Mariners vs. Athletics - 10/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (68-93) at Seattle Mariners (86-75)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Sean Manaea (6-9) (3.83) vs. Felix Hernandez (11-7) (3.71)
The Line: Seattle Mariners / Oakland Athletics --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners end their 2016 MLB season Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics look to win back-to-back games for the first time since September 17-18. The Athletics have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.51 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 137 hits, Danny Valencia has 51 RBI and Marcus Semien has 27 home runs. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he’s 6-9 with a 3.89 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Manaea is 1-0 with a 5.73 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
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The Seattle Mariners look for a feel good victory after being eliminated from the playoff race Saturday night. The Mariners have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners offense has heated up down the stretch, and they've won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Robinson Cano leads Seattle with 195 hits, Nelson Cruz has 105 RBI and Kyle Seager has 30 home runs. Felix Hernandez takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.71 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Hernandez is 23-8 with a 2.61 ERA and 275 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 2-8 in Manaeas last 10 road starts. The Mariners are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. American League West and 8-3 in Hernandezs last 11 starts. The Mariners are 29-10 in Hernandezs last 39 starts vs. Athletics.
It's been more than two weeks since the A's have won back-to-back games. While the Mariners no longer have really nothing to play for in terms of the playoffs, they are hitting the ball well lately and have their ace on the mound here. Have to like Seattle to get the victory at home and send the fans away with a solid winning season. Besides, you see Hernandez's career numbers against Oakland?