tuesday mlb

tuesday mlb

Seattle vs. Oakland, 09/02/2014 22:05 EDT, Score: 6 - 5

Money Line: +135 Seattle

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Win

3-unit Play Take #977 Seattle Mariners over Oakland A's (10:05pm EST) We have an important series in Oakland this week as the A's play host the Mariners. Oakland and Seattle are both battling for wild card spots and the division as we head down the stretch run of the 2014 season. One of the emerging young starting pitchers in the AL goes for the M's in this one. Left-hander James Paxton is making his eighth big league start this season and he's been a joy to watch thus far. He enters today's matchup with a 1.83 ERA and 1.09 WHIP and has faced some great lineups along the way. With King Felix and Iwakuma in the rotation Paxton is going to be no higher than the #3 guy, but he could develop into a potential ace down the road. The A's were the worst hitting team in the AL in the month of August. It's probably more than a coincidence that their struggles began immediately after trading away their big stick Yoenis Cespedes to bolster their pitching staff. They'll eventually get it going again, but this isn't a team that I'm looking to play on right now. Sonny Gray takes the mound and he's been solid this season, but probably not as spectacular as some had hoped for. He doesn't have that put away pitch that he demonstrated in parts of last season, but he's still getting the job done with a 3.03 ERA. I still give Paxton a small edge over Gray and the Mariners are playing much better baseball than the A's overall right now. We'll go with the M's as the underdog today.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports

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