Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (56-74) at Arizona Diamondbacks (63-66)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
J Chavez (7-13) (4.00) vs. Robbie Ray (3-10) (3.86)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -145 / Oakland Athletics +135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Arizonaa
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland A’s face off on Sunday at Chase Field as they close out their interleague MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks just came up short on Saturday as they lost to Oakland. Ender Inciarte had three hits, A.J. Pollock had two hits, and Wellington Castillo had a hit as the Diamondbacks scored two runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin allowed five hits and two runs while striking out six over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Andrew Chafin took the loss to fall to 5-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Diamondbacks start Allen Webster who has allowed 19 hits and 16 earned runs while striking out 13 over 21 innings for a 1-1 record and a 6.86 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s came through when they needed it as they beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Stephen Vogt had three hits and Josh Reddick and Danny Valencia had hits as the A’s scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out four over 6.0 innings to not get the decision as Fernando Rodriguez got the win and Drew Pomeranz earned the save. For Sunday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed 144 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 122 over 144 innings for a 7-13 record and a 4.00 ERA.
Arizona is 23-10 against a team with a winning record, 7-4 against the AL West, and 1-6 in their last seven games. Oakland is 6-12 in their last 18 games, 17-46 in their last 64 games as a road underdog, and 3-14 in Chavez’s last 17 road starts. Oakland is 2-6 in their last eight games in Arizona.
I have no faith in Chavez but Webster is just worse so my pick here is Oakland but I won’t be anywhere near this game.