Fargo's 10* MLB Monday Sweet Spot (85-62 MLB Run)
2018-08-13 22:05:00

This is a play on the OAKLAND A'S for our MLB Monday Sweet Spot. Seattle is coming off a hard-fought, four-game series sweep over Houston to move to within four games of the Astros in the American League West and to within a game and a half of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. The Mariners were in a big time slump prior to those four games and we can see them coming back to reality as they conclude this roadtrip with another tough series. Oakland took two of three games against the Angels in Los Angeles as it continues its red hot run. The A's have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the last two months as they are 36-12 over their last 48 games and they were able to leapfrog over the Mariners in the American League West over the last week. Oakland is just 2.5 games behind Houston in the division and it is in a good spot to keep rolling as it has won 15 of its last 18 home games while going 18-4 in its last 22 games against American League teams with a batting average of .265 or worse. Sean Manaea gets the ball for Oakland and he is coming off a poor outing against the Dodgers where he lacked him typical command, but we should see a bounce back here. He has been great at home with a 3.50 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 12 starts, eight of which have been quality outings. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 games against left-handed starters. Marco Gonzales is also coming off a poor outing and his was much worse against a much worse team as he allowed seven runs in five innings at Texas. He has a 4.42 ERA on the road and faces an Oakland team that is 9-2 in its last 11 games against left-handed starters. 10* (912) Oakland A's