Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies


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Today’s matchup is between the Oakland Athletics (34-25) and the Colorado Rockies (23-35). The Athletics have won 3 of their last 5 games & the Rockies have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Athletics are starting Cole Irvin (LHP), on the mound who is 3-7 on the season pitching a 4.12 ERA, 3.81 FIP, .311 wOBA, K% of 16.8%, BB% of 4.1%, 89.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.23 WHIP in 63.1 innings pitched.

The Rockies are starting Kyle Freeland (LHP), who is 0-0 on the season with a 4.50 ERA, 4.63 FIP, .386 wOBA, K% of 15.8%, BB% of 18.4%, 87.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 2.00 WHIP in 8.0 innings pitched.

The Athletics are 10th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Rockies are 27th.

On the hitting side, the Athletics have a .315 wOBA and a .313 OBP. The Rockies have a .303 wOBA and a .308 OBP. The Athletics have 73 HRs this season while the Rockies have 51 HRs.

Kyle Freeland's small sample size doesn't give us much to go off this season but throughout this career, he's been a sub 4 era pitcher. Cole Irvin is a decent pitcher that's better than his record. That said, the A's have the advantage in relieving & hitting. I'm going with the A's to win the game.

  • Oakland are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
  • Oakland are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Colorado.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games.
  • Colorado are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games against Oakland.