Athletics vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Experts 5/4

Athletics vs Mariners Prediction MLB Picks Experts 5/4

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Introduction

The Seattle Mariners will face the Oakland Athletics in an exciting MLB game that promises to be an interesting one. The Athletics, who have been struggling with a poor 6-25 record, will be looking to turn their fortunes around against a Mariners team that has been putting up a good fight this season. In this article, we will provide an extensive review of both teams, including their pitching and hitting analysis, and a summary of their injuries. .

 

Pitching Analysis

The Mariners will have George Kirby as their starting pitcher in this game. Kirby has been a dependable pitcher for the Mariners this season, with a 2-2 record and a 2.93 ERA. He has an impressive WHIP of 0.95 and has allowed only one home run so far this season. Kirby's pitching style is a mix of fastballs, sliders and changeups, which has been effective in keeping hitters off balance.

On the other hand, the Athletics will be starting Drew Rucinski, who has been struggling with a 0-1 record and a high ERA of 4.76. Rucinski has allowed 11 hits and a home run in just 5.2 innings pitched this season. This will be a tough matchup for the Athletics, as they are facing a pitcher who has been in excellent form.

 

Hitting Analysis

The Mariners have been performing well at the plate this season, with a team batting average of .218. Brent Rooker has been their standout performer so far, with nine home runs and a batting average of .320. Eugenio Suarez has also been performing well, with 18 RBI's and three home runs. Jarred Kelenic has been a consistent performer, with a batting average of .309 and an impressive slugging percentage of .608.

The Athletics, on the other hand, have been struggling at the plate this season, with a team batting average of .224. Brent Rooker has been a threat for the Athletics this season, with nine home runs and 22 RBI's. However, he has not received much support from the rest of the team. Esteury Ruiz has been decent, with a batting average of .265 and an OBP of .341. However, the Athletics will need more of their players to step up if they are to have a chance of winning this game.

 

Injury Analysis

The Mariners have two players on their injury list. Easton McGee is on the 15-day injured list, and Robbie Ray is also out with a 15-day injury.

The Athletics, on the other hand, have several players on their injury list. Manny Pina is on the 10-day injured list, Aledmys Diaz is also out with a 10-day injury, Adrian Martinez is on the 15-day injured list, and Trevor May is also out with a 15-day injury.

 

Prediction

Based on the pitching and hitting analysis, as well as the injuries on both sides, we predict that the Mariners will win and cover the -1.5 run line. The Mariners have been in decent form this season and have the advantage of having a dependable pitcher in George Kirby on the mound. Kirby has a 2-2 record this season with a 2.93 ERA and has shown the ability to shut down opposing batters. The Athletics, on the other hand, have struggled this season with a record of 6-25 and are currently on a 7-game losing streak.

 

Pick: Mariners -1.5

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