Athletics at Mariners - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (66-93) at Seattle Mariners (75-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
A Brooks (2-4) (7.26) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Line: Seattle Mariners -185 / Oakland Athletics +160 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Athletics have lost five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 150 hits and 42 RBI while Brett Lawrie and Marcus Semien have combined for 101 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last eight road games. Aaron Brooks gets the ball, and he’s 2-4 with a 7.26 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This is Brooks’ second career game against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Mariners have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 175 hits and 76 RBI while Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager have combined for 166 RBI. The Seattle Mariners have split their last 10 home games. Hisashi Iwakuma takes the hill, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.67 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Iwakuma is 5-5 with a 4.42 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the A’s.
The Athletics are 7-16 in their last 23 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Brooks' last 7 starts. The Mariners are 10-4 in their last 14 games following an off day and 11-4 in Iwakumas last 15 starts. The Athletics are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Mariners have simply owned the A's as of late and are simply playing slightly better baseball overall. I expect the home team to come out on top, especially with Iwakuma on the mound, a pitcher who hasn't lost many of his last 15 starts.