The Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action from O.co Coliseum. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. In the Tuesday opener, the A’s posted a three-run victory.
Seattle played the Angels over the weekend, falling in the first three games before a Monday victory. In the Tuesday game versus the A’s, the Mariners had just one hit in a 4-1 loss. Luis Castillo put up 4.2 innings, four earned, six hits and two walks in the start.
Starter for Wednesday’s game will be Robbie Ray. Over his 29 starts so far Ray is 12-10 with a 3.72 ERA. In 171.2 innings total he has 71 earned on 146 hits, 54 walks and 194 strikeouts.
Over on the A’s side, they played the Astros over the weekend. Oakland won Saturday but fell in the other three games. On Tuesday, the A’s posted all four of their runs in the bottom fo the fifth inning. JP Sears manage 5.0 clean frames as starter with one hit and three walks.
As starter for Wednesday’s game it’ll be James Kaprielian. Across 23 starts so far Kaprielian is 3-9 with a 4.70 ERA. In 115.0 innings he has 60 earned on 108 hits and 56 walks with 80 strikeouts.
The Mariners are 10-2 in their last 12 Wednesday games and 21-7 in their last 28 in game two of a series. Seattle is 29-12 in their last 41 road games.
Meanwhile, the A’s are 19-46 in their last 65 at home and 7-22 in their last 29 versus a lefty starter. Oakland is 1-7 in the last eight in game two of a series.
PICK: I’m going with the A’s but probably staying away. Kaprielian did pretty well in his return back on September 15 versus Houston. In that one he posted two earned on five hits and four walks in 6.0 frames. As for Ray, he’s struggled in his last pair with nine earned runs in 10.0 innings on 16 hits and a walk during two losses. I think Ray will turn it around a bit here, but it’s probably still Oakland’s game to take if they can hit well.