Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners, last game in the series. Visitors have been dominant playing in Seattle. The last two games were victories for the Athletics. For now, the Mariners only have one victory and the only chance to tie or lose the series in this last game.
Oakland Athletics: Division leadership.
The Athletics could become leaders of the West Division tonight if they win the last game against the Mariners. For now the Athletics have a positive record again with 5-4. The last two games in this series were 3-2 wins in each game. The first game was a 3-5 loss. After this series the Athletics return home to play against the Rangers.
The team is scoring an average of 3.33 runs per game, 3.87 walks, 5.89 hits and 0.78 homeruns per game. The A’s allow up to 3.67 runs, 2.67 walks, 8.67 strikeouts and 0.56 homeruns. The defensive work of the Athletics is from the mound. Tonight the game is expected to be similar to the first three with few runs.
Frankie Montas will be in the mound. These past four years have been full of ups and downs for him. The best season for him was last year with 9-2 and 2.63 ERA. This year Frannkie has seen action in two games, one of them officially a loss for 0-1 and 3.00 ERA with 9 pitched innings.
Seattle Mariners: We are on time.
The Mariners know that the situation can still be settled against the Athletics at home. For now the team is in third place in the division with a negative record 4-6. It’s time for things to improve for the Mariners. Before this series the team won on the road 2-1 against another division rival; LA Angels.
The record is not so bad for the Mariners but for now the team should focus on winning games. The Mariners are scoring an average of 4.50 runs per game, 3.40 walks, 8.20 hits, and 0.90 home runs. The defense allows up to 6.00 runs, 4.50 walks, 8.40 strike outs and 7.40 hits. After this series, the Mariners play the Angels at home.
Justus Sheffield will open the game against the A’s. Sheffield is a rookie with three years in the majors. For the past three years he has been used as a prop in some games. Only 8 games as a starter and 12 participations as a reliever or closer. 6.26 ERA, no wins, just two official losses.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners 08/03/2020 is: take the Oakland Athletics -1.5 (RUNLINE).
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