Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday April 12th, 2015. At 4:05 PM EST.
The (2-3) Seattle Mariners of the American League West Division will stay in the “EAST BAY” one more day. Seattle will take on the (3-3) Oakland A’s also of the American League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Best Sports Handicapper believes Seattle is off to a sluggish start but, watch out. The Oakland A’s are steady from management to players. The opening betting line has Seattle as a -135 road favorite; the betting total is at 6′ runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 5-4 in eleven innings on Saturday, after being shutout 12-0 on Friday Triple 10th. Seattle only 1/2 game out of the lead in the AL West. five different Mariners lead the team in the major categories. Newly acquired Nelson Cruz, and Austin Jackson are among the five. Seattle has scored twelve runs in five games, they must start swinging the bat better. Seattle visits the Los Angeles Dodgers for a three-game set in interleague play on Monday April 13th. The Seattle Mariners will pitch ace Felix Hernandez aka “KING FELIX” for the baseball Predictions series finale at Oakland. Seattle made some bold moves in the offseason bringing Jackson and Cruz, teaming with Slugger Robinson Cano. Designated Hitter Rickie Weeks is also a welcomed addition. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Seattle Mariners at 13/2 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Oakland A’s are the usual suspects. Oakland lost a lot of hitting in free agency, but their front office knows how to play “MONEY BALL”. The A’s are in a three-way tie for the top spot in the division. Oakland has scored thirty-six runs in six games this season. The offense is producing despite losing two of the best hitters in all of baseball. Yoenis Céspedes and Josh Donaldson are no longer in Oakland; management did a great job replacing the two. Mark Canha is the leader in four of five categories offensively. The Oakland A’s will have Right-hander Jesse Hahn on the hill Sunday. Hahn is 0-1 with a (4.50) ERA in one game this season. The former Virginia Tech Hokies hurler pitched six strong innings in his last start in a losing effort. Shortstop Josh Reddick is questionable Sunday. Outfielder Coco Crisp in on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury. The Oakland A’s are 9/1 to win the 2015 American League Championship.