Mengden (2-1) earned the win over the Tigers on Wednesday, allowing seven hits while striking out four over seven scoreless innings. He did not issue a walk.
On the heels of a complete-game two-hitter against Philadelphia, Mengden blanked the Tigers over seven for his third straight quality start. The peripherals suggest he's overachieved to a significant extent during his time with Oakland, but for those owners simply chasing wins and strikeouts, Mengden will make for an appealing play during the final week of the season with two starts on tap (vs SEA, at TEX).
Mengden (1-1) fired a complete-game, two-hit shutout while striking out six to earn the victory Friday against the Phillies.
Mengden had a two-run lead in the first inning, and never gave the Phillies a realistic chance to score while allowing just two runners to reach base in his complete-game victory. He's fired quality starts in each of his outings since joining the rotation on September 9, and he's definitely worth considering if fantasy owners need some pitching help at the season draws to a close. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Tigers.
Mengden allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters through six innings during Saturday's win over Houston in the second game of the teams' doubleheader. He didn't factor into the decision.
This was just the third start of the season for Mengden, and he's now allowed 12 runs through just 14 innings. The 24-year-old righty also posted a 4.17 ERA with Triple-A Nashville, so fantasy expectations should remain in check moving forward. However, Mengden is expected to stick in the rotation moving forward, so he could offer value in deeper settings. Mengden lines up to face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in his next start.
Mengden was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and will be deployed in the starting rotation in place of the struggling Chris Smith. Mengden posted a 6.50 ERA in his 14 starts last season and gave up nine runs in his two starts earlier this year, so he can be left off your fantasy radar until he shows he's capable of performing at the big-league level.
Mengden was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Three players were brought up following the conclusion of Nashville's season, Mengden included. The right-hander gave up nine runs in two starts for the A's earlier in the season (eight innings), and he wasn't a whole lot better with Nashville after his return from a rib injury in August. He figures to pitch primarily out of the bullpen the rest of the way.
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