Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
|Date & Time||Saturday May 25, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners +120 / Oakland Athletics -130 -- Over/Under: 9
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Seattle Mariners could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Mariners have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Seattle Mariners have have lost 18 straight games when scoring three or less 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. Yusei Kikuchi gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Kikuchi is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have won 13 of their last 17 games win scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 53 hits and 21 RBI while Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman have combined for 99 hits and 48 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 5.05 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 2-2 with a 6.36 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.
The Mariners are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-1 in Kikuchi's last 6 starts. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 9-2 in Fiers' last 11 home starts and 1-4 in Fiers' last 5 starts. The Mariners are 35-18 in the last 53 meetings in Oakland and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Fiers' last 7 starts overall. The over is 8-1-1 in Kikuchi's last 10 starts overall.
Kikuchi has been impressive for a rookie pitcher through 60.1 innings and he's allowed three or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts. The problem is the Seattle Mariners as a team have done nothing this month to get behind them and think they can turn a profit. Fiers has given up just four runs in his last 20 innings and has been highly successful at Oakland Coliseum since coming over in the middle of last season. The Oakland Athletics are simply playing much better baseball than the M's at the moment and there's no reason to even consider Seattle right now.