MLB Pick of the Day: June 7 2014

MLB Pick of the Day: June 7 2014GAME: Oakland A’s vs. Baltimore Orioles

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 8 – 7:05 PM EST

WHERE: Camden Yards, Baltimore MD

PITCHERS: Athletics – Sonny Gray (R) Orioles – Kevin Gausman (R)

LATEST ODDS: Oakland -140 Total 8

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 2-3 -100,

The first place American League Western Division Oakland Athletics have been blistering hot going 18 and 8 {815%} in their last 26 encounters and own the 2nd best record in Major League Baseball and the Athletics have not been this successful since 23 years ago. One of the reasons that the Athletics have been so good through 61 games is due to their offensive efficiency on the bases. They have stolen 32 pads out of 39 attempts {81.1%} which is good for third in baseball. As a team, Oakland has gone yard 71 times already which ranks 3rd in all of baseball. They lead the league with batting in 308 runs along with 258 bases on balls. In Oakland’s last 25 games, their pitching staff has the best earn run average in the majors of 2.93. The Athletic’s bullpen heads the American League in earn run average of 2.68. They are tied for the second most wins with 12. The Athletics will face Baltimore’s Right Hand starter Kevin Gauman, who is making only his 10th career start with a earn run average of 6.10 surrendering 35 earn runs and 57 hits in only 51.2 frames of work.

One of Baltimore’s main problems is their pitching staff which is ranked 24th in the league giving up at least 4 runs a game. They have allowed 256 hits and 244 runs in 519 innings this season. Baltimore will face the upstart Righty for Oakland Sonny Gray who sports a terrific record of 11 and 4 with a earn run average of 2.55. However, in his only start versus the Orioles last season he gave up 9 hits and 7 runs.

MLB Pick: Oakland -140          Over 8