2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 02, 2015
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Oakland at Texas
Saturday 05/02 08:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Texas +122 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.22) RESULT: WIN
Oakland is on a 2-6 run and 5-16 as a favorite of -110 to -150. They are off a win in Texas, but the Athletics are 4-22 when following a victory. The Athletics go with struggling lefty Drew Pomeranz, who has allowed 20 hits and walked five in 15 innings his last three starts. Pomeranz is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in two career appearances (one start) against the Rangers, and the team is 1-5 when he starts on the road. Texas is no easy park to pitch in and the Rangers finally have a significant edge on the mound to end their slide. The Rangers are 4-0 in Nick Martinez's last four starts. Martinez (2-0, 0.35) blanked Oakland on four hits over seven innings on April 9th to begin his strong start. His 0.35 ERA was the lowest April ERA by an American League pitcher since Boston’s Roger Clemens posted a 0.28 ERA in 1991. The Rangers are 9-1 when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game, so grab the home dog and play on Texas.