BIG AL's BASEBALL TRIPLE PACK (GO 3-0)!
Oakland Athletics (33-21) at Los Angeles Dodgers (39-16)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 9:40 pm
At 9:40 pm, our selection is on the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sean Manaea's much-anticipated season got off to a rocky start as the 28-year-old RHP went 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA through his first five starts. But after that point, Manaea got hot and reeled of four straight wins, allowing just one run in each and lowering his ERA more then three runs to 4.46. Manaea's string got snapped in his last start on September 15, but that was at Coors Field so we'll give the Oakland ace a mulligan on that one and look for him to start a new streak tonight in Los Angeles. Unlike Coors, Dodger Stadium is a good place for Manaea to get back on track as his only other start here was a good one (5 IP; 2 R; 5 K; 1 BB). The A's are on a high right now, having just clinched their first Division Title since 2013. The Dodgers will go with LHP Julio Urias and that may not be the best thing against this A's team. Oakland has been feasting on southpaw pitching lately, going 9-2 (+6 games on the moneyline) in its last 11 games vs. LHs. Take the A's. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.