SP,RP - OAK
Jesus Luzardo's velocity impresses A's manager Bob Melvin.
After a lackluster 2020 season, A's manager Bob Melvin, A's fans, and Luzardo fantasy managers will be excited to learn that his first pitch on Tuesday was clocked at 98 MPH. Considering Luzardo's average four-seam fastball velocity was 95.5 MPH in 2020, Luzardo should see his stock rise if his velocity continues to increase.
Jesus Luzardo took a no-decision on Wednesday when he allowed four runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks over 4 1/3 innings in Oakland's Game 3 ALDS win over the Astros.
Luzardo allowed a pair of runs in the first inning, including a solo shot to Jose Altuve. He kept Houston at bay until the bottom of the fifth inning when Aledmys Diaz cracked a two-run shot off of him before he was replaced by Yusmeiro Petit. The young left-hander has had a rough go this postseason, posting a 8.22 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and a 7:2 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings (two starts).
Jesus Luzardo is scheduled start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Astros.
Luzardo allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five over three 1/3 innings in his last playoff start. He will look to redeem himself on Wednesday. The Athletics are down 2-0 in the ALDS against the Astros.
Jesus Luzardo took the loss on Tuesday when he allowed three runs on six hits while striking out five across 3 1/3 innings in the A's 4-1 loss to the White Sox Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
All three of Luzardo's runs came via the long ball as Adam Engel took him deep for a solo blast and Jose Abreu parked a two-run shot. The White Sox had not lost a game in the regular season when facing a left-handed starter and that streak continued on Tuesday. The A's will now turn to Chris Bassitt for Game 2 with their backs against the wall as they look to force a Game 3 against the White Sox.
Jesus Luzardo will start Tuesday’s Game 1 of the Wild Card round against the White Sox.
Luzardo was officially name starter for Game 1 of the Wild Card round against the White Sox. He was used out of the bullpen in his last outing to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Luzardo finished 2020 with a (3-2) record with a 4.12 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 59 strikeouts over 59 innings. The 27-year-old is intriguing option for Tuesday’s DFS slate.