05/11/2013 01:20 PM
5-Unit Play. Take 'Under' 8.0 Philadelphia at Arizona (5 p.m., Saturday, May 11)
This is my Game of the Week and this one should be like last night's 3-2 game. We have two great pitchers on the mound today and this total is a full run too high. Cliff Lee is a former Cy Young winner and has just a 3.26 ERA on the season. His team needs a big performance so they can snap out of this losing streak. Trevor Cahill has been great for Arizona. He has a 1.80 ERA in his last three starts and just a 2.80 ERA on the season. His sinker is working and he will keep this Phillies lineup in the park. The Phillies are one of the worst hitting teams in the league and they are struggling to score runs. Arizona is 14-21 against the total this year and has been a great 'under' team. I think that this one is going to be another tight, low-scoring game. I won't worry about who wins but will go with the 'under' here.
2-Unit Play. Take #928 Seattle (-105) over Oakland (10 p.m., Saturday, May 11)
The A's have lost five straight and they are not playing good baseball. Seattle can pass the A's in the standings this weekend and after a 6-2 win last night Seattle wants to come back with another one today. The A's are just 2-7 in their last nine games and the home team has won six of eight in this series. Seattle is going with young Brandon Maurer today and he has revenge against this A's team. They hit him for six runs in his MLB debut on April 4. Maurer has been pretty good in his last four starts with three quality starts. I am going with the home team here.