Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 9/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/31/2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
O.co Coliseum in Oakland
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On Monday, Chris Young (12-6) will try to extend his undefeated streak to eight games when he and the Seattle Mariners face Jason Hammel (1-5) and the Oakland Athletics.
Big right-hander Chris Young only made it through 3.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox in his last start and ended up with a no decision. He gave up three runs on seven base hits in that outing while walking five batters and striking out two. Young currently has a 3.17 ERA and he has only given up 7.4 hits per nine innings this year.
A's All-Star outfielder Brandon Moss has three hits in his nine at-bats versus Young with two home runs and three RBI. Coco Crisp is just 2-for-12 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Last Tuesday, Jason Hammel pitched well enough to get the win over the Houston Astros, but all he got out of that start was a no decision. He went seven innings in that game and allowed just one run on three hits while striking out six batters and walking one. Hammel has struck out 131 hitters in 147.2 innings this year and now has a 3.72 ERA.
Mariners All-Star Robinson Cano has 12 hits in 31 at-bats against Hammel in his career with two doubles, a home run and five RBI. Chris Denorfia is 0-for-8 against him with a walk and no strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 52-73-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 66-58-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.2
Injuries to Watch
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 15-day DL (7/24); out for season
08/03/14 1B Corey Hart Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion out indefinitely
08/24/14 P Sean Doolittle Ribs 15-day DL (8/24)
08/15/14 SS Jed Lowrie Finger 15-day DL (8/14)
08/03/14 2B Nick Punto Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 60-day DL (6/23)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland
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