Tuesday, April 02, 2013

MLB Tuesday

Last season Seattle opened against Oakland with Felix on the mound against Brandon McCarthy in Tokyo resulting in 3-1 10th inning Seattle win. Seattle went on to split that series in Tokyo than took 2 games back in Oakland.  2011 was another Seattle series opener in Oakland with Felix taking the first game and finishing the series 2-1 Seattle.  Overall the A's performance at home in the first half was patchy at best. They were rarely favored making their sub .500 performance still profitable. This year same two teams opened in Oakland with the A's Brett Anderson starting against Felix and the result was same Seattle winner, 2-0 (we won that game and that opener in Tokyo). Why should the A's be favored this much on game 2 ? Yes, Mariners lose on the road, Oakland has not been kind, but the difference is April baseball.  Hisashi Iwakuma on the mound for the M's and this pitcher is on the rise, maybe a breakout year, looking impressive in late spring.  Jarrod Parker No#2 in A's rotation may not be up to form, yet. Jarrod got 29 games 181 innings last season and Oakland pitchers are always dangerous. However this is a Oakland fade simple as it maybe we are going Mariners in early season getting plus money.

SEATTLE MARINERS +132 for 1 unit(W)
 (Got it at +132 last night it's +120 now at 5dimes)
Oakland only got 3 hits and Iwakuma was spot on 7-1 Mariners

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