by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/24/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone allowed five earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out five in seven innings Friday against the Astros. He was saved from a loss when the A's scored three runs in the ninth inning to win 6-5.
All five runs off Milone came in the fifth inning when he surrendered two home runs. It was the second time in three games Milone gave up five earned runs. He has a 3.80 ERA and 54:12 K:BB ratio in 64 innings, and he'll face the Giants in San Francisco Wednesday.
Tommy Milone picks up fourth win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) 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 (5/12/2013) 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 (5/7/2013) 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 (5/7/2013) 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 (5/4/2013) 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.
Tommy Milone pitches well in defeat
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone was pegged with his second straight loss Friday night against the Orioles. Milone, who made his fifth start, allowed just one unearned run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in the 3-0 defeat.
The lone run he surrendered came in the seventh inning on a RBI single off the bat of Steve Pearce.
Milone had retired 10 of the previous 11 batters he faced prior to the seventh frame and was pulled after throwing 105 pitches -- 64 strikes. He finished with five strikeouts and one walk, while falling to 3-2 on the year.
The left-hander will look to snap out of his two-start losing streak when he takes the mound Wednesday against the Angels. Milone already beat Anaheim earlier this year, despite allowing four runs over just five innings on April 10.
Tommy Milone suffers first loss
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone was down 4-0 by the end of the second inning and he could never see his way out of the hole Sunday at Tampa Bay. Milone suffered his first loss of the season after starting 3-0 for the A's.
Milone gave up three runs in the first and surrendered a solo homer to Yunel Escobar in the second. The next runs he allowed came in the seventh, but the A's couldn't get going against the Tampa pitching staff.
Milone allowed six runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in the defeat. He struck out six and threw 96 pitches. Milone (3-1) has a 4.26 ERA.
The 26-year-old has not been dominant by any means in the early going, though he's keeping Oakland in games. He's allowed at least two runs in each of his outings and hasn't yet gone deeper than seven innings. Still, he's struck out 21 over 25 1/3 frames and has a solid WHIP at 1.26.
Milone will next start for Oakland on Friday against Baltimore.
Tommy Milone moves to 3-0
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Athletics starter Tommy Milone was staked to a 6-0 lead after one inning and cruised to his third victory of the season Monday against Houston.
Milone gave up a run apiece in the fourth and seventh innings but was stout in between. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits and no walks over 6 2/3 innings to improve to 3-0 after three starts.
Milone struck out six batters and threw exactly 100 pitches, 71 going for strikes. His ERA is 3.86.
Milone has received plenty of run support this season but has been solid with eight runs allowed over his first 18 2/3 innings with 15 Ks. He'll look to go to 4-0 when he next takes the mound Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Tommy Milone mediocre in win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone surrendered four earned runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings against the Angels Wednesday, but it was enough to earn his second win of the season. Milone struck out five batters while throwing 106 pitches in the game, 62 for strikes.
Milone is on track to face the Astros in his next start.
Tommy Milone nabs win in first start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone out-dueled another lefty, Joe Saunders, Wednesday night to win his first start of the year. Milone went seven innings and threw 102 pitches while allowing two runs, a walk, four hits and adding four strikeouts.
Milone's only blemishes were two solo home runs in the first inning, and he allowed just one base runner from the third inning on. He'll get the Angels on the road in his next start.
Tommy Milone has strong history vs. Mariners
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Atheltics starting pitcher Tommy Milone is scheduled to make his 2013 season debut Wednesday vs. Seattle, opposing Mariners starting pitcher Joe Saunders.
Milone has a good history against the Mariners. He was 2-1 with a 2.64 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in five starts against Seattle last season. He also struck out 32 batters and walked just three in 30 2/3 innings against Seattle in 2012.
I understand this is a different Seattle lineup in 2013. It has more offensive potential after adding the likes of Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse in the offseason. But I counter that with Milone having a strong track record at home (7-4, 2.74 ERA, 1.05 WHIP in 15 starts), so if you are looking for a sleeper start Week 1, then Milone (started 45 percent of leagues) could be an option.
Tommy Milone stays solid vs. Giants
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone took the hill for his final tune-up of the spring Thursday night against the Giants at AT&T Park. Milone allowed a run-scoring single to Buster Posey in the third and a run-scoring triple to Brandon Crawford in the fourth for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out five and walked two on 74 pitches.
Milone finished the spring with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in six starts.
Tommy Milone strikes out four, allows three runs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone allowed three earned runs on six hits and a walk against the Giants Saturday. He also struck out four in 5 1/3 innings. He was removed from in the sixth after giving up a solo home run to Brandon Belt. Milone has a 4.82 ERA in 18 2/3 innings this spring.
Tommy Milone slips up again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone endured a rough performance as he served up a home run for the second straight start Sunday against the Cubs in Cactus League action. Milone, who made his fourth start of the spring, allowed a solo home run to Dave Sappelt in the second inning. He then gave up two more in the fourth and one more in the fifth. Milone allowed four runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of work in a 12-6 win. He also struck out two and did not issue a walk as his ERA sits at 4.73 this spring.
Milone finally slips up
(3/12/2013) A's pitcher Tommy Milone made it through his first two Cactus League outings scoreless but finally slipped up on Tuesday against the Royals. He allowed three runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander surrendered a solo homer to Alex Gordon in the first before giving up his final damage in the fourth. Milone also struck out two with no walks. "It was all right. I didn't think it was that bad, but it could have gone better. You have to be ready for situations like that," Milone said. "The Royals are a good-hitting team, every aggressive. I throw a lot of strikes and they know that."
Milone continues to cruise
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone enjoyed another solid outing as he picked up the win in Thursday's Cactus League contest against the Mariners. Milone, who made his second appearance of the spring, turned in three scoreless innings of work. He struck out three and walked one in a 7-3 victory.
Milone cruises in spring debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone turned in a solid outing in his first spring start Saturday against the Rockies in Cactus League play. He pitched two scoreless innings and did not factor into the decision. He struck out one and walked one in a 6-3 victory. After the game, Milone told reporters that he is treating this spring as he did last year, when he was fighting for a spot in the rotation. "It took a little while to get going, but I felt a little more comfortable in the second inning," Milone said. "It's just a matter of going out there and throwing to hitters in real situations."