World Series Game 1 between the Astros and Nationals will get underway with an 8:08 p.m. ET first pitch on Tuesday night time. The Nationals have had an extended layoff, however each groups’ pitching rotations line up precisely as they’d’ve wished. That creates a enjoyable alternative in making our DraftKings Showdown lineup for single-game DFS motion. Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer each may pitch the heavy majority on Tuesday night time, and we discovered a option to get each into our DraftKings lineup. 

Playing each beginning pitchers forces us to keep away from the best priced hitters from each groups, however that is not the top of the world. All 4 of Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa, Yuli Gurriel and Adam Eaton have been a number of the sport’s higher hitters at numerous factors of their careers. Gurriel and Correa each hit within the backside half of Houston’s order, however that is nice — it is going to nonetheless work as a mini stack. Brantley obtained the captain edge because of his profession numbers in opposition to Scherzer.

DraftKings Showdown World Series Picks: Astros vs. Nationals

CAPTAIN (1.5x factors, 1.5x worth): OF Michael Brantley, Astros ($8,400)

It should not be stunning {that a} pure hitter like Brantley would have strong profession numbers even in opposition to Scherzer. He’s 15-for-44 in opposition to him with 10 further base hits, pretty much as good as any Houston hitter in opposition to Mad Max. That’s a superb begin to any lineup, and he hits within the coronary heart of the Astros’ order.

FLEX: P Gerrit Cole, Astros ($12,000)

Cole is at the moment the most effective pitcher in baseball. Prior to his final begin, he had struck out double-digit batters in 11-straight video games. In an “off day,” Cole struck out seven. He’s as computerized a wager for DK factors as you may get, and he is value each penny of his worth. 

FLEX: P Max Scherzer, Nationals ($11,400)

At first, I did not plan on taking part in Scherzer — it feels odd to play three hitters in opposition to the pitcher I contemplate second greatest within the sport. But due to how rapidly pitcher factors pile up with innings pitched and strikeouts, he feels too good of a play to keep away from. Since I was capable of fill in with three cheaper hitters, Scherzer ought to repay, too.

FLEX: SS Carlos Correa, Astros ($6,800)

If Correa was on virtually every other crew, he’d be the face of that franchise. He’s been hampered by some accidents and ineffectiveness, however when he is wholesome, as he’s now, he is liable to crush baseballs each time he swings. This is a cut price.

FLEX: 1B Yuli Gurriel, Astros ($6,000)

Gurriel hardly ever strikes out, which makes him an fascinating matchup in opposition to Scherzer. But we’ll take the shot at him returning worth by placing the ball in play a number of instances and possibly discovering the Crawford Boxes like he did within the ALCS.

FLEX: OF Adam Eaton, Nationals ($5,400)

The Nats typically use Eaton to do the little issues of their lineup, bunting or transferring runners over. But he is a superb contact hitter who may be capable to stand up to Cole’s dominance and knock a number of singles whereas probably stealing a bag. And he hits close to the highest of the order, which at all times helps getting yet one more at-bat late.

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