Mariners vs. Athletics - 4/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (2-3) at Seattle Mariners (2-2)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Safeco Field)
C Bassitt (0-0) (6.75) vs. Felix Hernandez (0-1) (1.50)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -180 / Oakland Athletics +170 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCA, RTNW
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Sunday afternoon in game three.
The Oakland Athletics hope to complete the sweep and get a game above a .500 record. The A’s pitching staff has been on fire as of late, allowing two or less runs in three of their last four games. That’s certainly a nice change of pace for a Oakland Athletics team that allowed five or more runs in 11 of the final 14 games last season. Offensively, Danny Valencia leads Oakland with five hits, Jed Lowrie has seven RBI and Josh Reddick has two home runs. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look to prevent the sweep and pick up their first home win of the season. After hitting bombs in the opening series against Texas, the Mariners bats have gone cold, producing just nine hits in this series so far. The Seattle Mariners have been a disappointing team the last couple of seasons, and the fanbase can only hope they can get back on board before yet another season gets away from them. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with six hits, Leonys Martin has three RBI and Nelson Cruz has eight total bases. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 22-8 with a 2.64 ERA and 262 strikeouts in his career against the A’s.
The Athletics are 2-9 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 0-7 in Bassitts last 7 starts. The Mariners are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 21-10 in Hernandezs last 31 home starts. The Mariners are 27-9 in Hernandezs last 36 starts vs. Athletics.
You see Felix's career numbers against the A's? Yes, please. You have to side with one of the top pitchers in the game in this spot. Not to mention Oakland has lost seven straight games when Bassitt started.