This is a Free play on the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners upset
the A's in last night's series opener, as Oakland continued to struggle
at the plate. The A's have scored just five runs over their last two
games (27 innings) after defeating the Yankees 3-2 in an 18 inning
marathon on Thursday night.
Facing Felix Hernandez tonight
certainly isn't going to help, Felix is coming off another fantastic
performance in a losing effort in his last start. Hernandez (7-4, 2.49
ERA) allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings in a 2-1 loss
to the Yankees, not factoring in the decision.
He likes pitching
on the West Coast, and Oakland is no exception. Felix is 5-2 with a
2.78 ERA in his last 12 starts versus the A's, and he's 2-0 with a 3.30
ERA in his last six visits to Oakland.
A.J. Griffin will get the
nod for the home team, and he's 0-2 in his last three starts. Griffin
(5-5, 3.78 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits, including a pair of
home runs in a 4-2 loss to Chicago (one of the worst teams in the
majors) in his last start. He's only produced one quality start in his
last four outings, and he's going to need to be a whole lot better
opposite Felix tonight.
The Mariners are terrible offensively,
but Griffin hasn't been sharp lately, and we are getting them as a dog
with their ace on the mound.
Take the M's