|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.60||1.21||149.00||33.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 10.1||0||0|| 3.48||0||4||5|
|vs RHB|| 46.2||0||0|| 3.47||0||8||44|
|Last 10 Games|
|Tommy Milone picks up fourth win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone earned his fourth win by holding the Royals to one earned run in six innings on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
The win ended a five-game losing streak for Milone (4-5). He takes a 3.47 ERA and a 49:12 K:BB ratio into a matchup with the Astros Friday.
|Tommy Milone knocked around by Mariners|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Athletics starter Tommy Milone was knocked around Sunday afternoon against the Mariners.
Milone (3-5) allowed a three-run home run to Kendrys Morales in the first, a run-scoring single to Jesus Montero in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. The left-hander was charged with five runs and six hits over five innings of the 6-1 loss. He struck out four and walked three in 90 pitches, 55 for strikes.
Milone has allowed four-plus runs in three of his last five starts. His next start is Saturday at home against Kansas City. He is 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA in four starts at home.
|Wins will come for Tommy Milone|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) If you wanted an example of why chasing pitching wins will drive you mad, you need look no further than Athletics starter Tommy Milone, who lost his fourth game in a row Tuesday.
Generally speaking, a four-game losing streak means bad things for a pitcher, but Milone is in one of the finest stretches of his career, despite going winless.
Milone is 0-4 in his last four starts, despite posting a stellar 2.63 ERA. That's because his teammates have scored just five runs combined. Making his season even more confusing, Milone went 3-0 in his first three starts, despite a solid but less than spectacular 3.86 ERA. By any objective standard, Milone has been a fantastic pitcher in his recent stretch, but has not been rewarded, much to his Fantasy owners' chagrin.
If Milone keeps pitching this well, there is no reason to think he won't end up on the winning side of more games. He has 26 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings, with only two walks during his losing streak. Trust in the process, and get Milone active despite his sub-.500 record.
|Tommy Milone better in losses than wins|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Athletics starter Tommy Milone entered Tuesday's start at Cleveland having lost each of his last three outings. Despite a stellar night against the Indians, he made it four straight defeats.
The Athletics were blanked 1-0, as the 26-year-old surrendered only one unearned run on five hits and no walks over seven strong innings. Still, he took the loss to fall to 3-4 on the year. Milone struck out five and his ERA is at 3.13.
Milone started the season 3-0 with eight runs allowed over his first 18 2/3 innings with 15 Ks. He's gone 0-4 since with just eight runs allowed on 26 hits spanning 27 1/3 innings with 26 strikeouts.
In fact, two of Milone's last four losses saw him avoid allowing any earned runs. As long as he keeps pitching well, the wins should follow. He'll make his next start Sunday at Seattle.
|Tommy Milone worth your attention|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/13) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone has upped his strikeout rate in the early going, an improvement that has made him a much more attractive Fantasy option. In his Week 6 (May 6-12) Pitching Forecaster, Al Melchior moved Milone up to the top-50 in his rankings.
Milone has increased his rate of swinging strikes to 10.4 percent this season, and that is largely thanks to a changeup that is generating whiffs 23.3 percent of the time he throws it. He is still showcasing pinpoint control, and the increased strikeout rate is only making him more effective after a solid 2012 season.
He does have a tough matchup to open the week, against a surprisingly-productive Indians' offense. Fortunately, the light-hitting Mariners are waiting in his second outing, which should let him make up for a possible subpar outing the first time around. At this point, Milone is probably a useful Fantasy option against all but the most potent offenses.
Athletics 2, Royals 1
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
Tommy Milone picks up fourth win
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Tommy Milone knocked around by Mariners
|Tommy Milone was not the recipient of heavy prospect hype as a minor leaguer, but he more than held his own among the Athletics' posse of young arms in 2012. The soft-tossing lefty made a team-high 31 starts as a rookie and turned in a 13-10 record with a 3.74 ERA. Though Milone's fastball averaged just 88 mph, he kept batters off balance with his 81 mph changeup, which was his most effective pitch at getting swings and misses. Like most of the rest of the A's rotation, Milone is a strike-thrower, which enables him to minimize walks and pile up innings. Perhaps most important to Milone's success is his home park, as he posted a 2.74 ERA and 1.05 WHIP at O.co Coliseum and a 4.83 ERA and 1.52 WHIP elsewhere. Though he has exceeded expectations at every level, Milone is going to have to cut back on his 18 road home runs allowed if he is to get to the next level. Barring that progress, he can't be started every week, so at best, Milone is an endgame option for owners in standard mixed leagues. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Yu Darvish|
|5/22/13||@ TEX||2:05 pm||Nick Tepesch|
|5/24/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Erik Bedard|
|5/25/13||@ HOU||7:15 pm||Lucas Harrell|
|5/26/13||@ HOU||2:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|5/27/13||SF||4:05 pm||Matt Cain|
|5/28/13||SF||10:05 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
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