Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/11/2014
Saturday, April 12, 9:10 PM on CSCA, ROOT
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Oakland - Gray, S (1-0) vs. Seattle - Ramirez, E (1-1)
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The Oakland A's have the 2nd best team ERA in baseball and could overtake Milwaukee if Sonny Gray (1-0) continues his early season mastery. Seattle's early season upstart has also been keyed by pitching as the Mariners rank 4th but will need more consistency from Erasmo Ramirez (1-1) to win this weekend series.
The 24-year-old Gray has allowed just 1 run this season over the course of 12 innings. Gray struck out 7 without allowing a run to Cleveland on March 31st but the A's were unable to score as he notched a no decision in a 0-2 loss. Most recently Gray pitched 6 with allowing just 1ER in beating the Mariners 6-3 on April 6th.
Seattle got to Gray early last Sunday scoring 3 runs in the first 3 innings although a 2nd inning error contributed to two of them. Brandon Moss picked up his pitcher with a 3-run HR in the bottom of the 3rd and Gray left with a 5-3 lead in the 6th to get the victory. Gray's ERA sits at just 0.75 entering the rematch with Seattle.
The Mariners send Ramirez to the mound hoping for better success than last Sunday's game against Oakland. The A's plated 5 runs on 7 hits in just 4 innings against Ramirez fueled by Moss' HR. Ramirez has never beaten the A's in 4 career starts going 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA despite the current A's roster batting just .216 (11-51) against the little right-hander.
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 4-5-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland is +1.8
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle is +2.0
Injuries to Watch
04/10/14 CF Coco Crisp Wrist questionable
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
04/09/14 P James Paxton Back 15-day DL (4/8)
03/30/14 P Hisashi Iwakuma Finger 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Stephen Pryor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Taijuan Walker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 CF Franklin Gutierrez Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland
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