Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Mariners (37-43) at Oakland Athletics (37-46)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Mike Montgomery (3-2) (1.62) vs. C Bassitt (0-1) (2.87)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -105 / Seattle Mariners -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners look to end their visit with the Oakland Athletics on a winning note Sunday.
The Seattle Mariners are trying to reach the .500 mark and then take off from there but have struggled to score overall. The Mariners had won three of four before the bats went silent in a 2-0 loss at Oakland on Saturday afternoon. In the process a great performance from Felix Hernandez went by the wayside. Hernandez allowed both runs on ten hits and two BB over seven frames to drop to 10-5. The offense stalled on six hits and a pair of bases on balls with Robinson Cano reaching base twice with a single and a walk. Rookie Mike Montgomery hopes to keep rolling when he faces the Athletics for the first time. Montgomery has been outstanding the past two times out with complete game shutout victories.
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The Oakland Athletics are trying to position themselves to make a run at the American League West. The Athletics took another step forward with Saturday’s win for their third in 4th contests. Starter Kendall Graveman threw another strong game with a five hit shutout through seven frames to improve to 6-4. The A’s totaled ten hits and a pair of free passes with Ben Zobrist driving in Billy Burns twice on a single and sacrifice fly. The Athletics turn to Chris Bassitt for his second straight start when he faces the Mariners. Bassitt lost his first start 2-1 to Colorado with a lone run allowed on five hits over five innings.
The over is 6-2-2 in Oakland’s last 10 Sunday games and the under is 6-2-2 in their last 10 home games. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. Oakland is definitely the better squad but I don’t think we’ve seen enough of Bassitt. We have seen Montgomery a bit more and that’s the reason I look his way…