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Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners 5/22/2023 Tips, Analysis and Picks

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners 5/22/2023 Tips, Analysis and Picks

The Oakland Athletics are set to face the Seattle Mariners in an MLB matchup at T-Mobile Park in Washington on Monday, May 22, 2023, with a scheduled start time of 9:40 PM ET. The Athletics, who currently hold a record of 10-37, looked to end their three-game losing streak in their previous game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The A’s have been struggling, losing four consecutive series and only managing to win two of their last 13 games overall. Offensively, Oakland has been working to generate runs, averaging 3.74 runs per game, which ranks 27th in the MLB. Their batting average, on-base, and slugging percentage sit at .229, .310, and .378, respectively, compared to the league average of .248, .320, and .408. Over the past week, the Athletics have had a rough time at the plate, batting .209 with a .297 on-base percentage and .326 slugging percentage. They have hit five home runs and five doubles in 172 at-bats.

On the pitching side, the A’s have been struggling even more. They have the highest runs allowed per game, giving up an average of 7.28. Their team ERA is a dismal 7.00, accompanied by a 1.68 WHIP and a .284 opponent batting average. These poor pitching statistics place them at the bottom of the league rankings.

Taking the mound for the Athletics in the game against Seattle will be 25-year-old left-hander Kyle Muller. Muller has made nine starts this season, pitching 42 innings. Unfortunately, he holds a 1-3 record with a high 7.71 ERA and a 1.95 WHIP. In May, Muller has struggled, allowing 16 earned runs on 21 hits and six walks in just 13.1 innings pitched. His projected batting average and slugging percentage are among the lowest in the league.

The Athletics’ pitching staff has struggled, evident in their 1.68 WHIP and a K/BB ratio of 1.56. They have given up 81 home runs and 342 runs, ranking last in the MLB. Oakland pitchers have surrendered 323 earned runs and 468 base hits, averaging 10.1 hits per 9 innings. With a team ERA of 7.00, they hold the lowest rank in the league, and their pitching staff has recorded 355 strikeouts. However, they have also given up 228 walks, resulting in a season FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) of 6.01.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last five games on the road against Seattle.
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in their previous five games against an opponent in the American League.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last five games against an American League West Division opponent.

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners 5/22/2023 Tips, Analysis and Picks

A three-game interleague series occurred at Atlanta’s Truist Park on Sunday afternoon between the 22-23 Seattle Mariners and the 22-23 Atlanta Braves. After losing the opening game 6-2 on Friday, the Mariners bounced back with a 7-3 victory over the Braves on Saturday, ending their three-game losing streak. It was Seattle’s fifth win in their last ten games. The Mariners have a team slash line of .229/.308/.376 and rank 16th in the majors with an average of 4.44 runs scored per game. Over the past seven days, the Mariners’ hitters have performed well, slashing .254/.337/.412 in 177 at-bats, hitting five home runs and 12 extra-base hits. The team has a respectable 3.60 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and holds opponents to a .237 batting average while allowing an average of 4.02 runs per game in the 2023 season. The Seattle Mariners currently sit in fourth place in the AL West division.

Taking the mound on Monday will be 30-year-old right-hander Luis Castillo for the Mariners. Castillo has made nine starts this season, pitching 51.2 innings. He holds a 2-2 record with a 3.31 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. Castillo has recorded a solid 58/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. However, he struggled in May, going winless in two starts and giving up 14 runs (12 earned), 19 hits, and three walks in 17 innings pitched. His projected slugging percentage and batting average are in the 36th and 55th percentiles, respectively.

Seattle’s bullpen has had mixed results this season. They have inherited 57 runners and have allowed 17 of them to score, resulting in a 29.8% inherited score rate. The Mariners’ relievers have entered the game with runners on base 44 times and have appeared in high-leverage situations 53 times. So far this season, the team has had 49 save opportunities, converting 41 of them and recording eight missed saves. They have used 160 relievers throughout the season, and their save percentage of 60.0% ranks 19th in MLB. Out of their 20 save opportunities, bullpen relievers have successfully closed out 12 of them.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last six games at home against Oakland.
  • Seattle is 6-3 SU in their last nine games with a team in the AL West Division.
  • The Seattle Mariners are 2-5 SU in their last seven games played in May.

Oakland Athletics vs Seattle Mariners. The MLB pick for this game is the Seattle Mariners. Kyle Muller has struggled in his recent starts, giving up five or more earned runs in five out of his last seven outings. This performance could be more impressive. On the other hand, Luis Castillo, facing the formidable lineup of the Boston Red Sox, should have a better outing than his previous start when he allowed seven runs (five earned) in a 9-4 loss.

The current Oakland Athletics lineup has faced Castillo, going 17 for 65 against him with four doubles and a few home runs. The Athletics have struggled offensively against right-handed pitchers in the past ten days, with a dismal 46 wRC+ rating. Conversely, the Seattle Mariners have excelled against left-handed pitchers during the same period, boasting a strong 136 wRC+.

Another intriguing aspect of this game is the Mariners’ F5 -1.0 wager, indicating that they are expected to have a lead of at least one run by the end of the first five innings. The prediction for this game is a 5-3 victory for the Seattle Mariners.

MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM ET

Location: T-Mobile Park, WA

Date: Monday, May 22, 2023

TV: Root Sports Northwest

MLB Odds: Seattle Mariners -250

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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