Series 11, Games 29, 30, 31and 32
Progressive Field, Cleveland: 1.086, Extreme hitters park.
Monday , May 6 7:05 EDT (STO)
Zack McAllister (2-3 3.30) vs. Tommy Milone (L) (3-3, 3.69)
Milone gave up four runs on seven hits, including three homers, over seven innings in a lose against the Angels on Wednesday. On a positive note, Milone fanned 10 and did not walk a batter in the outing, improving his K:BB to 36:6 over his first six starts (39 innings), according to ESPN Stats and Info. The good command Milone is what has allowed him to be successful thus far in his career. He works with a high 80s fastball which on occasion can reach 90-91. He is able to place the ball inside and outside and uses the corners well. Despite his elite level command he doesn’t get a lot of ground balls and sees even his offering lower in the zone, when hit, able to be lifted. Milone has some deception working for him with his delivery. He hides the ball well and is able to easily repeat his simple albeit mechanical delivery. His deception allows his fastball to play up because it’s not seen until the very point of release and his ability to repeat allows him to hit his spots.
Thursday May 9, 12:05 EDT (STO)
Colon gave up three runs over 5.1 innings and picked up his first loss of the season against the Yankees on Saturday. Colon still owns a respectable 3.62 ERA and has only walked one batter in 37.1 innings, but his last two starts have been really rocky. The former Indians ace is older but still somewhat effective.
Kazmir struck out seven batters over six innings to earn the victory in the 7-3 win over the Twins.
Prediction: A's win series 3-1.