This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Baseball series.
Note: Saturday's game between these two teams was rained out. Both teams will use Saturday's scheduled starters in this contest. As everything about this game is identical to the game which was supposed to occur Saturday, the following article is a repeat of the analysis originally given for Saturday's game.
Rakuten Monkeys (16-5) at Fubon Guardians (9-13)
Sunday, May 16, 5:05 AM EDT
RHP Lisalverto Bonilla (2-0, 4.28 ERA) vs RHP Mike Loree (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
The Monkeys have beaten the Guardians in all seven of their matchups this season, including a 10-inning, 7-6 victory in the series opener Friday. They'll send Dominican righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the mound to try to extend that streak to eight. Bonilla's 4.28 ERA on the season looks mediocre on the surface, but it's nearly two runs better than the league-average mark in a season where offense has exploded. In his one start against the Guardians this season, he struck out seven batters in seven innings while allowing just two runs. The Guardians will finally see Mike Loree make his season debut after missing the early part of the season with a collarbone injury. The veteran American righty has been one of the best pitchers in the CPBL over his seven seasons in the league, recording a 3.19 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. He didn't look great in two rehab starts this season, however, allowing eight runs in eight innings while posting a WHIP of 2.00.
Monkeys' Last Lineup