Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8-16-22

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Oakland Athletics (41-75) battle the Texas Rangers (52-63) in Game 2 of 4 of the AL West Division at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8:05 PM ET.


Oakland dropped to 5th place at 41-75 in the American League West Division with a .353 team percentage and 33.5 contests behind first place after gaining 388 runs but losing 525 for a -137 run difference for the year.


The Athletics opened a series with a 1-2 loss to the Rangers after finishing a series with a 0-3 record versus the Houston Astros over the weekend.


SS/2B Nick Allen earned a one-run score on one hit with a walk and one RBI for Oakland in losing the series opener to the Rangers on Monday.


Starter James Kaprielian pitched for 5.1 frames after conceding 6 hits, 2 earned runs, and 2 free walks but wrung up 5 Texas hitters in the loss.


The Athletics’ offense is led by their top batter 1B Seth Brown with his 17 homers and 48 RBIs record while averaging .233 at the plate throughout the campaign.


Catcher Sean Murphy contributed 14 runs batted in, 13 home runs, and a team-high .243 batting average while his OBP sits at .322 with a  slugging percentage of .422 for Oakland this year.


Left-hander JP Sears (3-0, 2.30 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 18 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start the second installment of a series against the Rangers on Tuesday.


The southpaw thrower finished 27.1 innings pitched after conceding 17 hits, 5 free bases, and one homer in his MLB career this season.


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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Predictions 8/16/2022


The Texas Rangers are in 3rd place at 52-63 in the American League West Division with a team percentage of .452 and 22 outings behind first place after accumulating 513 runs but wasted 514 for a run difference of -1 over the course of the season.


The Rangers look for their 4th straight victory after winning three games in a row including a 2-1 win over the Athletics on Monday.


2B Marcus Semien earned a one-run score on two hits with one RBI in beating Oakland last time out while SP Glenn Otto gave up 2 hits, one earned run, and 6 BBs with one strikeout in pitching for 6.0 innings in the victory.


SS Corey Seager knocked 26 balls outside the park while driving 59 RBIs and batting .254 in reinforcing the offense for Texas this year.


RF Adolis Garcia added a team-high 73 RBIs with 19 home runs and averages .254 at the plate while 1B Nathaniel Lowe marked a team-leading batting average of .287, an on-base percentage of .339, and slugging .462 for the Rangers.


The Texas ball club is still undecided who they will be sent to start on Tuesday. The Rangers posted a team ERA of 4.06 with 1.31 WHIP and a total of 825 strikeouts throughout the campaign.                


Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this contest is Texas TBA. The Rangers are the stronger team in this match-up and the team will dominate this game on their home field against the struggling team of the Athletics with a 24-36 record away from home.


Texas is better with a 26-32 home record. The Texas Rangers will win predicted at 7-5.


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Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers 8/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET


Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX


Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022    




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -175    


MLB Totals: 9.5


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