Results: L, -$210Analysis:
Oakland at LA Angels
and Hector Santiago will take the mound for Tuesday night's middle
game between the A's and Angels. Pomeranz has allowed two runs or
less in five of his six starts on the season. He's also striking
out a better per inning as a starter. The lefty has been able to
use the depth in his arsenal to hold opposing batters to a
.208/.280/.336 slash line on the season.
entered play on Monday with a 15-19 mark against teams .500 or
better and 19-9 against bottom feeders. Against teams .500 or
better, the Angels have batted just .243/.312/.404 as a team
compared to .271/.338/.434 against bad teams.
expect Pomeranz to pitch well, we can't say the same about Hector
Santiago. Santiago was sent to Triple-A to work on his control and
he wound up posting a 9/7 K/BB ratio in 14 innings against minor
league hitters. This is on the heels of a 1.47 WHIP at the Major
League level this season. As we all know, nobody works pitchers
like the Athletics do and Santiago probably won't last long in this
game. He has thrown a first-pitch strike to less than 48 percent of
batters this season. A 1-0 count as opposed to an 0-1 count had led
to a difference of nearly 300 OPS points for A's hitters this
reason for Santiago to be favored or even close to it against a
decent team, let alone one of the league's best teams.
Pick Made: Jun 10 2014 5:38AM PST