeruns against Marquez and they have been moon shots. Check the 1:30 minute mark of the video below to see the blast he hit off of Marquez last season. Checking on on the weather, there's going to be a 17 mph wind blowing out to right field at Dodger Stadium for this game which really has me liking Muncy. The rest of the Dodgers lineup are also capable of lighting up Marquez like they have done in the past. Looking back to 2022, German Marquez ranked tied for 4th worst in the league with 30 homeruns allowed! Julio Urias will be starting for the Dodgers so he will likely shut down the Rockies tonight but it's worth noting that CJ Cron, Kris Bryant, and Ryan McMahon have all taken him deep before. Every homerun matters because we get a $5 bonus.
Dinger Tuesday 4/4 Summary
Risk $25 to win $150 on DJ LemaHieu To Hit a Homerun
Eligible for a $5 bonus for every homerun hit in the Yankees and Phillies game
Risk $25 to win $97.50 on Max Muncy To Hit a Homerun
Eligible for $5 bonus for every homerun hit in the Dodgers and Rockies game