Drew Pomeranz (5-4, 2.35 ERA) and Taijuan Walker (2-3, 2.61 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (2-2) and the Seattle Mariners (1-2) at O.C. Coliseum. Action begins at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 10 and can be seen on ROOT-NW and CSN-CA.
Pomeranz is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA, 0.45 WHIP, and nine strikeouts against the Mariners. Stephen Vogt (.400 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday. When pitching against the Athletics, Walker is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and six strikeouts. Brad Miller (.400 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Mariners, going 2 for 4 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Oakland is a -125 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 +42 and a record as the favorite of 2-1. The Athletics are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 12. Opposing batters know they're in for a battle when they play Oakland. The Athletics are one of the top teams when it comes to pitching, allowing just 1.0 runs per game. The Athletics are the fifth-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 0.81 so far this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - OAK, O/U - Over
The Athletics are 2-2 against other teams in their division, while the Mariners are 1-2 against their rivals.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mariners have a 1-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
Neither the Athletics (2-0) nor the Mariners (1-0) have lost a game when they outhit opponents.
Ranking 19th, Seattle sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring seven this season. Oakland ranks in the top five at second with 20.
Ranking 26th, Seattle is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching three this season. Oakland ranks in the top five at second with 13.
When the Athletics hit at least one home run, they are 1-0. When the Mariners hit at least one homer, they have a 1-1 record.