Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3-29 Prediction

Alright we made it through opening day.  With the Mariners win I am 1-0.

Seattle (Vargas) at Oakland (Colon) in Tokyo, Japan

Bartolo Colon is 14-11 in 29 starts against the Mariners in his career, but hasn't faced them since 2009.  Since Ichiro is the only person who has faced Colon, and is batting .300 against him, I am going to throw that win-loss record out the window.  Meanwhile Vargas pitched against the Athletics five times last season alone, and while he went 1-3 he did have a decent ERA at 3.89.  So what is more important having a pitcher who has seen a hitter a bunch of times and vice-versa, or having a pitcher who has never seen the hitters before?  Because I think the pitcher has the advantage when they haven't seen the hitter, I'm going to go with Colon and the Athletics on this one.

Winner: Oakland

Record: 1-0

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