Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 9/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/1/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
O.co Coliseum in Oakland
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On Tuesday, James Paxton (4-1) will go for his third win in four starts when he and the Seattle Mariners go up against Sonny Gray (13-7) and the Oakland Athletics.
Second-year starter James Paxton pitched 6.2 scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers last Tuesday and came away with his fourth win of the year. He gave up just four hits in that start and walked three batters while striking out four. Paxton lowered his ERA to 1.83 with that win and he has struck out 33 batters in 39.1 innings this season.
Paxton will be going up against the A's for the first time in his career on Tuesday. So far this season, he has held left-handed hitters to a .200 batting average while right-handed hitters are batting .224 against him.
Right-hander Sonny Gray pitched well in his outing against the Los Angeles Angels on the road last week and ended up with a no decision. He gave up three runs in seven innings of work that day while walking three hitters and striking out six. Gray currently has a 3.03 ERA on the year and he has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is 3-for-9 against Gray in his career with a double and two RBI. Outfielder Dustin Ackley is 2-for-10 against him with a walk and three strikeouts.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 54-74-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.7
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 67-60-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.1
Injuries to Watch
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 60-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)
09/01/14 CF Coco Crisp Neck out indefinitely
08/25/14 C John Jaso Concussion out indefinitely
08/24/14 P Sean Doolittle Ribs 15-day DL (8/24)
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
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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