Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:07 PM (Oakland Coliseum)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +140 / Oakland Athletics -161 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Mariners have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Seattle Mariners have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Domingo Santana leads the Mariners with 52 hits and 38 RBI while Mitch Haniger and Dee Gordon have combined for 91 hits and 45 RBI. Wade LeBlanc gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 7.36 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. LeBlanc is 3-0 with a 3.31 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 54 hits and 22 RBI while Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman have combined for 99 hits and 50 RBI. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Mengden is 0-2 with a 5.89 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League West, 3-13 in their last 16 games following an off day and 6-1 in LeBlanc's last 7 road starts. The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day, 46-21 in their last 67 home games and 4-1 in Mengden's last 5 starts. The Mariners are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings in Oakland and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 9-4-2 in Mengden's last 15 home starts. The under is 8-1 in LeBlanc's last 9 road starts.
The Seattle Mariners have had a lot of success with LeBlanc on the mound, but he's had issues through 18.1 innings, which includes 15 earned runs allowed and seven walks. Mengden has pitched just 12.1 innings this season, so it's tough to assume what's to come from him as well. The difference is the A's are playing winning baseball right now and are tearing the cover off the ball. The Seattle Mariners are ice cold and their pitching staff has been getting rocked. This just feels like a bad spot for the Mariners and a chance for the Athletics to get some revenge on a division rival.