O'Day (4-0) pitched a scoreless fifth inning Tuesday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner to pick up an impromptu win during the Braves' 5-1 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday. Starter Huascar Ynoa (back) threw four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out five, but he was forced to leave the game with back tightness. O'Day was the first man up and recorded his fourth win in 16 appearances thus far, lowering his season ERA to a sparkling 0.64 in the process.
O'Day (3-0) picked up the win in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, giving up one hit in a scoreless fifth inning. Tommy Milone lasted only four frames as the starter, handing O'Day the win on a platter after he entered the game with a 5-1 lead. The veteran reliever has a sparkling 0.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB through 11.2 innings this season, but he remains in a fairly low-leverage role with zero saves or holds in 13 appearances.
O'Day gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless innings of relief during Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays. He struck out two. The sidearmer has had an inconsistent start to 2020 -- while his 2.45 ERA and five strikeouts in 3.2 innings over four appearances are solid, his three walks are a little concerning. O'Day does have a win, but unless he works his way into consistent high-leverage spots, his fantasy ceiling will be limited regardless of how sharp his control is.
O'Day has posted a 0.00 ERA and 4:1 K:BB through three innings this spring. The 37-year-old righty is expected to provide Atlanta with middle-relief innings this season, and O'Day looked healthy and nearly ready for Opening Day when MLB was put on pause. If he can avoid injuries this year, he could post double-digit holds for the first time since 2017.
O'Day has signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Braves, which includes a $3.5 million club option for 2021. He logged a 1.69 ERA in eight games for the Braves last season after missing significant time with with a right forearm strain. For O'Day's career (585 games), right-handed hitters have batted just .195 against him. He should work in mid-leverage situations in 2020.
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