Oscar Mercado out of Cleveland lineup in Thursday matinee

Cleveland Guardians outfielder Oscar Mercado is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Chad Kuhl and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Richie Palacios is replacing Mercado in left field and hitting eighth.

Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Guardians have the second-highest implied total (6.04) out of the 18 teams playing Thursday. Palacios is averaging 5.1 FanDuel points per game this season.