Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (55-71) at Seattle Mariners (57-68)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Safeco Field)
J Chavez (7-12) (3.75) vs. Mike Montgomery (4-6) (4.16)
The Line: Seattle Mariners -120 / Oakland Athletics +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, ROOT-Northwest
The Seattle Mariners and the Oakland A’s face off on Tuesday at Safeco Field for game two of their MLB series.
The Seattle Mariners got out to an early lead on Monday but they were unable to make it stand up as they lost to Oakland. Franklin Gutierrez and Mark Trumbo hit home runs and Ketel Marte had three hits as the Mariners scored five runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma allowed seven hits and seven runs while striking out four over 4.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Mariners start Mike Montgomery who has allowed 85 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 64 over 88.2 innings for a 4-6 record and a 4.16 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s fell behind early on Monday but they roared back to get the win. Josh Reddick and Danny Valencia hit home runs and Stephen Vogt had three hits as The Athletics scored 11 runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront allowed four hits and struck out four lasting just 2.0 innings and not factor in the decision as Edward Mujica got the win. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed 136 hits and 58 earned runs while striking out 119 over 139.1 innings for a 7-12 record and a 3.75 ERA.
Seattle is 8-3 following a loss, 1-5 in their last six games, and 1-6 in Montgomery’s last seven home starts. Oakland is 27-53 in their last 80 games as an underdog, 5-9 in their last 14 games, and 3-7 in Chavez’s last 10 starts. Oakland is 4-7 in their last 11 meetings with Seattle.
Montgomery has just been awful and I just can’t back him so my play here is the A’s.