Point Spread: -1.50 | -126.00 Seattle (Away)
I like the Seattle Mariners to win this game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Seattle was a bit shook after the 4-1 loss to these A's to open up the series (I had Oakland.) Now, on Thursday, they'll have a much better pitching matchup for them to use to their advantage. George Kirby (7-4, 2.98 ERA) will start for the Mariners here in this one. He's been stellar as of late, as he hasn't given up more than 2 runs in 5 straight starts (4ER total.) In his last outing against Oakland, Kirby went 7 innings, while giving up just 1 run in an easy win. The time before that, he pitched 6 shutout innings against the A's. On the other hand, Oakland has been pretty awful all year. Other than a few of their players, they are pretty much a joke. Adrian Martinez (4-5, 5.77 ERA) has been one of the worst pitchers in all of baseball lately. In his last 2 starts, he's went 8.2 IP, while giving up 18 hits, 11 earned runs and 5 homers. His last time against Seattle, he went 4.2 innings while giving up 7 runs in an 8-6 loss. Expect the Mariners to smoke this guy once again here today. Lay the points as well.
T.M. Prediction: 8-3 Mariners