Dana Lane's Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies 'Upper Class Winner'
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Oakland Athletics (30-18) at Colorado Rockies (21-25)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm
Oakland will send left-hander Sean Manaea (4-2, 4.46 ERA) in the first of two games in Denver. The Rockies counter with righty Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 3.69 ERA) in what they hope will be the start of a late surge to a playoff spot.
Manaea's ERA belies how he has pitched lately. In his last four starts, Manaea is 4-0 with a 1.61 ERA and is making a strong case to be Oakland's starter in the first game of the postseason should the team secure a playoff berth.
Third baseman Matt Chapman said Tuesday he is going to have season-ending hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. Chapman hasn't played since Sept. 6 when he left a game with the injury.
Oakland might also be without outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who suffered a sprained knee in the first game on Monday.
On the other side, this is a Rockies team that simply can't get a key hit in big spots.
I think this total is a little too high.