Athletics' Daniel Mengden: Yields one run in win
Mengden allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks across seven innings to earn a victory against the Tigers on Saturday.
As he did in his first MLB start of the year, the 26-year-old experienced some control issues, walking two batters in the first and then yielding a run on a wild pitch in the fourth, but he was pretty sharp other than that. When he's throwing strikes, Mengden is tough on major-league hitters. Opposing batters have yet to hit a homer and are batting .186 against Mengden in 12.1 innings this year. He is also 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and nine strikeouts in two starts. Given that Mengden earned a second chance at starting despite an underwhelming first MLB outing, he's probably earned a third start with this much better performance.
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