Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/20/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Seattle Mariners (82-68) are traveling to Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Oakland Athletics (46-104). The pitchers taking the mound will be George Kirby and Luis Medina.
The Mariners have recorded 265 doubles as a unit and have hit 196 balls out of the park. Seattle has a slugging rate of .415 and have struck out 1,489 times, while drawing a walk on 505 occasions. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are earning 4.7 runs per outing, which is 10th in the league. They have tallied 682 runs batted in and 1,242 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is at .243. They have a total of 709 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .322.
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The Mariners have compiled a team earned run average of 3.72 so far this season (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,359 hitters. Mariners pitchers have relinquished 167 long balls in addition to 612 total runs (3rd in the league). They have walked 381 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a team over the course of the season. Seattle has surrendered 1,212 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 555 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.57 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19.
The Mariners bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 67.7% and has come into the game in 159 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 176 runners this year and 25.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Mariners pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 140 times in addition to having 177 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have sent 508 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have accumulated 94 holds on the year (7th in baseball). They have compiled 42 saves on the year and have blown 20 of their 62 save opportunities.
The San Francisco Giants are sitting with 4,033 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,267 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 12th in the majors, and they have turned 118 double plays. The Mariners have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,099 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 9th in professional baseball.
Kirby has thrown 301 innings and is sitting with 291 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.49 (117 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.120. He has given up 298 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 40 walks. Kirby (18-15 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.20 while he has gone up against 1,228 batters in the majors.
Oakland has recorded 160 home runs so far this year to go along with 525 runs batted in. They have hit 209 doubles, while walking 465 times as well as recording 545 runs. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .300 as well as a team batting average of .224 on the campaign. The Athletics have a SLG% of .371 and they are scoring 3.63 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,381 occasions (7th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,103 hits.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.531 in addition to having a FIP of 5.09 as a team for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.20 (1,195 strikeouts vs 647 walks). They rank 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,367. They have allowed 199 long balls and they give up 5.93 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 866 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.56 (812 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 52 save opportunities and they have recorded 27 saves. They are ranked 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 51.9%, and they have sent 497 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 163 times in high leverage situations and on 171 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 39.3% out of their 267 inherited base runners. With 111 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 56 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
In their 11,841 innings played, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 115 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in baseball). The Athletics have 1,181 assists, 89 errors and have earned a total of 3,947 putouts so far this season.
So far in his MLB career, Medina has given up 100 base knocks while he has totaled 97 K's in 98 frames. Medina (3-9 record in his career) has a 5.56 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 61 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.551 and having a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.83 and he has faced 448 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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