Oakland Athletics (33-20) at Los Angeles Dodgers (38-16)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 9:40 pm
*4 Star Play on Oakland* The Los Angeles Dodgers just clinched the best record in the National League last night and the NL West title. The day after clinching and especially when they have the best record in the league wrapped up, many teams will sit out several key starters. I think the Dodgers will do the same here.
Oakland has more to play for than the Dodgers do right now. The A's also have a very good lefty in Sean Manaea starting in this one. Manaea has a 2.45 ERA and a 2.64 FIP in his last six starts.
The Dodgers are elite against right handed pitching, but they have been no better than mediocre against lefties this season.
Julio Urias is a quality lefty for the Dodgers as well, but he hasn't pitched very deep into games. I'm not sure the Dodgers will be looking to use their top bullpen options in this one.
The price is far too big considering the situation in this one.