Oakland Athletics vs. New York Mets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/20/14
New York Mets (59-67) at Oakland Athletics (73-51)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Zack Wheeler (R) (8-8) (3.367) vs. Jeff Samardzija (R) (5-9) (2.963)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -187 / New York Mets +177 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, SNY
The Oakland Athletics look to pick up a game in the standings with a win over the New York Mets on Wednesday.
The New York Mets drive to reach third in the National League East is probably a long shot but my guess is it would be possible if the offense hit the ball and did some scoring. The offense struggled again Tuesday and the work on the mound fell short as well in a 6-2 defeat at Oakland. Dillon Gee has been slumping and he continued to have problems with four runs scored on eight hits over 5.2 frames. The bats posted seven hits with Travis d'Arnaud clubbing a solo homer while Anthony Recker rapped an RBI double. The New York Mets send a red hot Zack Wheeler to the bump to face the Athletics for the second time in 2014. Wheeler has been stellar with nine consecutive quality starts where walks were the main worry.
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The Oakland Athletics have been floundering over the last few weeks and it cost them the top spot in the American League West. A five game slide with the Mets in town Tuesday finally came to an end behind ace Scoot Kazmir. Kazmir came up big when the A's needed him with a run allowed on a solo homer through six frames to pick up the win. The offense made sure the effort wasn't wasted with ten hits and four walks doing plenty of damage. Coco Crisp paced the attack with three RBI's while Josh Reddick left the yard and knocked in two. Jeff Samardzija takes the hill versus the Mets for his 9th start as a member of the Oakand Athletics. Samardzija is 3-2 with the A's over eight starts with a 3.21 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 56 innings.
I think if the Mets are going to win one this would be it but I don't like what I see from either squad. I'm sitting this one out...