At Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, there will be two games featuring the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped eight out of their past nine games and are 37-55 on the year. Detroit just suffered a series defeat to Cleveland in which they dropped all three games. This season, the pitching staff in Detroit has a 4.15 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a.245 opponents’ batting average. The Tigers’ offence has 288 runs scored while hitting for a.229 average and getting on base.286 percent of the time. For the Tigers this year, Javier Baez is batting.213 with nine home runs and 35 RBI. Tarik Skubal, who has tossed 100.2 innings this season and has a career record of 608, 4.11 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP, is predicted to start for Detroit in Game 1. Garrett Hill, who has tossed 11 innings this season and has a record of 1-1, 5.73 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP, is anticipated to start Game 2 for Detroit.
The Oakland Athletics have won three of their past five games and have a 32-61 record this year. Oakland just defeated Houston in a series, winning two of the three games that were played. The Oakland pitching staff has an opponent batting average of.247, a 4.34 ERA, and a 1.32 WHIP. This season, the Athletics offence has hit.211, has a.272 on-base percentage, and has scored 306 runs. For the Athletics this year, Seth Brown is hitting.216 with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs. Zach Logue, who has tossed 29.2 innings this season and has a record of 3-4, 5.16 ERA, and 1.45 WHIP, is expected to start the first game for Oakland. Frankie Montas, who has pitched 96.2 innings this season and has a record of 3-9, 3.26 ERA, and 1.09 WHIP, is predicted to start Game 2 for Oakland.
On Thursday, a two-game mini series between Oakland and Detroit will take place in a doubleheader. Detroit had a terrible second half of the season, losing eight of their final nine games. Nobody anticipated Oakland to win their series against Houston, but they did. Tarik Skubal, who has struggled over the past month, will start the first game for Detroit. Garrett Hill, who will be making his third start of the year for Detroit, will start Game 2. Zach Logue, a starter for Oakland in Game 1, hasn’t been very effective this year. In Game 2, Oakland will rely on Frankie Montas.
Free Pick: Oakland Athletics