Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics 9/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/2/2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
O.co Coliseum in Oakland
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Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners will send Felix Hernandez (13 - 5, 2.23 ERA) to the mound to take on Jon Lester (13 - 9, 2.55 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics. Hernandez makes his 29th start as Lester makes his 28th.
Felix Hernandez was off in his last start and he ended up taking the loss. In defeat, Hernandez surrendered 5 runs and 10 hits (including 4 home runs) in 7 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 1. The 5 runs were a season high for "King Felix" and the 4 homers in one game were a career high. He has given up 10 runs in his last 3 starts and is 0 - 2 in that span. Over his last 10 starts, Hernandez is just 3 - 3. In 2013, Hernandez went 12 - 10 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Hernandez was 2 - 1 with a 1.31 ERA in 3 starts against the A's. This season, he is 3 - 0 in 4 starts against Oakland.
Jon Lester wasn't that bad in his last outing but he still took the loss. Lester gave up 3 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work. He struck out 5 while walking 1. Since coming to the A's from the Boston Red Sox, Lester is 3 -2 in 6 starts. In his last 10 outings, Lester is just 4 - 2. In 2013, Lester made 33 starts for the Red Sox and compiled a 15 - 8 record with a 3.75 ERA.
Last season, Lester took the loss in his only outing against the Mariners. This season, Lester is 1 - 0 in 2 starts against Seattle.
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
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland
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