Game Thread #26: Athletics vs Rangers

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Game Thread #26: Athletics vs Rangers
Game Thread #26: Athletics vs Rangers

The A's snapped a losing streak yesterday with a strong 6-1 win against the Rangers. Today they look to pick up the second game of the set, this time facing off against Lance Lynn. Frankie Montas takes the mound for the Athletics, becoming the new most dependable arm after Brett Anderson went on the IL with an ankle injury. With a 2.70 ERA over 23.1 innings, and a 3-1 record over 4 starts Montas has made the most of the time he has had in the rotation. What Montas really relies on is the defence to back him up. So far this season his FIP is sitting at almost 2 points higher than his ERA. Montas needs to work on getting more out pitches and to keep reducing his WHIP to be able to bolster his starts.

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