The first Sunday of June is a robust slate of daytime baseball. For DraftKings, the main contest consists of nine games and first pitch is at 1:35 p.m. ET. I’ve got some recommendations to help you end your weekend on a high note.
Kevin Gausman, TOR vs. MIN ($10,200): Gausman has now given up six walks and two home runs in 61 innings, so clearly he’s fallen off a cliff. Or maybe not since he’s posted a 1.57 FIP through 10 starts. The Twins’ offense sits in the top half of the league and not having Max Kepler only hurts them so much, but that doesn’t matter to me because Gausman has been so good.
Zac Gallen, ARI at PIT ($9,800): Gallen has taken the mound nine times this season, and he’s only allowed more than two runs once. That’s given him a 2.32 ERA. Now, he faces a Pirates team down in the bottom-five in runs scored after finishing last in 2021.
Framber Valdez, HOU at KC ($9,400): Valdez established himself in 2021 with a 3.14 ERA across 22 starts, but he’s taking it to a new level this year with a 2.57 mark and a 2.02 over his last seven starts. The Royals, meanwhile, rank in the bottom-five in scoring.