Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (64-71) at Oakland Athletics (58-77)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Felix Hernandez (15-8) (3.66) vs. J Chavez (7-13) (3.93)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +132 / Seattle Mariners -142 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Northwest
The Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners face off on Saturday in Oakland as they continue their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Oakland A’s unleashed the offense on Friday but they still came up short losing to the Mariners. Danny Valencia hit a home run, Brett Lawrie had three hits, and Mark Canha and Billy Burns each had two hits as the A’s scored eight runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks allowed six hits and six runs while striking out two over 2.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-2 for the season. For Saturday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed 152 hits and 65 earned runs while striking out 128 over 149 innings for a 7-13 record and a 3.93 ERA.
USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Mariners used eight pitchers on Friday but it was just enough to get the win in Oakland. Kyle Seager and Stefen Romero each had hits and Logan Morrison had three hits as the Mariners scored 11 runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Edgar Olmos allowed six hits and five runs, four earned, while lasting just 1.1 innings to not get a decision as Jose A. Ramirez got the win and Tom Wilhelmsen earned the save. For Saturday’s game the Mariners start Felix Hernandez who has allowed 154 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 158 over 167 innings for a 15-8 record and a 3.66 ERA.
Oakland is 7-16 in their last 23 games, 2-6 in their last eight home games, and 8-17 in Chavez’s last 25 starts. Seattle is 6-2 in their last eight games, 16-35 following a win, and 18-5 in Hernandez’s last 23 starts against the American League West. Seattle is 6-2 in their last eight games in Oakland.
With the total set at seven I like the over in this one and that is my free pick.