In this week's installment of Baseball for Breakfast, we've got Sean Manaea looking to extend his streak of pretty-good-but-not-always-quality starts. In his last 13 outings, Manaea is 7-3 with a 3.42 ERA, but he only gave up more than three runs in four of the starts. Bottom line: he's been really good except for when he's not (sorry), any even then, he's not that bad. Not to mention, in those 13 starts, he struck out 22.5 percent of batters and walked 7.7 percent.
Two elite RHBs in Mookie Betts & Jose Ramirez. One wipeout weapon.— Matt Kelly (@mattkellyMLB) July 26, 2017
Sean Manaea's backfoot slider is a force to be reckoned with #Athletics pic.twitter.com/aMvtgdhHkl
Not. Too. Shabby.
Marcus Stroman has been great for the Jays this year. He's 9-5 with a 2.98 ERA through 20 starts, and is striking out over 20 percent of batters. Granted, he's got an elite defense behind him.
|OAKLAND A'S||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Matt Joyce - RF||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Russell Martin - C|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Josh Donaldson - 3B|
|Khris Davis - LF||Justin Smoak - 1B|
|Ryon Healy - DH||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Bruce Maxwell - C||Steve Pearce - LF|
|Matt Chapman - 3B||Troy Tulowitzki - SS|
|Adam Rosales - 2B||Kevin Pillar - CF|
|Jaycob Brugman - CF||Darwin Barney - 2B|
|Sean Manaea - LHP||Marcus Stroman - RHP|
Also, moves were made this morning!
Transactions— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 27, 2017
RHP Ryan Dull reinstated from DL
C Ryan Lavarnway selected
C Josh Phegley to 10-day DL (L oblique strain)
RHP John Axford DFA
Note that the game is not being broadcast on NBCSN. If you're local, you should be able to find the game on MLB Network (otherwise, have fun watching the Brewers-Nationals game).