For the fourth time in his last five starts, Frankie Montas was met with one run or less of support from the Athletics' lineup.
I usually prefer to focus on hitters because they offer more reliable production and I like to stream starters. However, that doesn't change the fact that starting pitching is a key part of your roster. So much can vary from start to start and that's where Streamonator becomes your best friend. So lets check out the mound and find some reinforcements for the squad. Now obviously you can't stream all your pitchers, there are transaction limits. How then to find a starting pitcher who can help you for more than just one start. In points leagues you want innings and strikeouts. Wins are worth a bunch of points but it's a tough stat to bank on, especially since analytics lead to managers pulling their starters earlier. Guys who make it 7 innings can be stars, especially if they can give you at least a K per. The current innings leader at this stage of the season is Frankie Montas with 43 while Carlos Rodon leads the league with 53 Ks. Both guys are nowhere near a wavier wire but it will provide a barometer for what constitutes a good total in either category. With that in mind, let's break down potential adds into guys logging innings, and guys racking up Ks.
Tarik Skubal was planning to head to the mound for the game's first pitch. Then he realized the Detroit Tigers were the visiting team at Comerica Park and Oakland's Frankie Montas would be on the rubber.
Frankie Montas strikes out four over 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits against the Tigers