Very poor Xstats; Bottom 3 percentile in 7 major categories (Below)
Daniel Mengden, 2019 (2 Starts)
3.65 ERA / 3.09 FIP
.186/.280/.233 Triple Slash Allowed
5.7% Barrel Rate
BULLPENS LAST 7 GAMES
7.84 ERA (28th)
5.60 FIP (24th)
1.69 WHIP (28th)
3.14 ERA (7th)
1.19 WHIP (11th)
THE PLAY: OAK ML
On paper the A’s have a nice three phase advantage in this one against a struggling Mariner offense with a very shaky LeBlanc on the bump. I don’t have absolute confidence in Mengden, but he’s looked good thus far. This play is more about a hot Athletic lineup that’s top five in team wOBA (.365) over the last seven games, against Monsieur LeBlanc who will be making a trip to AAA if he continues at this pace. Considering the bullpen edge and Seattle’s road struggles, there’s a good case to weigh 25% of this wager on the -1.5 RL (at your own discretion for risk tolerance).
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