Guillermo Moscoso's stat line is so bizarre and out of whack. He is 6-6 with a 3.48 ERA which looks normal, but when you delve into how he constructed that record and sparkling ERA it is beyond me as he has a middling 4.9 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and 1.0 HR/9, a crazy .237 BABIP, a pretty pathetic 69.7% strand rate, which makes up a wild 3.48 ERA, 4.46 FIP and 5.23 xFIP. He has a ridiculously low ground ball rate 27.2% yet fortunately has a ridiculously low 6.0% HR/FB%. I have no idea how he keeps these numbers up, yet he continues to do so, so maybe he can keep together this season of his held together by chewing gum and popsicle sticks. He squares off against southpaw Luis Perez who makes his first ever MLB start after having pitched 29 times in relief this year, unlike Moscoso he gives up a ton of groundballs (67.9%) yet when the balls get in the air they really get in the air - he has a 17.9% HR/FB%.
Don't get why Sizemore is hitting so low in the lineup versus the southpaw but he is, and Jose Bautista is back for Toronto. A's look to go 3-of-4 with a win!
Care of Baseball Press, the lineups:
|4:05pm Blue Jays (L. Perez - L) @ Athletics (G. Moscoso - R)|