Ron's MLB Tuesday Total Crusher
Texas Rangers (3-5) at Oakland Athletics (6-4)
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 at 9:10 pm
The Rangers take on the A's on Tuesday night in Oakland.
Lance Lynn, who has not allowed a single earned run this season through 12.0 innings, will start for the Rangers. Lynn aged like a fine wine last season, starting off slow but maturing into a solid ace for the Rangers. If the Rangers want to win this game, Lynn will have to hold the A's to a minimum, which he did in his last three starts against the club.
Oakland will start the young lefty Jesus Luzardo. Luzardo has a lot of dirty stuff in his repertoire, and he has looked very sharp to start the season. Luzardo misses a lot of bats, and I expect him to miss a ton of Rangers bats on Tuesday. This will be his first start in the MLB, but he has looked fantastic out of the pen so far this year and last year as well.
Oakland and Texas rank 27th and 26th in the league in runs scored per game. I expect this one to be a low-scoring affair, and I will take the under.