GAME PREVIEW
CAPPERTEK << Back to Game Previews / Recaps
MLB Game Preview: Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 3/21/2019 - 5:35 AM EST
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CapperTekSEO
FINAL
3/21/2019 5:35 AM EST (123 DAYS AGO) MONEYLINE SPREAD TOTAL
Seattle Mariners[5]
-118
+1.5 (-245)
Over 9.5 (-105)
Oakland Athletics[4]
+113
-1.5 (+225)
Under 9.5 (-105)
3 PICKS AVAILABLE (1 FREE)
CHAT
VIEW ALL PICKS

MLB Game Preview: Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - Date: 3/21/2019 Mariners' Kikuchi excited for MLB debut in home country TOKYO -- What will possibly be one Japanese legend's final major-league appearance comes on the same day that another potential star from the baseball-crazed island nation makes his debut.That's Yusei Kikuchi, who will make his first start for the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, facing the Oakland Athletics in the second game of the 2019 Opening Series at the Tokyo Dome in Japan."I never dreamt of starting my career in Japan," Kikuchi, 27, said through an interpreter. "This will be the experience of a lifetime for me. I'd like to enjoy it fully." He started his pro career in Japan in June 2011. He was 73-46 in his eight seasons in the Nippon Professional Baseball league, winning its Pacific League ERA title in 2017. He ended his career in Japan with a 2.77 ERA in 1,010? innings.In January, Kikuchi signed a four-year deal that guarantees him $56 million contract with the Mariners. Soccer Predictions. The team also paid a $10.275 million posting fee and an option that can extend the deal to seven years and $109 million.It's considerably more than for the pitcher on the other side, Marco Estrada, who is making his Athletics debut after signing a one-year, $4 million pact that adds depth to a rotation ravaged by injuries.Estrada joined Oakland after a four-year stint with the Toronto Blue Jays, though he had a difficult go of things last season with a 5.64 ERA in only 143 2/3 innings and the worst strikeout rate of his career at 6.5 per nine innings.On Wednesday, righty Mike Fiers didn't invoke much confidence in Oakland's new-look rotation, lasting only three innings and exiting after being bombarded for five runs in the third. He took the loss.Oakland's lineup won't fail to inspire confidence in any of their starters. Sports Handicapper Leaderboard. Three Athletics homered while Matt Chapman added a double to go with his three-run blast in first game of the series on Wednesday. Handicappers Watchdog. The A's fell behind 9-4 and whittled away at the lead with three runs in the seventh inning but couldn't muster any more runs."It's good to see the offense come and just play the kind of game we are used to playing, where sometimes we're a little behind but we just keep chipping away," Chapman said to MLB.com. "I think we have a lot to take away from this game, especially early in the season. First game there's always those jitters, but I thought we settled in well and I like where we're at." Kikuchi is still familiarizing himself with Major League Baaseball norms of approaching the strike zone, adjusting to hitters and even preparing. He spent the past week watching Oakland's dangerous lineup -- which had five players with at least 30 doubles last season -- at work during Tokyo Dome exhibition games against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He analyzed the data and studied their trends."I'm sure they have great hitters, but the first thing (is) to throw my pitches. Whatever I feel during the game I will address that," Kikuchi said.Dealing with the crowd likely isn't one of the adjustments he'll be dealing with. It will be very pro-Kikuchi, including several members of his personal circle from family, friends, former teachers, coaches and even former teammates."It's a big day for me," Kikuchi said. " ... I am going to play in the major leagues. This is going to be a wonderful start for me to show to my loved ones." --By Sean Kramer, Field Level Media

CLICK HERE TO GET FREE PICKS / ODDS FOR THIS SEATTLE MARINERS VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS GAME

Game Preview from The Associated Press (AP).

Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved.

Football
Basketball
Baseball
Hockey
Soccer
Mixed Martial Arts
NFL Picks NBA Picks MLB Picks NHL Picks Soccer Picks MMA Picks
NFL Odds NBA Odds MLB Odds NHL Odds Soccer Odds MMA Odds
NFL Lines NBA Lines MLB Lines NHL Lines Soccer Lines MMA Lines
NFL Spreads NBA Spreads MLB Spreads NHL Spreads Soccer Spreads MMA Spreads
NFL Betting Advice NBA Betting Advice MLB Betting Advice NHL Betting Advice Soccer Betting Lines MMA Betting Lines
NFL Betting Trends NBA Betting Trends MLB Betting Trends NHL Betting Trends Soccer Betting Advice MMA Betting Advice
NFL Betting Consensus NBA Betting Consensus MLB Betting Consensus NHL Betting Consensus Soccer Betting Trends MMA Betting Trends
NFL Las Vegas Odds NBA Las Vegas Odds MLB Las Vegas Odds NHL Las Vegas Odds Soccer Las Vegas Odds MMA Las Vegas Odds
NFL Game Simulator NBA Game Simulator MLB Game Simulator NHL Game Simulator Soccer Las Vegas Lines MMA Las Vegas Lines
NFL Scores NBA Scores MLB Scores NHL Scores Soccer Handicappers MMA Fight Analysis
College Football Picks College Basketball Picks Baseball Betting Picks Hockey Betting Picks Soccer Tipsters MMA Fight Tips
College Football Odds College Basketball Odds Baseball Odds Hockey Odds Soccer Results MMA Predictions
College Football Lines College Basketball Lines Baseball Lines Hockey Lines Soccer Tips UFC Fight Picks
College Football Spreads College Basketball Spreads Baseball Spreads Hockey Spreads Soccer Predictions UFC Fight Odds
College Football Betting Lines College Basketball Betting Lines Baseball Betting Lines Hockey Betting Lines Soccer Stats UFC Predictions
College Football Betting Advice College Basketball Betting Advice Baseball Betting Advice Hockey Betting Advice Soccer Analysis UFC Matchups
College Football Betting Trends College Basketball Betting Trends Baseball Betting Trends Hockey Betting Trends Soccer Matchups UFC Betting Tips
College Football Betting Consensus College Basketball Betting Consensus Baseball Betting Consensus Hockey Betting Consensus Soccer Fixtures UFC Betting Advice
College Football Game Simulator College Basketball Game Simulator Baseball Game Simulator Hockey Game Simulator Soccer Betting Picks UFC Fight Analysis
College Football Scores College Basketball Scores Baseball Scores Hockey Scores Soccer Scores UFC Betting Trends
Server Status: All Systems Operational | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Server Time: EST (7/23/2019) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Your IP Address: 54.81.69.220 | | | | | | | | | |
Home   :   Directory   :   Leaderboard   :   Access Picks   :   My Account   :   About Us Copyright © 2013 - 2019 CapperTek, All Rights Reserved.
Affiliate Program   :   Technology   :   Marketing   :   News / Blogs   :   Handicapper Blogs   :   FAQ Betting Trends   :   Game Simulator   :   Game Capsensus
Free Widgets / Betting Tools   :   YSLD   :   XML Site Map   :   HTML Site Map   :   100% SSL Secure Website Contact Us   :   Terms of Service   :   Privacy Policy
CapperTek Blogs / Links CapperTek Facebook CapperTek Twitter CapperTek Google+ CapperTek Blog CapperTek Tumblr CapperTek YouTube CapperTek Google Search Results CapperTek Bing Search Results CapperTek Yahoo! Search Results CapperTek Ask Search Results CapperTek Alexa Rank CapperTek is 100% SSL Secure!
CapperTek - Sports Handicapping Service Directory - Buy, Sell, and Track Documented and Transparent Sports Picks
PLEASE NOTE: CapperTek is not a gambling or sports betting website and does not accept or place wagers of any type. CapperTek does not endorse or encourage illegal gambling or sports betting of any type. Also note sports betting inherently involves financial risk. CapperTek assumes no responsibly for the loss of capital incurred due to the use of information contained on this website. Past results do not guarantee or imply future performance. Please bet on sports legally within your jurisdiction and responsibly within your financial means.
UNITED STATES CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: The content and information contained on this website or any of the sports handicapping service websites listed on this website are strictly for news and entertainment purposes only. Any use of this content or information in violation of federal, state, or local laws is strictly prohibited. Activities offered by advertising links to other sites may be deemed an illegal activity in certain jurisdictions. Viewers are specifically warned that they should inquire into the legality of participating in any games and/or activities offered by such other websites. The owner of this website assumes no responsibility for the actions by and makes no representation or endorsement of any of these games and/or activities offered by the advertiser. As a condition of viewing this website viewers agree to hold the owner of this website harmless from any claims arising from the viewer's participation in any of the games and/or activities offered by the advertiser.

Every sports handicapping service website listed on this website is an individually owned and operated private entity. CapperTek does not have any direct affiliation with any of the sports handicapping service websites listed on this website. CapperTek is also not responsible for the content or accessibility of any of the sports handicapping service websites listed on this website. Links to other service websites do not imply any promotion or endorsement of any of the content or information found on those websites. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so entirely at your own risk. Any third party photographs, images, videos, audio, logos, slogans, trademarks, service marks, domain names, and intellectual property represented on this website are property of their respective owners.