Sonny Gray (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and J.A. Happ (11-11, 4.22 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (3-2) and the Seattle Mariners (1-3) at O.C. Coliseum. The Athletics won the last game 12-0 and Oakland leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and can be seen on ROOT-NW, CSN-CA and MLBNet.
Gray is 4-1 with a 2.36 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts against the Mariners. Mark Canha (.500 ) had a good game yesterday, going 3 for 5 with three runs, one home run, and two RBIs. Against the Athletics, Happ is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts. Austin Jackson (.312 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season, going 2 for 3 yesterday.
Oakland is a -160 favorite against Seattle and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Athletics have an overall money line of -108 and a record as the favorite of 2-2. Within its division, Oakland has a 2-2 record as favorite and a 2-2 record SU. The Athletics are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 18. As for the pitchers, the Athletics are the second-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 0.76 so far this season.
The Athletics have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - OAK, O/U - Over
The Mariners currently sit below .500 against the AL West Division at 1-3, and the Athletics have a 3-2 record.
After last game's shutout win against the Seattle Mariners, the Athletics now have three shutouts this season. The Mariners have been shut out in two games this season.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Mariners are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Athletics have a 3-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
Neither the Athletics (3-0) nor the Mariners (1-0) have lost a game when they outhit opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Oakland has earned 32 this season. Seattle ranks 25th with seven runs.
Ranking 29th, Seattle is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching five this season. Oakland ranks in the top five at third with 17.
When the Athletics hit at least one home run, they are 2-0. When the Mariners hit at least one homer, they have a 1-1 record.