Sunday, October 2, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Felix Hernandez
The Oakland Athletics head to Safeco Field on Sunday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable pitchers are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. The Athletics have a 71-83-6 over/under mark and a 88-72-0 run line record, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Mariners are 80-80-0 against the run line and have a 79-75-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Athletics head into this game with a 67-93 record, and they are 33-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 6-9 record with an ERA of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 119 strikeouts during his 138.2 innings pitched and he has given up 130 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have allowed 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the pen while they've been struck out 520 times and walked 189 times this year. As a unit, Oakland has given up 9.16 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.42 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.51. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 1,440 base hits and 709 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 458 batters and struck out 1,166. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team, Oakland is hitting .245, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .254 average on the road. The Athletics have a .393 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .303 which is good for 28th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 135 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 113 times and has walked 41 times. Khris Davis is hitting .245 and he has an on-base percentage of .304. He has totaled 135 hits so far while scoring 83 runs and he's driven in 100. He has walked 41 times and has struck out 165 times. The Athletics have 1,329 hits, including 261 doubles and 167 home runs. They've stolen 50 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Oakland has walked 436 times this season and they've struck out 1,124 times as a unit. They've left 1,023 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 641 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this game with a 44-35 home mark and a 86-74 overall record. With an ERA of 3.71, Felix Hernandez has a 11-7 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 150.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 134 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 539 times and walking 177 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,387 base knocks and 636 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 211 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 1,297. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Mariners hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Kyle Seager comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 165 hits this year along with 88 runs scored and 99 RBI. He's struck out 105 times and has walked on 68 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 193 hits so far while he's scored 105 runs and drove in 100. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 98 times. The Mariners as a unit have 1,427 base hits, including 246 doubles and 221 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Seattle as a team has walked 500 times this year and they have struck out 1,266 times. They've had 1,083 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 758 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 71-83-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 88-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 79-75-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 80-80-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/16 3B Danny Valencia Neck "?" Saturday vs. Seattle Mariners
09/24/16 2B Arismendy Alcantara Thumb out for season
09/08/16 RF Andrew Lambo Lower Body 60-day DL (7/4)
08/17/16 CF Tyler Ladendorf Wrist 15-day DL (8/17)
08/16/16 2B Jed Lowrie Foot 60-day DL (8/4); out for season
08/07/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6), out for season
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 60-day DL (7/2)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
09/23/16 C Steve Clevenger Suspension 60-day DL (6/29); out for season
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 60-day DL (7/30)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald