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Fantasy sports: Will Pirates pitchers finally get a break in Miami?

Tim Benz
Pirates pitcher Chris Archer kneels at the mound as Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann runs bases after a home run to center field in the second inning Tuesday June 11, 2019, in Atlanta.

In this week’s fantasy sports podcast, we are once again joined by Jeff Erickson of Rotowire.

We start off talking about how fantasy owners had to navigate through a tricky week, dealing with some risky pitchers making multiple starts.

One of those guys was the Pirates’ Joe Musgrove, courtesy of that ridiculous ejection he got in Atlanta. Erickson has some strong opinions on how that went down.

Maybe the Pirates pitching staff can get a break against the weak-hitting Marlins this weekend. We look at exactly how spotty the offense has been in Miami this year and whether the likes of Chris Archer can take advantage after he gave up five homers to the Braves this week.

LISTEN: Will Pirates pitchers finally get a break?

The Brewers and Reds highlight some other points of interest in the NL Central for fantasy players. In particular, how about that game between Milwaukee and Houston on Wednesday night?

It featured 38 strikeouts. Jeff called it “the most perfect 2019 game ever.” He explains why.

Fantasy golf is at the center of attention as well, thanks to the ongoing U.S. Open. We tackle that topic, too.

Then we’ve got a few fantasy football nuggets, including what the Patriots may do at tight end. Rob Gronkowski has retired, and they missed out on Kyle Rudolph.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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